Referee Carl Boyeson and his team test the waterlogged pitch at Bootham Crescent on Saturday.
Fleetwood Town’s play-off semi final first leg has been re-arranged for Monday night at 7.45pm.
Mr Boyeson made it clear he had given York’s ground staff as much time as possible to get the match, which was to have been screened live on Sky, on.
He told The Gazette: “You want to leave it as long as you possibly can but you’ve also got to be sensible.
“We can’t still be stood here at midnight.
“We gave York City and the groundstaff every opportunity to get the game on.
“Unfortunately, with the rain coming in again, we had to call it.”
And the referee made it clear his decision had been made with the full support of both managers and captains.
“I’ve been listening to them,” he said.
“The managers and captains were both supportive.”