YORK City Supporters’ Trust are inviting fans to name a beer to commemorate the move from Bootham Crescent.

The winning suggestion will then secure that supporter a complimentary case of the limited-edition York Brewery ale, which intends to celebrate 87 years of football at the stadium.

Sold in cases of 12, the beer will be available to buy from the Trust website in early May, as well as at fundraising events held by the supporters’ group.

If the winning name is submitted by more than one individual, meanwhile, the drawing of lots will decide the winner.

Entrants must be over the age of 18 on May 1, 2019, with application forms available at www.ycst.org.uk

A Naming and Beer Tasting Evening will then be held at York Brewery in Toft Green on April 6 from 6pm following the Minstermen’s home match with Southport.

Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite beer and name from the list of entries, with a full bar and music late into the evening.

Commenting on the partnership with City’s Supporters’ Trust, Neil Arden, of York Brewery, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Supporters’ Trust in the production of this limited-edition commemorative ale to mark the club’s upcoming departure from Bootham Crescent. What better way for any York City fan to celebrate the close of this particular chapter in the club’s history and here’s to a bright future!”

The Trust will also host a Battle of the Bands event at the Fulford Arms in York on Friday, October 11.

Tickets will go on sale this spring and will cost £7 in advance, although participating bands will receive a special discount code for friends and family of £5.

Sound equipment and lighting will be provided at the event, so bands just need to bring their instruments and prizes will be handed out by a high-profile judging panel, which will be announced in due course.

Local bands, with members aged between 18 and 24, are now being asked to submit their details and a demo by visiting www.ycst.org.uk

The judging panel will then review all entries and contact successful applicants in May.

Commenting on the event, a Trust spokesperson said: “The event is designed to showcase young bands in the York area. It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of your band and help the Trust raise some funds.”