This stunning aerial video of York Community Stadium will have sports fans raring to go

15 May 2020 @ 5.25 pm
| Sport

We’re all a bit sports-starved at the moment.

So here’s a film that will have every York footie and rugby fan salivating.

This stunning video, shot by North Yorkshire sports photographer Matt Kirkham, shows the new LNER Community Stadium from the air.

The stadium at Monks Cross, future home of both York City FC and York City Knights, looks pristine.

Shot in 4K the drone film shows the completed ground in all its glory, including the extremely colourful seating, the corner floodlights, and the exquisitely green pitch – as yet untouched by a single competitive boot stud.

Matt has been furloughed in my full time job as a marketing assistant for Transdev and in his part time job as club photographer for Harrogate Town AFC “so I was starting to get a bit rusty.

“I decided that the LNER Community Stadium would be a great subject to shoot and I’m very happy with the reaction so far.”

Like the new look

The stadium, as seen in Matt’s film

Matt used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture about 20 minutes footage – he’s registered with the CAA to fly it – and edited it down to match the music.

“I really like the look of the new stadium and I hope to be pitchside to shoot a game when it opens,” he told YorkMix.

“Some supporters will prefer an old dilapidated ground such as Bootham Crescent but you can’t please everyone.”

Like so many he’s missing his sport.

“I’m very much looking forward to football returning. My own club Harrogate Town are 2nd in the National League with a real chance of promotion to the EFL.

“York are also in with a big chance of promotion back to the National League.”

And they’ll have a stadium worthy of promotion, if it happens.