York City Knights sign new deal

York City Knights have signed a new agreement for the use of Bootham Crescent for the 2017 and 2018 seasons confirming this will be their home until the opening of the Community Stadium. York City Knights confirmed "We are very thankful to both the council and the football club for their support in reaching agreement on the use of Bootham Crescent. This two year agreement provides a home for the Knights in the city and allows us to now grow our business on and off the pitch. The facility is suitable for Rugby League at this level and above and I would hope fans are pleased that this uncertainty has now been removed. We fully respect the agreement with our landlords, the Football Club, and look forward to continuing to work with them now and in the future. The council have provided investment to make the three way partnership work ahead of the Community Stadium opening and for that we applaud their commitment to Rugby League in the region." York City Football club stated "Following successful discussions over the last few months with the new owners of York City Knights and City of York Council regarding Rugby League being played at Bootham Crescent, we are happy that these have reached a positive conclusion. We hope that Knights' supporters, coach James Ford and his players are now able to look forward to a period of stability, and we wish the Knights every success in the future." Cllr Nigel Ayre commented “We are delighted to announce an agreement for the continuation of Rugby League at Bootham Crescent for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. We have had very positive discussions with both the Knights and York City FC all through this process and look forward to continued partnership working for many years to come.”
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