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Sincil Bank Stadium

Sincil Bank Stadium, known for sponsorship reasons as LNER Stadium, is a football stadium in Lincoln, England which has been the home of Lincoln City since 1895.

Previously, Lincoln City had played at the nearby John O'Gaunts ground since the club's 1884 inception. The stadium has an overall capacity of 10,130 and is colloquially known to fans as "Sinny Bank".

Club Factfile

  • NAME: Lincoln City
  • NICKNAME: The Imps
  • FOUNDED: 1884
  • TRADITIONAL COLOURS: Red and white
  • LOCAL RIVALRY: Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town

Ground Factfile

  • CAPACITY: 10,130
  • RECORD ATTENDANCE: 23,196 (Lincoln City v Derby County (1967))
  • ADDRESS: Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD
  • YEAR OPENED: 1895
  • PITCH SIZE: 100 x 67 yards


Ground Information

Sincil Bank has host home to Lincoln City since 1894 and has an all seated capacity of 10,130. The largest of the four stands at Sincil Bank, which holds approximately 5700 people, is the Lincolnshire Co-operative Stand which runs alongside the pitch and is home to the majority of the Imps' support.

Opposite is the Lincolnshire Echo stand which runs about half the length of the pitch. Both stands behind the goals have supporting pillars. However, there are three very prominent posts right at the front of the Stacey West stand whereas the Imps stand has only 2 supporting beams and not as prominent. There are five distinct stands around Sincil Bank, with the Lincolnshire Co-Operative Stand the largest of them.

The St Andrews/Selenity Stand opened in 1987 and only runs along half the length of the pitch, but it includes the press box and Director’s section, with the other part taken up by the Family Stand.

The Stacey-West Stand - named after lifelong supporters Bill Stacey and Jim West who were killed in the Bradford City stadium fire - was the main stand in the stadium before the St Andrews/Selenity Stand opened and, is now where the away supporters sit.

Finally, the Bridge McFarland Stand is opposite the Stacey-West Stand behind the other goal.

Away fans

Up to 2,000 visiting supporters can be accommodated here and they are situated in one end of the co-op stand. The view from this stand is un restricted whilst the leg room and facilities are very good.

Away pubs

Just in behind the South Stand there is a supporter’s bar that welcomes home and away fans before the game. You can get a wide range of beers along with hot and cold food whilst watching the early kick off's in the closest proximity of the stadium. Alternatively, if you walk up towards the town centre you'll find many more pubs and fast food establishments within 10 minutes of the ground.

Car Parks & Public transport

Parking is available in surrounding streets, or alternatively, 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 to 10 minutes walk from the ground.

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