Residents invited to get involved with Community Stadium Project.

Residents invited to get involved with Community Stadium Project.

Following on the recent announcement by York Archaeological Trust to deliver an archaeological investigation of the community stadium site prior to works starting, residents are invited along to the Mansion House on the 12th November for an open event on how to get involved with the project.

Dig York Stadium, in partnership with City of York Council, will offer local participants the opportunity to investigate the archaeology of the site with professionals from York Archaeological Trust who will share their knowledge and experience, teaching new skills and helping develop existing ones in the field of archaeological practise. A key objective of the project will be to empower community participants to take part in future community projects.

The project will allow participants to get involved with metal detector surveys, a geophysical survey, excavation, finds processing and workshops. Across the life of the project  the team will research the history of the site and it’s archaeological remains and discover the physical evidence relating to the historical records and earlier activity.

Jon Kenny, community Archaeologist for York Archaeological Trust says,

“Dig York Stadium will offer an exciting opportunity to explore a historically-rich site and we are looking for volunteers from the local community who would like to contribute to all aspects of the project from research to fieldwork and post-excavation. The launch event at the Mansion House will be a great way to meet the Community Engagement team from York Archaeological Trust and discover more about the project.”

Updates on the project will be made public via a blog found on the York Archaeological Trust website and via twitter @YATnews using #digyorkstadium.

For more details on how to be involved with the project, visit the launch event at the Manision House or email Jon Kenny at

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