Congratulations York City Football Club – York City Council

The Civic Party, Councilor Nigel Ayre and players and representatives from York City Football Club.  This picture was taken in the main hall of the newly restored City Hall.

Published Thursday 26 May 2022

York City Football Club beat Boston in the National League North playoff final, winning by 2 goals to send the club to the National League the next season.

Around 7,500 fans flocked to the LNER Community Stadium to watch the game and cheer on City. It was a record turnout for the club at the newly built LNER Community Stadium, which was successfully built and opened in 2020 following significant investment from the council. The LNER Community Stadium complex offers a modern, 21stSt Century sports and leisure facilities for York including the 8,500 seat sports stadium, a leisure centre, NHS ambulatory services, a public library and retail space.

This is great news for the club, the fans and for the city. In recognition of this achievement, the Lord Mayor of York formally invited the players and coaching staff of York City Football Club to a reception at the newly restored Guildhall on Wednesday 25 May.

In 2022, York City Football Club will celebrate its centenary. The club was incorporated at the Guildhall on May 6, 1922. The reception in the newly restored Guildhall was a fitting way to celebrate the club’s achievement in securing promotion.

Councilor Keith Aspden, Chairman of the City of York Council, has reacted to York City FC’s promotion to the National League saying:

I know that everyone across the city will join me in celebrating this fantastic performance and this outstanding result.

“Of course there was the usual pre-game nervousness before the game, but the players and coaching staff put in an excellent performance to secure promotion to the National League. We know how important football is to the fans and to everyone.” City is getting noticed and this win puts York City, York and the LNER Community Stadium back on the football map. I truly believe this is just the first step into a fantastic new era for the Minstermen and let’s hope we get started in the new season.”

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of York, Councilor Chris Cullwick said:

As a city, we are proud of our football club and its success in promotion.

“York City Football Club is celebrating its 100th birthdayth Jubilee as a club in 2022, having originally formed in York’s historic Guildhall. Having previously been Chaplain of the York City Club, I was delighted to welcome them to the newly restored Guildhall, a fitting celebration of the Club’s promotion in its centenary.”

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