YORK City have sold more than 600 season tickets already for the club’s final campaign at Bootham Crescent.

Fans of the Minstermen still have until Friday to take advantage of the discounted early-bird offer as the club look to improve on last season’s disappointing finish of 11th during their first season in National League North

City sporting director Dave Penney has stated that automatic promotion remains the first target during 2018/19, while stressing the importance of giving the 86-year-old stadium a fitting send-off before the move to Monks Cross.

“More than 600 season-tickets have been sold and that number is expected to rise as people get paid at the end of the month before the early-bird discount price,” Penney pointed out. “Our record wasn’t too bad at home in terms of results last season, but we want to entertain people as well, which we didn’t do enough of.

“Every ground has its shelf-life. At Doncaster, Belle Vue was more run down than here and it’s the same, if you have a TV or a car - they only last for so long and, then, you get a new one.

“We’ve got 12 months left at Bootham Crescent and we’ve got to make the most of that. It’s a special place for a lot of people, who have had a lot of good times here.

“There will be an end-of-season gala and concerts and it will be an exciting time, so it would be brilliant to get promoted going into the new stadium and we’re striving for that.”