York have issued a statement addressing the uncertainty regarding the venue for their home fixture against Bradford, scheduled for Sunday 9 February.

Though it was initially anticipated that this fixture would be staged at the new community stadium, it is now understood that the game could instead be held at Bootham Crescent.

The Knights say they are monitoring the situation and “asking questions” of the key stakeholders involved in the construction process.

They anticipate being able to make a decision regarding the venue for the round two fixture within the next 72 hours.

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Their statement adds: “As a club, we feel fans and partners need clarity this close to a fixture and we need to begin the logistics of marketing, hospitality, travel, parking and much more. Bootham Crescent has wonderful memories for both Bradford Bulls and York fans.

“We are confident that whether this fixture is the opening of the LNER Community Stadium or our opening home league game at Bootham Crescent, fans will understand the clubs predicament and make it a wonderful event on February 9th.

“Be assured that this decision will be undertaken for the benefit of all our passionate fans, supportive partners and our excellent coaching and playing staff.”