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York City's Kit Kat Stadium
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York City's Kit Kat Stadium

DATES VISITED THIS GROUND

20/12/2002 - York City 1 Lincoln City 1

17/2/2004 - York City 1 Lincoln City 4

 

Let me start off by saying that if you need a spare dug out, please visit Kit Kat Cresent because they have about 20 spare dugouts sat in a corner of the ground just waiting for the others to smash or something.

 

Anyway, getting to York is fairly easy although getting to the ground itself is a bit of a farce because virtually all of it is in a residential area with extremely narrow rounds, similar to the area towards the North and West sides of Sincil Bank. Anyway, once you get outside the ground, don’t bother trying to look for stuff to do because you’ll just be wasting your time (seriously). The only relatively interesting thing around the ground is a chippy and even that isn’t exactly mouth watering.

 

Getting inside the ground and your start to wonder when the last time the ground was upgraded was, because quite frankly, it’s a shit hole. The away terrace is massive, it can hold around 3500 but it’s very shallow meaning that if it’s crowded, you won’t be able to see fuck all and the 10 ft high fence also doesn’t help give a good view of the action. Also, the toilets are a joke, it’s just a hole in the floor, not a hole in a gutter or anything, just a hole, in the floor.

 

Anyway, to the right of away fans is a seated section that is probably the best stand at the ground, although it’s not something you’d write home. about. It could hold roughly 2000 fans and had some executive boxes around the top. The stand behind the far goal was a large terrace with a roof on and to be fair, I can’t really comment on this because both games were night games and there appeared to be no light on in the stand.

 

The final stand to our left was a pitch length seated stand, however, this was also extremely shallow and is very reminiscent of several League 2 stands. Overall, I did not enjoy either trip to York (other than the Scorelines) and I will defiantly not come here for a random game.

 

However, the report doesn’t finish there. The singular thing I love about York Street is that no-one in the ground sings, yet you can still hear people chanting?!?!? This is because someone at the club, recorded the York fans on their travels and plays it over the tannoy, hoping that the away fans won’t notice the speakers shouting “York till I die” The best example of this is that once they sang “If all love the York clap ya hands” and you heard several hundred people clapping, yet not a single person in the ground clapped. It has a rather Tom and Jerry feel to it.

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SCORES

 

Overall Ground Quality : 4

Ease of getting there : 4

Atmosphere : 1

Programme : 1

View of Action : 3

Terrace Nutterage Factor : 5

The "football" feeling : 9

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 7

Quality of the game : 3

Chances of Coming Here Again If Given Chance : 5

 

Overall : 42/100