England: New design for York City stadium soon, groundbreaking in March
source: YorkPress.co.uk; author: michał
The community stadium scheme for York seems to be going forward after several hurdles. Final design should be revealed in August, while construction is set to begin in March 2015.
We've shown you the initial concept of York Community Stadium back in 2012, when it was scheduled to break ground in 2013. That date was soon changed to June 2014 and then also proved unrealistic as protected newts were found on site.
Now things seem to be back on track with two bidders (undisclosed) interested in carrying out design, construction and long term operation of the £19 million facility. Both final bids are expected to be submitted to City of York Council by the end of May.
This means of course that the renderings known so far should only be used for reference as they don't present final form of the stadium. Actual design will depend on preferred bidder and will be revealed in late August, after both bids are evaluated.
City council leader James Alexander has recently tweeted that construction work will start by March next year. With the entire project expected to last one year, both York City FC and York Knights should begin their 2016/17 seasons at the new facility.