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Welcome to our matchday guide for the York City Knights game against Batley Bulldogs at the LNER Community Stadium on the 20th June 2021, 3pm KO.

This guide will provide information to help you make the most of your matchday experience.

There is a limited capacity of fans allowed in for this game and it is an all-ticket event.

Travel to the Game


There are good pedestrian links to the site via Jockey Lane, the footpath from New Lane and from Malton Road.


There is plenty of Cycle Parking located around the West, North and East Stands of the stadium.


Why not see if you can catch the iconic York City Knights bus from York City Centre and arrive in style. First York are proud to partner with York City Knights, and with frequent buses it makes it easy to support the Knights at the brand new York LNER Community Stadium. For more details on bus times please follow this link:


Parking is available in the matchday club car park (accessed through the Monks Cross Park & Ride- YO32 9JU), tickets can be purchased in advance from the Ticket office on 01904 942232, they cost £5 per match and provide an easy matchday parking option.

Please be aware other parking areas around Vangarde have a 2-hour limit with an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system in place.

For more information on traveling to the game please follow this link

Entry to the Ground

Entry for fans into the ground will be staggered, this is to aid with social distancing and to reduce crowding before the game. Please see the list below outlining when your arrival time is:

Block Time Turnstile Block Time Turnstile

EF 1.50pm 4, 5 & 6 EG 2pm 4, 5 & 6

EAST EH 2.10pm 4, 5 & 6 EI 2.20pm 4, 5 & 6

ED 1.50pm 7, 8 & 9 EC 2.00pm 7, 8 & 9

EB 2.10pm 7, 8 & 9 EA 2.20pm 7, 8 & 9

SF 1.50pm 1, 2 & 3 SE 2.00pm 1, 2 & 3

SOUTH SD 2.10pm 1, 2 & 3 SC 2.20pm 1, 2 & 3

SB 2.30pm 1, 2 & 3 SA 2.30pm 1, 2 & 3

WE 1.50pm 15,16,17,18 WD 2pm 17 & 18

WC 2.10pm 17 & 18 WB 2.20pm 17 & 18

WEST WA 2.30pm 17 & 18 WF 2pm 15 & 16

WG 2.10pm 15 & 16 WH 2.20pm 15 & 16

WI 2.30pm 15 & 16

NA 1.50pm 10 & 11 NB 2pm 10 & 11

NORTH NC 2.10pm 10 & 11 ND 2.20pm 10 & 11

NE 2.30pm 10 & 11 NF 2.30pm 10 & 11

You may be temperature checked upon entry to the ground. However, if you display any Covid symptoms we request that you stay away from the stadium and follow government guidance.

We ask that all spectators wear a mask while they are in the ground and upon entering/exiting the venue.

In the event you have lost your ticket please come to the Stadium Ticket Office located next to the York City Knights shop Monday to Friday 10.00-16.00 or contact the Ticket office via email or call 01904 942232.

This is a pre-booked ticketed event, no tickets can be purchased on the day.

You and your bags may be searched for security measures in line with the ground regulations.

We ask that you scan your ticket at the turnstile in order to gain entry, a steward will be on-site to assist your needs and to ascertain if need to gain access through an Exit gate if there is a requirement. Please scan your ticket and push the turnstile forward to gain entry. For smartphones please ensure they are on their full brightness and the barcode is large enough to be scanned.

You will be socially distanced from other supporters when you are sitting down. Please follow the Covid secure signage i.e. (one-way system in toilets). There are hand sanitising stations throughout the stadium.

Remember: Hands, Face and Space

During the Game

The concession kiosks around the concourses will be open for this game. You are permitted to bring your own food in a clear plastic bag to help with searching and a drink i.e. plastic bottle (sports cap bottles only) or a hot drinks flask, please dispose of your litter in the correct manner.

Flags are permitted however they must be certified as fireproof and no sticks should be holding those flags.

Unfortunately, Programmes and Pot of Gold Tickets will not be available for this game.

After the Game

When leaving the stadium please can you ensure social distancing. Exit gates will be opened to ease flow and will be supervised by a steward. You will be informed when your block of seating is permitted to leave by the stewards.


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