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Construction on York community stadium to start in December

Construction on York’s community stadium, future home to English National League North football club York City, is set to begin in December.

The upcoming £41m (€46m/$53m) community venue project will also become the home of Championship rugby league club the York City Knights.

In July, York City Council gave the green light for the building work to begin in October on the Monks Cross site, with the main construction phase taking up to 16 months. The plan has since been delayed to December and the stadium is due to open in 2019.

The work is to begin at the Monks Cross site before Christmas, according to the City of York council.

In addition to the 8,000-capacity stadium, a new commercial development on the site will feature a Cineworld cinema complex, including an Imax screen, five restaurants and up to three retail units.

A new swimming pool, gym, dance studio, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities and sports hall with spectator seating will also be added to the site in a new leisure facility.

There will also be an additional NHS outpatient service to be offered from a community hub, with the entire complex on track to be open in 2019.

York City said it was looking forward to getting into the stadium for the start of the 2019/2020 season, according to the BBC.

Councillor David Carr, leader of the council said the stadium would be “a great asset for the city and residents”.