Work to start on York's community stadium by next March

York Press: A previous artist's impression of York's community stadium - but new designs are now set to emerge this summer. A previous artist's impression of York's community stadium - but new designs are now set to emerge this summer.

WORK on York's £19 million community stadium will start by next March, the city's council leader has said - and a new design is set to be revealed this summer.

The project to build a new home for York City FC and York City Knights on the Huntington Stadium site at Monks Cross has been dogged by delays, but two firms are now competing for the contract to design, build and operate the stadium and their final bids are expected to be submitted to City of York Council by the end of May.

The authority said the chosen operator will be announced towards the end of the summer, when stadium designs are also set to be unveiled. The minimum capacity must be 6,000, but The Press understands the final capacity may be nearer 8,000 seats, although this has not been confirmed by any of the parties involved.

The stadium was originally expected to be ready for the 2014/15 season, but this was first pushed back a year and then hit by a fresh setback last summer when protected great crested newts were found at the site of the neighbouring Vangarde Shopping Park, where new John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Next stores have just opened and whose developers have provided £13.75 million towards the sports project. Council leader James Alexander has tweeted that construction work will start by March next year.

This would mean the stadium opening for the 2016/17 season. Coun Sonja Crisp, the council's cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: "The council is in the final stage of procurement for the design, build and operation of the community stadium, with the two shortlisted bidders.

"This scheme will provide a range of significant benefits for the city, including new high-quality facilities for football, rugby and athletics, a range of much-needed community facilities and new jobs in the building and running of the complex. We’re at an exciting part of the procurement process, and I look forward to the final proposals from our bidders so we can appoint the preferred bidder by the end of summer.”

Sophie Hicks, City's communications and community director, said: “We are delighted everything is progressing well with the community stadium project.

"There continues to be much hard work behind the scenes and the next stage will be the announcement of the preferred bidder. It will be at this point when architectural plans for the stadium can be shown to supporters and the general public.

"The opening of the John Lewis store somehow makes the project feel more real, and we can’t wait to play our first game in the new stadium in July 2016.”

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11:57am Sat 12 Apr 14

roadwars says...

Shame.
Shame. roadwars
  • Score: -18

11:57am Sat 12 Apr 14

ian923 says...

Diplomatic for Sophie Hicks to say delighted "everything is progressing well" This should have been built by now and a design has not even been agreed yet.
Diplomatic for Sophie Hicks to say delighted "everything is progressing well" This should have been built by now and a design has not even been agreed yet. ian923
  • Score: 3

12:05pm Sat 12 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -29

1:05pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Its ridiculous and pathetic that this project is taking so long to procure.

Oakgate and their associate company Caddick Construction must be laughing at how the council are making a botch of delivering the community stadium, and how it will be a year till they start. OakCad have designed, coordinated, built and completed a £90m scheme, which has far more complexities than a relatively simple stadium of less than 25% of the value of this retail scheme, whilst the council sit on their hands, talking the talk. If Tim Atkins and co were in the real world they wouldn't last five minutes. Meanwhile Atkins continues to pull in his £50,829 salary after over 5 years in the job.

The Press wrote about Mr Atkins (13-Dec-08) after his appointment, saying,
'Mr Atkins will spearhead the drive to identify a site for the new stadium, and to ensure it is built by 2012.'
It also said,
"Bill Woolley, director of city strategy at City of York Council, said: “Tim has a huge amount of experience managing major projects in the sport and leisure field and I’m delighted that he’s joining the team.”
What happened to Bill Woolley ? Apparently since leaving the council in 2012, he allegedly is now a consultant to guess Oakgate ?!!!!
Its ridiculous and pathetic that this project is taking so long to procure. Oakgate and their associate company Caddick Construction must be laughing at how the council are making a botch of delivering the community stadium, and how it will be a year till they start. OakCad have designed, coordinated, built and completed a £90m scheme, which has far more complexities than a relatively simple stadium of less than 25% of the value of this retail scheme, whilst the council sit on their hands, talking the talk. If Tim Atkins and co were in the real world they wouldn't last five minutes. Meanwhile Atkins continues to pull in his £50,829 salary after over 5 years in the job. The Press wrote about Mr Atkins (13-Dec-08) after his appointment, saying, 'Mr Atkins will spearhead the drive to identify a site for the new stadium, and to ensure it is built by 2012.' It also said, "Bill Woolley, director of city strategy at City of York Council, said: “Tim has a huge amount of experience managing major projects in the sport and leisure field and I’m delighted that he’s joining the team.” What happened to Bill Woolley ? Apparently since leaving the council in 2012, he allegedly is now a consultant to guess Oakgate ?!!!! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -41

1:18pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Justin7 says...

Tim Atkins has been absolutely useless for this. Other clubs have been much faster to turn things around. Check out Scunthrope's new ground.

At least the capacity is going up, but it's still too small. Let's hope it gets nearly 10,000 with expandability and that it's more like that graphic used above, and not the one with the bike shed stand.
Tim Atkins has been absolutely useless for this. Other clubs have been much faster to turn things around. Check out Scunthrope's new ground. At least the capacity is going up, but it's still too small. Let's hope it gets nearly 10,000 with expandability and that it's more like that graphic used above, and not the one with the bike shed stand. Justin7
  • Score: -3

1:21pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

The Press said in their article dated 13-Dec-08 that the stadium would be built by 2012...

http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/news/3974617.
York_stadium_supremo
_coached_movie_girls
____team/

Here we are five years later, and it's still a year before it will start.

What a joke !
The Press said in their article dated 13-Dec-08 that the stadium would be built by 2012... http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/3974617. York_stadium_supremo _coached_movie_girls ____team/ Here we are five years later, and it's still a year before it will start. What a joke ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -61

1:49pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Woody G Mellor says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad! Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -78

2:58pm Sat 12 Apr 14

bunties says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
No, York City is a league club.

There have been delays but good news overall.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]No, York City is a league club. There have been delays but good news overall. bunties
  • Score: 23

3:27pm Sat 12 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections.

Deliberately timed for the feel good factor.

C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down.

Woof, Woof.
Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections. Deliberately timed for the feel good factor. C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down. Woof, Woof. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -78

4:36pm Sat 12 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

This fiasco has already cost the Council tax payer over a million quid. Why is YCFC our responsibility. But anyway, for that money alone a lot of work could have been carried out at BC.
Ryedale / Huntington Stadium was built to give York and district people a much needed athletics stadium and facilities. Much of the money for it was raised by hard work and sponsorship.
When CoYC employed a Tzar to find a home for a new stadium, how was it possible only to destroy our only athletics stadium?
We already have a Community stadium at Huntington, leave it alone, we can't afford James Alexanders hair brained schemes. I guess we will cross that bridge at the election: No pun intended!
This fiasco has already cost the Council tax payer over a million quid. Why is YCFC our responsibility. But anyway, for that money alone a lot of work could have been carried out at BC. Ryedale / Huntington Stadium was built to give York and district people a much needed athletics stadium and facilities. Much of the money for it was raised by hard work and sponsorship. When CoYC employed a Tzar to find a home for a new stadium, how was it possible only to destroy our only athletics stadium? We already have a Community stadium at Huntington, leave it alone, we can't afford James Alexanders hair brained schemes. I guess we will cross that bridge at the election: No pun intended! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -104

5:37pm Sat 12 Apr 14

roadwars says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
This fiasco has already cost the Council tax payer over a million quid. Why is YCFC our responsibility. But anyway, for that money alone a lot of work could have been carried out at BC.
Ryedale / Huntington Stadium was built to give York and district people a much needed athletics stadium and facilities. Much of the money for it was raised by hard work and sponsorship.
When CoYC employed a Tzar to find a home for a new stadium, how was it possible only to destroy our only athletics stadium?
We already have a Community stadium at Huntington, leave it alone, we can't afford James Alexanders hair brained schemes. I guess we will cross that bridge at the election: No pun intended!
It should really be paid for by the former Tory Councillor who seperated the football club from it's football ground to secure his escape from a club he didn't care much for. But history is history and going to home games will be history for me (and many others I have spoken to) once the club moves to the inaccessible new home.
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: This fiasco has already cost the Council tax payer over a million quid. Why is YCFC our responsibility. But anyway, for that money alone a lot of work could have been carried out at BC. Ryedale / Huntington Stadium was built to give York and district people a much needed athletics stadium and facilities. Much of the money for it was raised by hard work and sponsorship. When CoYC employed a Tzar to find a home for a new stadium, how was it possible only to destroy our only athletics stadium? We already have a Community stadium at Huntington, leave it alone, we can't afford James Alexanders hair brained schemes. I guess we will cross that bridge at the election: No pun intended![/p][/quote]It should really be paid for by the former Tory Councillor who seperated the football club from it's football ground to secure his escape from a club he didn't care much for. But history is history and going to home games will be history for me (and many others I have spoken to) once the club moves to the inaccessible new home. roadwars
  • Score: 41

6:00pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections. Deliberately timed for the feel good factor. C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down. Woof, Woof.
You're absolutely right.

Timing of the start is a cynical attempt at vote catching.

Labour and the Council have failed very badly with the delivery of this project. Their performance has been abysmal and pathetic. Their handling of the process echoes the Lendal Bridge fiasco; disorganised, chaotic, and flawed.

In the 1970's and 80's York Council managed massive amounts of council housing and modernisation schemes, involving thousands of dwellings. They got things done. These days, they are a joke by comparison.
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections. Deliberately timed for the feel good factor. C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down. Woof, Woof.[/p][/quote]You're absolutely right. Timing of the start is a cynical attempt at vote catching. Labour and the Council have failed very badly with the delivery of this project. Their performance has been abysmal and pathetic. Their handling of the process echoes the Lendal Bridge fiasco; disorganised, chaotic, and flawed. In the 1970's and 80's York Council managed massive amounts of council housing and modernisation schemes, involving thousands of dwellings. They got things done. These days, they are a joke by comparison. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -170

7:00pm Sat 12 Apr 14

jumbojet says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections. Deliberately timed for the feel good factor. C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down. Woof, Woof.
You're absolutely right.

Timing of the start is a cynical attempt at vote catching.

Labour and the Council have failed very badly with the delivery of this project. Their performance has been abysmal and pathetic. Their handling of the process echoes the Lendal Bridge fiasco; disorganised, chaotic, and flawed.

In the 1970's and 80's York Council managed massive amounts of council housing and modernisation schemes, involving thousands of dwellings. They got things done. These days, they are a joke by comparison.
You are correct Badgers Drift. Let us hope and pray that this shower of total numbnuts doesn't make a hash of this as well. Have they made any contacts, have they had discussions with all other adjacent towns who have nice, 10000+ stadiums? you can bet your bottom dollar that they have NO IDEA, we need a public consultation before a sod is dug, this lot, as we know, is not fit to run a whelk stall.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: Don't be misled by the timing, work starts just before the local elections. Deliberately timed for the feel good factor. C'mon Mark-Down Mongrels, mark this down. Woof, Woof.[/p][/quote]You're absolutely right. Timing of the start is a cynical attempt at vote catching. Labour and the Council have failed very badly with the delivery of this project. Their performance has been abysmal and pathetic. Their handling of the process echoes the Lendal Bridge fiasco; disorganised, chaotic, and flawed. In the 1970's and 80's York Council managed massive amounts of council housing and modernisation schemes, involving thousands of dwellings. They got things done. These days, they are a joke by comparison.[/p][/quote]You are correct Badgers Drift. Let us hope and pray that this shower of total numbnuts doesn't make a hash of this as well. Have they made any contacts, have they had discussions with all other adjacent towns who have nice, 10000+ stadiums? you can bet your bottom dollar that they have NO IDEA, we need a public consultation before a sod is dug, this lot, as we know, is not fit to run a whelk stall. jumbojet
  • Score: -57

12:22am Sun 13 Apr 14

PeoplesRevolution says...

spending £19 million nn new stadiums is a disgrace.. This shows how irresponsible the city council iare.. sending out tax billings to people who are already struggling to live and when they cannot pay they take them to court to send in furthr debt,people with disbailites are being denied support amongst other services. This due governemtn then spend £19 million stupid . They most be pounds signs for heart.and heartless with no thought and not fit to represent the people of York..

Y
spending £19 million nn new stadiums is a disgrace.. This shows how irresponsible the city council iare.. sending out tax billings to people who are already struggling to live and when they cannot pay they take them to court to send in furthr debt,people with disbailites are being denied support amongst other services. This due governemtn then spend £19 million stupid . They most be pounds signs for heart.and heartless with no thought and not fit to represent the people of York.. Y PeoplesRevolution
  • Score: -56

12:41pm Sun 13 Apr 14

turbosview says...

PeoplesRevolution wrote:
spending £19 million nn new stadiums is a disgrace.. This shows how irresponsible the city council iare.. sending out tax billings to people who are already struggling to live and when they cannot pay they take them to court to send in furthr debt,people with disbailites are being denied support amongst other services. This due governemtn then spend £19 million stupid . They most be pounds signs for heart.and heartless with no thought and not fit to represent the people of York..

Y
get your facts right ,the council are not paying for it .The donation by the builders and york city fc are from sale of bc while a former dictator (sorry)
director sits pretty on a big fat wallet.
[quote][p][bold]PeoplesRevolution[/bold] wrote: spending £19 million nn new stadiums is a disgrace.. This shows how irresponsible the city council iare.. sending out tax billings to people who are already struggling to live and when they cannot pay they take them to court to send in furthr debt,people with disbailites are being denied support amongst other services. This due governemtn then spend £19 million stupid . They most be pounds signs for heart.and heartless with no thought and not fit to represent the people of York.. Y[/p][/quote]get your facts right ,the council are not paying for it .The donation by the builders and york city fc are from sale of bc while a former dictator (sorry) director sits pretty on a big fat wallet. turbosview
  • Score: 9

2:40pm Sun 13 Apr 14

bunties says...

Well good news progress has been made and a start date has now been finalised.
Well good news progress has been made and a start date has now been finalised. bunties
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Sun 13 Apr 14

yorkandproud says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot . yorkandproud
  • Score: -9

7:28pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Woody G Mellor says...

yorkandproud wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money!
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .[/p][/quote]Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money! Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -55

8:30pm Sun 13 Apr 14

bunties says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money!
It's a football club not just a football team and a lot of effort goes into it.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .[/p][/quote]Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money![/p][/quote]It's a football club not just a football team and a lot of effort goes into it. bunties
  • Score: 7

3:28am Mon 14 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

I wonder if new artists impressions of the statium will include the road outside now being of a tarmac surface.... if you look back in the Press arcive about this community statium and shopping park, you will see the plans were for a section of Katryn Avenue to be raised and built wth glorified block paving.
The road has been raised, but is done in tarmac.

Cutting corners methinks.
I wonder if new artists impressions of the statium will include the road outside now being of a tarmac surface.... if you look back in the Press arcive about this community statium and shopping park, you will see the plans were for a section of Katryn Avenue to be raised and built wth glorified block paving. The road has been raised, but is done in tarmac. Cutting corners methinks. Magicman!
  • Score: -1

12:04pm Mon 14 Apr 14

York2000 says...

@bunties

I am afraid the comments thread on our hometown newspaper website has been set up for a small group of anti-council people to almost exclusively post, moaning and moaning about anything the council does.

They are actively encouraged by the Press itself which words articles in a way that will get as much negative reaction as possible (see anything Mark Stead posts). I wouldn't waste your time trying to argue, there's no point.

If the council are change in the next elections, then maybe this will stop, but I doubt it.
@bunties I am afraid the comments thread on our hometown newspaper website has been set up for a small group of anti-council people to almost exclusively post, moaning and moaning about anything the council does. They are actively encouraged by the Press itself which words articles in a way that will get as much negative reaction as possible (see anything Mark Stead posts). I wouldn't waste your time trying to argue, there's no point. If the council are change in the next elections, then maybe this will stop, but I doubt it. York2000
  • Score: 7

4:06pm Mon 14 Apr 14

yorkonafork says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money!
That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities).
But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish.

Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .[/p][/quote]Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money![/p][/quote]That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities). But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish. Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it. yorkonafork
  • Score: 3

4:23pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Woody G Mellor says...

yorkonafork wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money!
That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities).
But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish.

Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it.
Well good luck to them.
[quote][p][bold]yorkonafork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .[/p][/quote]Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money![/p][/quote]That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities). But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish. Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it.[/p][/quote]Well good luck to them. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

bunties says...

yorkonafork wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered.

£19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.
£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad!
Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .
Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money!
That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities).
But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish.

Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it.
Yes - superb summary of it. No one can disagree with that.
[quote][p][bold]yorkonafork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: How much cross-party engagement/agreement has this project fostered. £19 million spend should have involvement from all groups.[/p][/quote]£19 Million stadium for some 2 bit football team!!! The world is going mad![/p][/quote]Woody Mellor attempts to be amusing yet controversial . Usually comes over as another contender for forum idiot .[/p][/quote]Ooo. Well excuse me for having an opinion on a ridiculous waste of money![/p][/quote]That's fine, your opinion on the stadium and who's paying for what and who gets to use it is your opinion (btw, far more than just the FC will use its facilities). But trying to get a rise out of people by saying 'two bit football team' or others who go 'same standard as on Knavesmire on Sunday' is just childish. Football is a massive commodity in this country and all clubs have massive ties with the local community. The bigger and stronger the club, the more the community benefit. It's pretty obvious and undeniable. YCFC are a professional club who could even this year, given their great run, could soon be in the top 60-70 clubs in the country while interacting with 10,000s of kids every year and helping the city be active and help active good things. That's not 2-bit whichever way you look at it.[/p][/quote]Yes - superb summary of it. No one can disagree with that. bunties
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