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. 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.
|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 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
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 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
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.
|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.
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.
|Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town, Hull City, Grimsby Town, Peterborough & Boston United.|
|Official Programme £2.50.
The Deranged Ferret Fanzine £1.20
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 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,347 (Conference 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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