YORK City’s Bootham Crescent auction has now ended - and marketing and communications director Richard Adams is pleased with what he has seen.

It is too early to predict how much money the sale has raised for the club, though City confirmed there have been 1,350 bids on 132 items over the blind auction’s run.

The cheapest of the items cost £5, while a good number of the items had starting prices of between £20 and £100. The most expensive listed item was the frost covers, which started at £600.

“I’ve never done a blind auction on this scale,” Adams said.

“What we tried to do was give fans the chance to purchase memorabilia and to say, ‘What is it worth to me?’.

“We have had all sorts of prices put in, some you may think are high, but that’s what people are willing to pay.

“We have had a lot of questions thrown at us over the last three weeks.

“It’s done very, very well.”

Once players stop training on the pitch, the club will be able to sell off bits of turf, and when demolition on the stands begins, bricks and terracing will be put up for sale. A geological survey is also set to take place to locate ashes and urns, which will be put into the memorial garden on the site.

As well as securing necessary funding for the club - who propose to use some of the money to assist upcoming projects - the auction will also preserve the legacy of Bootham Crescent.

Iconic parts of the historic stadium will soon be in the hands of fans far and wide, while accoutrements such as floodlights and frost covers are likely to end up with other clubs. Some items closely associated with City, like the Popular Stand clock, will be retained to go either to the new development or the new stadium.