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York City Football Club

Sports Stadium

York City Football Club, Bootham Crescent, Bootham, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 7AQ

Tel: 01904 624447

York City Football Club


The present club was formed in 1922 and prior to their election to Division Three North of the Football League in 1929 played in the Midland League. They remained in the Northern Section until 1958 when they became one of the original members of the Fourth Division.

(During the Second World War when the League was suspended from1939 until 1946 the club operated in the various wartime competitions).

Over the next 45 seasons (1958-2004) the club won promotion six times. In 1958/59 and 1964/65 they moved up to the third tier only to suffer immediate relegation.

City again gained promotion in 1970/71 and in 1974 reached the Second Division (Championship) for the first and to date only time in their 91 year old history. In two seasons in the second tier of English football the club competed with Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest amongst others and in 1974/75 achieved their highest ever League placing when they finished 15th. The following campaign, however, they were relegated and by 1977 were back in the Fourth.

In 1983/84 they won their first major honour when they finished runaway Fourth Division champions with 101 points becoming the first club in Football League history to reach three figures.

City’s last promotion success in the League was via the playoffs in 1992/93 when on the club’s first ever visit to Wembley Stadium they beat Crewe Alexandra in a penalty shoot out.

On the other side of the coin City suffered relegation six times and over the years had to make seven applications for re-election back to the League. In 2004 the club finished bottom of Division Three (League Two) and dropped down to the Conference bringing to an end 75 years membership of the Football League. During that time they had spent two seasons in the second tier and 16 in the third tier. 

In eight years in the Conference City reached the promotion play offs three times. In 2006/07 they lost at the semi-final stage and in 2009/10 went down to Oxford United in the final and then, on May 20th 2012, promotion back to the Football League was achieved when Luton Town were beaten 2-1 at Wembley. This latter game marked the club’s 4th appearance at the national stadium in four years and completed a league and cup double that season.

After four years back in the Football League, York dropped back into the Conference finishing in 24th place in League 2 in 2015/16. The following season City suffered a second successive relegation, after finishing in the final relegation place in the National League and competed in the regional non-league football in 2017/18/19 for the first time since 1929.

Come & support Steve Watson& Micky Cummins fight for promotion this season before leaving Bootham Crescent in Autumn before moving to the brand new long awaited stadium at Vangarde.

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Opening Times

* Matchday dependent. See website for full schedule.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Road Directions

A1 from the South - Exit the A1 on Junction 44 and continue onto the A64 sign posted York.  - Continue for round 10miles and take the exited onto the A1237.  - Go straight through 4 round abouts.  - On the 5th around about take a 3rd exit onto Shipton Rd/A19  - Continue on the A19 for around 2 miles and take a left onto Bootham Crescent 

A1 from the North - Exit the A1 on Junction 46 and take the 1st exit onto the A59  - Continue for around 10 miles and take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto the A1237  - At the 2nd round about take the 3rd exit onto Shipton Rd/A19  - Continure on the A19 for around 2 miles and take a left onto Bootham Crescent 

A19 from the North - Head south on the A19  - Merge onto the York Road/A19 on the ramp to York  (Continue to follow A19 for around 21 miles)  - Go through three roundabouts  - Turn left onto Bootham Crescent 

A64 East - Head West on the A64  - At the roundabout take the 2nd Exit onto A1237  - At the 2nd roundabout continue forward (2nd exit) onto A1237  - Go through 5 roundabouts  - At the next round about take the 1st exit onto Shipton Rd/A19  - Continue forward for around 2 miles and take a left onto Bootham Crescent. 

A1079 - Head north on the A1079 - At the roundabout on the A64 continue forward to York - Continue forward for around 4 miles and take a right onto Foss Islands Rd/A1036 - Continue for straight on at the next 3 sets traffic lights - At the 4th set of lights turn left onto Gillygate/A1036 - At the traffic lights turn right onto Bootham/A19 - After half a mile turn right onto Bootham Crescent

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

The main station is York which is situated in the centre of the city - around one mile from the ground and a 20 minute walk. 

- Take a left out of the station and follow the road down over the river.  - Just before reaching York Minster take a left past the Theatre Royal.  - Take the next left down Bootham.  - Continue along Bootham and take a right on Bootham Crescent after the Churchill Hotel 

By Bus:

There are a number of 'Park and Rides' around the city which take you within walking distance of the ground.

This is the link to the 'Park and Ride' website and these are the following bus services to the ground. 

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