The York Community Stadium site at Huntington, will see a range of facilities provided that will give York City Knights every opportunity to grow and develop as one of the leading Rugby League teams in the area. The Knights have an agreement that will give them full use of the stadium and conferencing facilities on both match days and non match days helping to generate revenue for the club. The Knights have signed a 99 year lease at the new stadium, giving them security and a great new home with excellent facilities, for many years to come.
The Stadium Site
The Project will deliver an exciting sports scheme, comprising:
An 8,000 all-seat community sports stadium to host professional football and rugby league games.
A new leisure and sports centre including:
- 25m swimming pool,
- teaching pool (with spectator provision),
- leisure fun pool,
- 100 station gym,
- dance studio,
- group cycling studio,
- competition standard sports hall (with spectator provision),
- extreme Clip ‘n’ Climb play centre,
- outdoor high ropes climbing facility,
- 3G astro-turf pitches (multi-use games area).
The proposed scheme will also see the delivery of a large community hub within the Stadium’s East Stand (“Community Hub”) providing a range of uses and space for Community Partners focused around an atrium containing an Explore Library and cafe meeting area.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (“NHS”) will have a significant presence within the Community Hub where it will deliver a range of specialist outpatient services in high quality modern accessible premises. The NHS will also have use of the Stadium hospitality areas for staff training and development activities.
York Against Cancer, a locally based charity, will have a prominent presence within the Community Hub through a retail unit, office and meeting space.
York St John University:
Brand new 3G training pitches have been developed in conjunction with York St John University at their Haxby Road site, which will provide York City Knights with free training for a 20 year period. The Knights also have class room and gym facilities here as part of their training agreement. The site will also be the home of the reserves/ academy team in future years.
University of York:
A new Regional standard athletics facility has been provided as part of the project at the University of York, along with a fields sports area capable of providing games and training for both football and rugby as well as athletics field events. A sand dressed hockey pitch was also part of the development.