Following the announcement regarding the delays in the football club’s move to the new stadium, the Supporters Trust have been working with the Principal Hotel to identify a suitable new date, with the dinner and dance now to be held on Friday 7th February 2020.
We are also pleased to announce that following feedback from several fans, we have reduced the ticket price to £55 (or £500 for a table of 10) and introduced a more casual dress code, which will now include lounge suits.
The Supporters’ Trust have been liaising with a number of high-profile speakers and guests who will be announced shortly. The evening will also include a special audio-visual production featuring archive footage spanning nine decades at Bootham Crescent. There will also be a real party atmosphere with music and bar late into the evening.
Background to the dinner & venue
Whilst conducting research in the City Archives in 2002, York City Supporters’ Trust discovered details of a celebration dinner held at the Royal Station Hotel to mark the purchase of Bootham Crescent by the football club in 1948. At the time, the Trust board decided to hold a memorial dinner at the hotel to mark our ultimate departure from Bootham Crescent.
Working closely with The Principal York’s chefs, the Trust has formulated a three-course menu that gives a nod to post-war cuisine although with a more palatable and contemporary twist. Guests can pre-order from several dishes available for each course in the run up to the event.
Speaking about the dinner, Trust chairman Mike Brown said, “We are thrilled to follow in the footsteps of the club’s forefathers by hosting this unique celebration of Bootham Crescent. It will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to share their fondest memories of the ground.”
Tracy Harrison, General Manager of The Principal York said, “The hotel is delighted to be hosting this special event, some 72 years on from the 1948 dinner. We hope that all guests have an enjoyable and memorable evening.”
Tickets for the dinner are £55 per person and are available from http://www.ycst.org.uk/shop/. Local businesses and community groups are also invited to book a table of 10 for a reduced price of £500. Numbers are strictly limited to 200, so fans are encouraged to book as early as possible.