THE Bootham Crescent auction is “going very well”, York City’s marketing and communications director Richard Adams has reported.

Launched on Tuesday, there were 132 items up for sale at the auction ahead of the Minstermen’s move away from their home of almost 90 years.

Some items are listed to be bid on and some in the ‘buy it now’ format. Within a day and a half, the sale had attracted 450 bids.

Among the items listed are conventional memorabilia such as signs (ranging from those indicating sections in stands to the sizeable ‘Welcome to Bootham Crescent’ signs at the entrance) and the more novel, including urinals and crush barriers.

One York fan is bidding on the rail where he met his now wife, and where they and their children have stood for matches over the years.

“We have been selling seats since September and sold well over 800,” Adams said. “The next part launched the other day and it’s going very well. I was told (on Wednesday) night we had 450 bids.

“I don’t know whether that’s increased but I’ve had a few emails so fingers crossed.”

Bidders can also submit requests for items not listed on the website. A lower-league club in the North West has enquired about the floodlights, which originally came from Manchester United’s training ground.

Adams himself does not have much space for memorabilia in his home, he says. This includes a signed and framed purple shirt worn specially for the 2009 FA Trophy final against Stevenage Borough which he donated to the vice presidents’ room at Bootham Crescent and which he will consider offers for. 

More details on the auction can be found at For further information, email Adams at or phone 07766 398073​.