England: Lincoln City announce relocation plans

source: LincolnShireLive.co.uk

England: Lincoln City announce relocation plans After over 120 years at Sincil Bank the Imps are willing to move west. A new site is selected, but remains… inaccessible by road. That’s why first a bridge needs to be built.

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Lincoln City chairman Bob Dorrian confirms the club aims at building a new 10,000-12,000 capacity stadium. The building would be conjoined with a retail park and partnership with a private developer would be the key to getting it built.

Talks have recently been held with potential investors, the City of Lincoln Council, architects and stadium designers. "We are moving on with the project as much as we can," said Dorrian yesterday, who is heading up the project along with managing director Kevin Cooke.

Sincil Bank

One major obstacle is hidden behind the proposed location. New stadium should be built in the Beevor Road area of Lincoln, heavily constrained with railway lines. First a bridge needs to be built to connect the planned stadium with the rest of Lincoln. Imps estimate it could take 3-5 years to get past that point.

Until then City will remain at Sincil Bank, their home since 1895. "I've been coming here since 1956 and used to stand on the open Sincil Bank side of the ground in all weathers," added Dorrian. "It'll be a massive wrench for a lot of people. On the other hand, the facilities will be much better than what we've got here."

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