York City have plans for a charity match to bid farewell to Bootham Crescent.

The club’s original intentions to see off the famous old ground in style had been severely compromised due to the pandemic.

627 supporters were in the ground for the final competitive match there, a 1-0 victory over Guiseley back in December, but the National League North club have now confirmed:

“Due to the ongoing situation with COVID restrictions and the timing of our stadium move, we haven’t been able to realise our original farewell plans with a sell-out crowd.

“However, with the importance of a farewell opportunity in mind, we would like to announce our intentions for a play-on-the-pitch charity match to see off our time at the 88-year-old ground with our supporters taking to the field next month.

“We will also be hosting a raffle for two lucky supporters to take part in the final floodlight switch-on, scheduled for the last week in April.”

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