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
Bridge McFarland Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Sincil Bank Location Map
|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.
In 2012 the stadium was renamed 'The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium' for the 2012/13 season after a local supporters group won the naming rights.
|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.|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in part
of the Co-op Community Stand at one side of the pitch.
The normal allocations for away fans is 1,900
and this stand is divided between home and away
supporters. The facilities and view of the pitch is
good, and there is also a great range of food
available, including the delicious
'Football's Famous Chicken Balti Pie', burgers,
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'.
|Where To Drink?|
|Neil Le Milliere a visiting
Exeter City fan adds; 'away supporters are admitted to
the Supporters Club (called the Trust Suite) behind
the South Park Stand. The Mansfield Smooth beer and
the hot pork rolls were excellent'.
There are plenty of good pubs to be found if you head along the High St towards the town centre, John Bennett a visiting Bristol Rovers supporter recommends the Golden Eagle on the High Street, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Jon Morley adds; 'The Wetherspoon's pub 'The Ritz' on the High St serves reasonably priced food and ales'.
|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'.
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.
* Please note that these prices are for
tickets purchased prior to matchday. Tickets
bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2
more per adult ticket and £1 more per concession
(including Under 18's).
|Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town, Hull City, Grimsby Town, Peterborough & Boston United.|
|Official Programme £2.50.
The Deranged Ferret Fanzine £1.20
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Lincoln City FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average 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
2012-2013: 2,181 (Blue Square Premier)
2011-2012: 2,347 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 3,508 (League Two)
Scot Rowland (Tamworth) 31/3/12
Mark Horler (Torquay United) 14/8/10
Olie Marles (Torquay United) 14/8/10
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