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Thank you for being part of York Stadium

Two men stand in front of the signage behind them. The signage consists of hundreds of brightly coloured small photos. Above the signs in large letters it says York Leisure Centre

Published Tuesday, 25 May 2021

City of York Council would like to thank the hundreds of residents and visitors who have now become part of the York Stadium Leisure Complex.

The council invited everyone to submit their head and shoulders photo to mix with many others to create a community mosaic that is the background to all the new exterior signs.

The signage has been installed this week to officially welcome fans, residents and visitors to the incredible new site.

Cllr Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, leisure and Communities, at City of York Council, said:

We received over 500 submissions! Sadly some of the photos couldn’t be used but we appreciate everyone taking the time to take part and we hope everyone will be delighted to see the finished signs positioned outside the complex.

“We’d like to thank everyone for getting involved and we all look forward to welcoming residents, fans and visitors to the beautifully designed new Community Stadium site.

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Finance and Performance, said:

We’re delighted that so many residents, visitors and fans have become a part of this amazing project.

“It’s an incredible stadium with wider leisure facility for supporters, residents and surrounding York. The new complex boasts new swimming facilities, gym, dance studios and sports hall with spectator seating. With 8,500 seats in the stadium, the FA and RFL have already recognised the site as one of the finest smaller stadiums in the country, with both organisations looking forward to using this in the future, including to host the Rugby World Cup later this year.

“We hope everyone will enjoy seeing the new signage when they visit the complex.”

You can find more information about the York Stadium Leisure Complex on the council website.