“If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass up there”
Founding Partner Preben Ganzhorn’s Danish upbringing has helped inspire the club’s stadium initiative, which will provide maximum amenities and comfort for supporters, but minimum imprint on the environment.
Italian Stadium designers Rubner Holzbau along with Bear Stadiums are developing modular expandable soccer venues built with glulam materials from Tyrollean wood. The result is a natural looking but durable stadium that can grow with the club.
The wood is derived from sustainably managed forests, and the production and installation of these structures require low energy consumption, lessening its carbon footprint. The company’s stadium products also incorporate other sustainability details, including low flow faucets and toilets.
A location for the 15,000 seat stadium is currently being sought after with the optimal location being one that would be easily accessible for York’s nine municipalities.