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Lincoln City
Gelder Group Sincil Bank Stadium

Capacity: 10,130 (all seated)
Address:
Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD
Main Telephone No: 01522 880 011
Fax No: 01522 880 020
Ticket Office: 0870 899 1976
Team Nickname: The Imps
Year Ground Opened: 1895
Pitch Size: 110 x 73 yards
Home Kit Colours: Red, White & Black
Official Web Site: www.redimps.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
The Forgotten Imp
Planet Imp (Footy Mad),
The Imps (Sport Network)

Vital Lincoln (Vital Football Network)
Lincoln Imps Message Board



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Contents
What's Sincil Bank Like?
Future Developments
Co-op Community Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Stacey West & Lincolnshire Echo Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Bridge McFarland Stand (photo)
Admission Prices

Ground Layout
Local Rivals
Programme Price

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Sincil Bank Location Map


 

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What's Sincil Bank Like?
On one side is the large all seater Co-op Community Stand. This large single tiered covered stand opened in 1995 and has a capacity of 5,700. Opposite is the Lincolnshire Echo Stand, a small old looking covered stand (although in fact it is comparatively modern being built in 1987). It is seated, but only runs half the length of the pitch, straddling the half way line and hence there are gaps at either side. One gap has now been partly filled by a tiny covered Family Stand. Both ends are small covered affairs. The Bridge McFarland Stand is all seated and has a row of executive boxes running across the back. This stand has a couple of supporting pillars at the front. The other end is the 'Stacey West' all seated, covered stand, for home supporters. It was named in memory of the two Lincoln supporters who lost their lives in the Bradford City Fire at Valley Parade in 1985. Unfortunately this stand is normally only open for games where a larger than normal attendance is expected.

In 2013 the stadium was renamed 'The Gelder Group Sincil Bank Stadium' in a one year corporate sponsorship deal.

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Future Developments
The club are looking into the possibility of extending the Lincolnshire Echo Stand, so that it widened along the side of the pitch. This is still in the feasibility stage.

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CO-OP Community Stand


Co-Op Community Stand

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Away fans are mostly housed in the Bridge McFarland Stand at one end of the ground. This covered all seated stand has a capacity of around 400. It does have a couple of supporting pillars at the front of the stand that may affect your view. If demand requires it (or conversely if the away following is very small) then the small Family Stand at one side of the Lincolnshire Echo Stand (towards the Bridge McFarland Stand) can also be given to visiting supporters. The facilities are okay and food on offer inside includes Lincolnshire sausage and bacon rolls. I had an enjoyable day at Lincoln. There was a good atmosphere at the ground, with plenty of noise being created by the local band in the Co-op Stand.

Jason Adderley a visiting West Brom supporter adds; 'Lincoln's small band of fans are passionate about their team and  are one of the friendliest bunches I've met on my travels. The atmosphere was great and the drums were rousing, leading the chants of the Lincoln supporters'.

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Where To Drink?
Neil Le Milliere a visiting Exeter City fan adds; 'away supporters are admitted to the Supporters Club at the Club (called the Trust Suite) behind the South Park Stand'.

Otherwise there are plenty of good pubs to be found if you head along the High Street towards the town centre,  John Bennett a visiting Bristol Rovers supporter recommends the Golden Eagle, whilst Jon Morley adds; 'The Wetherspoon's pub called 'The Ritz' serves reasonably priced food and ales'. Also near to the railway station is the Treaty of Commerce. All these three pubs are located on the High Street and are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Stacey West & Lincolnshire Echo Stand


Stacey West & Lincolnshire Echo Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Lincoln is not the easiest place to get to, as it is not conveniently situated next to a motorway. I had great difficulty in finding the ground and two people that I asked for directions were unaware that Lincoln had a football team! However I have been recently informed that the ground is now well signposted around Lincoln. Otherwise follow the A46 into Lincoln (which leads onto the High St) and the ground is indicated from there. If you follow the signs for 'away coaches' then this leads you onto the A158 South Park Avenue, where there is plenty of street parking to be found (although it is a ten minute walk around to the ground). Otherwise the signs lead you to the ground, where if you arrive early then you can park behind the Stacey West Stand (cost 4), otherwise, street parking.

Ian Gibson adds; 'On matchdays the South Common is open for parking, this can be found at the beginning of South Park Avenue when coming in from either the A46 or from the High Street. It's free to park and only about 5/10 mins from the ground'.

Map showing the location of the Sincil Bank Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
Lincoln Central train station is around a 15min walk to the ground. Turn 'left out of the train station and walk up to the traffic lights next to St. Mary's church. Turn left at these traffic lights onto the High Street, walking over the railway level crossing. Walk along the High Street (passing many good pubs) for approx 10 minutes before turning left into Scorer Street. Walk along Scorer Street until you come to a bridge across the Sincil Drain river. Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge onto Sincil Bank, the ground is straight ahead. Thanks to John Smalley for providing the directions.

Alternatively there is a shorter route (but you miss those fine pubs!):
'Come out of the station and turn right to go down the road. About 30 yards ahead on your right you will see some steps and a bridge over the railway. Go over the bridge and once on the other side follow the road down to the ground'. Thanks to Ben Schofield for providing these directions.

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Bridge McFarland Stand


Bridge McFarland Stand photo

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Admission Prices

Home Fans:*
Co-op Community & Lincolnshire Echo Stands:
Adults 18, Concessions 13, Under 18's 7

Away Fans:*
Bridge McFarland Stand:
Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 18's 7

Concessions apply to over 60's and students under 22 years of age.

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town, Hull City, Grimsby Town, Peterborough & Boston United.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50.
The Deranged Ferret Fanzine 1.20

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Lincoln City FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
23,196 v Derby County,
League Cup 4th Round, November 15th, 1967.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
9,202 v
v Huddersfield Town,
Division Three Play Off, May 15th, 2004

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 2,181 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,347 (
Conference Premier)
2010-2011: 3,508 (League Two)

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Fans Reviews
James Harden (Woking) 4/12/12
Scot Rowland
(Tamworth) 31/3/12
Mark Horler (Torquay United) 14/8/10
Olie Marles (Torquay United) 14/8/10

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to useYes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Lincoln Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.




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Map Showing The Location Of Sincil Bank, Railway Station And Listed Pubs

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows 
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph..



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated : 12
December 2013