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2017/18 new away grounds: Sincil Bank

26 June 2017

A profile of the home of Lincoln City

Having discovered that the Grecians will be commencing the 2017/18 campaign at home to Cambridge United, we offer a flying tour of the six new grounds that the Grecians will be visiting during the course of the next season.

Forth up, Rory Ngah takes a look at:

Lincoln City: Sincil Bank

Fixture date: March 31, 2018
Capacity: 10,120
Distance from St James Park: 253 Miles

Originally constructed in 1895, the Sincil Bank Stadium underwent an extensive renovation at the turn of the millennium. Away from football it has played host to a number of other sporting events, including cycling, tennis, cricket, and even American football. Visited by the Queen in 1958, it is also used as a music venue, hosting Irish boyband Westlife in 2006.

Away fans are often placed in the 2,000 capacity Stacey-West Stand, named after two life-long Imps fans who perished in the Valley Parade fire in May 1985.

Top Tip for Travelling Fans: Take in the Sights
Whilst it may not be every football fans forte, Lincoln is an extremely old City, filled with a number of historical sites. Chief amongst these is the City’s famous cathedral. Consecrated in 1092, the cathedral overlooks Sincil Bank and is a must see for any fans wishing to intersperse their day out with a bit of culture.

City’s Last Visit: Lincoln City 0-1 Exeter City, April 18, 2009
The teams last met at the back end of the 2008-09 League 2 season. In a tightly fought encounter, the Grecians stole a victory at the last, courtesy of an 88th minute Rob Burch own goal.


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