1. Lincoln City Football Club, also known as "The Imps", is a professional football club based in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. The club was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the country.

2. Lincoln City has played at their current stadium, Sincil Bank, since 1895. The stadium has a capacity of just over 10,000 spectators.

3. Lincoln City's recent successes include finishing Champions of the National League (2016-17), Champions of League Two (2018-19) and League One play-off finalists (2020-21). They also won the Football League Trophy in 2017-18.

4. Lincoln's main rivals are Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United who are also based in Lincolnshire. Other rivals are Notts County and Mansfield Town.

5. Lincoln reached the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 2016-17.

Home of Lincoln City FC

Opened 1895

Capacity 10,120

Rating: 4.4

(1128) Google Reviews

Love to come and watch Lincoln play now and again. There’s a good community spirit with us Imps fans. Tickets are easy to buy on the website and they now have a Rewards4Imps scheme so the more you go the more points you have toward another match ticket or something like that. So I’ve signed up and I hope to come down as often as I can.
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a month ago
The views from the stadium are great. You can see Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln castle in the distance. The view in the stadium (depending on where you are sitting) can be limited. Overall, the atmosphere is good and good burger vans around the site on match day.
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a month ago
Ok stadium. Decent views from the away end. Another ground where there is an annoying drum to try and generate an atmosphere. It's an odd ground but an old school one in a good location.
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5 months ago
An interesting ground that is a mix of non league and modern football league feel to it. Away end does have pillars that can obstruct your view but the low roof helps generate a loud atmosphere. The Sincil Bank Street end is an impressive stand whilst the opposite end is a through back of a main stand. Enjoyable place to visit and found Lincoln a lovely place to visit.
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7 months ago
A day to remember an absolutely amazing tribute to the 56 that tragically lost there lives at valley parade a massive respect towards Lincoln ex vets or pros plus all associated with Lincoln plus the Bradford city vets plus ex players plus everyone that gave there time for this memorial match which was played in great spirits of the game . Hopefully some good money was raised but an absolutely honour to attend .
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6 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Lincolnshire Co-operative Stand[edit]

The largest stand at the stadium holds approximately 5,700 people. It is located on the Sincil Bank street side of the ground and is home to the majority of the Imps' supporters. The block nearest the Bridge McFarland/South Park stand was given to visiting supporters until 2013, but is now used for only home supporters. The lower block closest the South Park Stand has now been made a family seating area as the old family stand now takes visiting fans. This side of the ground was occupied by uncovered terracing ever since the club moved from their first home, the John O'Gaunt's Ground, in 1895. The terracing was cordoned-off in August 1994 and demolition work soon began. The stand was officially opened before Lincoln City's match with Hartlepool United on 4 March 1995. The stand cost around £1 million to build and meant that the stadium had been completely redeveloped from its previous state in the 1980s (at a total cost of £3 million). Over the years the stand has been known under three different guises, depending on sponsorship contracts. It was first known as the Linpave Stand and, in 1998, was sponsored by Simons Construction. It was named the Lincolnshire Co-operative stand in 2001, but is more commonly known as the Co-op stand. It was home to the LCFC band, which was originally put together by former manager John Beck in 1995 in order to increase matchday atmosphere.

St Andrews/The Selenity Stand[edit]

Constructed in 1987, the structure replaced the old St Andrews Stand, which was named after the street that runs all the way from Lincoln city centre to the stadium. The old stand was constructed in 1932 (replacing a small predecessor) and was made out of timber. It had a total capacity of 2,250, in a seated enclosure and a small bank of terracing at the front. By the mid-1980s, however, the entire stadium was in a state of decline and a renovation project began when the stand was demolished in the close season of 1986. The new stand opened in November 1987 but was smaller in size than originally envisaged, partly due to City's season-long drop into Conference football. Running only half the length of the pitch, it has a capacity of 1,700 and holds the press box and Directors' enclosure. This is in addition to the majority of the club's offices and corporate areas.

Stacey-West Stand[edit]

This was the traditional home-end up until 2013 but now takes visiting fans who bring large numbers of supporters. Built in 1990, the Stacey-West Stand is named after two lifelong supporters - Bill Stacey and Jim West - who died in the Bradford City stadium fire. It replaced the old Railway End terrace in 1990, which had a goods rail line running behind the enclosure until the line was demolished in the early 1990s. The Stacey-West Stand first had areas of terracing at either end with a large area of seating in between so that supporters had the choice of sitting or standing at games. However, when City were promoted to the old Division Two at the end of the 1997–98 season, the stand was made entirely terraced. This was because a number of large clubs then in Division Two, such as Manchester CityStoke City and Burnley were expected to bring large travelling support to the ground. This convinced the club that the Stacey-West stand should hold visiting fans, rather than a portion of the Co-op Stand. However, when the club was relegated back to the old Division Three in May 1999, a grant by the Football Trust partially enabled just under 2,000 seats to replace the Stacey-West Stand terracing which meant that, for the first time in the history of Lincoln City, it was an all-seater stadium. The stand continued to house visiting supporters until it was given back to home fans in the 2002 close-season. But at the start of 2013/14 season it was announced that the stand would no longer be housing home supporters but only used as an away-end for large quantities of supporters. As of 2016 the stand is used for home fans on certain games.

Bridge McFarland Stand[edit]

Named as part of a two-year sponsorship with GoCar motor dealership in 2009.[9] Previously named the I.M.P.S. Stand since 2003 when local company Industrial Marine Power Services signed a sponsorship agreement with the club. The stand was built in 1992 and houses 17 executive boxes, Strikers bar for supporters and companies using the executive boxes and the Centre Spot, a fans' bar that welcomes both home and away supporters on matchdays. It replaced the old South Park stand, which consisted of a small seated area and a terrace. As of 2013 visiting supporters now sit in half of the Bridge McFarland Stand and the Family Stand. If a large away crowd is expected then the Stacey West Stand is used to accommodate away fans instead.

Poacher's Corner[edit]

The Family Stand was built in 1994. It is situated to the west of the St Andrew's/Selenity Stand, nearest the Bridge McFarland/South Park Stand and is directly adjacent to the players' tunnel. The land on which it was built was previously occupied by a small, open terrace. When the Family Stand was built, a new building – which incorporates the club's dressing rooms and treatment areas – was also erected. On top of the stand there is a police control box, which is used to keep a close watch on all areas of the crowd. City supporters can pay to sit in this stand, although much of it is often given over to children from local schools who are invited to watch the Imps as part of the club's Football in the Community programme.

Since mid-2008 the stand has been known as 'Poacher's Corner', a reference to Imps mascot Poacher the Imp. The 'Poacher's Club' initiative by Lincoln saw cheap ticket deals and other incentives offered to any parent/child combination, and Poacher's Corner became the focal point of the efforts.

In the start of the 2011–12 season, Lincoln City signed a sponsorship deal with Network Telecom Rentals Ltd, changing the stand's name to the 'NTR Family Stand'. As of 2013 this stand and half of the Bridge McFarland Stand is used for visiting supporters.

For the 2016–17 season the stand has been part of the 
University of Lincoln partnership, and through the "Uni Imps" scheme offers students and staff the chance to attend matches.

Things to do in Lincoln.

Lincoln Castle.

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Browns Pie Shop.

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