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Ground guide – KitKat Cresent

Tenants – York City

Capacity – 9,196

Address – Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AQ

Year opened – 1932

Other names – Bootham Crescent

KitKat Crescent is the home to struggling Conference outfit York City and has been since 1932. Housing just under 10,000 the stadium is located in the residential streets on the outskirts of York.

The stadium has one main grandstand which is all seated which takes up about two thirds of the touchline. Opposite this is the peculiarly named Popular Stand which is also all seated.

Behind either goal are two sets of terracing. The David Longhurst stand is where the vast majority of noise  is generated from the home fans.

Away fans are situated in the Grosvenor Road End which is again, all terraced. The ground has a pleasant feel and when full a good atmosphere can be generated.

Here is some more bits of information that might be of interest to you.

  • We’re coming up for a game and want to make a weekend of it. What else can we do in and around the city?

The city York is a beautiful place and you could easily spend a day or two wandering the quaint streets and gardens. The centrepiece is without doubt York Minster where tours are available at a price. The castle walls also line the city and sections can be walked free of charge giving spectacular views.

  • What’s the ground like for parking?

Parking in the city centre is not advised as they are small and very expensive. A limited number of street parking is available around the ground but the residential streets are very small and often crammed with cars. The best advise is to arrive early and find parking in and around the residential areas

  • How far away is the train station from the ground?

The train station is a good 20 minute walk away from the ground. Though the walk is scenic, lining the castle walls for part of the stroll.

  • We’re away fans and after a drink. Where can we go?

The supporters club which overlooks the away end does welcome away fans for a small donation of 50p. The nearest pub to the ground is the Burton Stone Inn which is along the A19. Further afield there are plenty of pubs in the city centre.

  • What is the food like in the ground?

Surprisingly enough KitKats and various other chocolate bars are available in the ground. The other usuals such as meat pies, mushy peas and burgers are all also available at the usual prices.

  • Finally I want something to read on the journey home. How much is the matchday programme?

The matchday magazine will set you back £3.

Video – Various snapshot photographs of the stadium.


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