They just made global headlines this year as makers of the biggest FA Cup upset in over a century. Now Lincoln City fans are informed of a new stadium being planned by the council.
If you're into English football, you surely know Lincoln City FC. If you're not so much into non-league teams, you may know them for the disturbing crest or recent FA Cup run. LCFC, or the Imps, reached the quarter final as the first non-league side since 1914. Sure, they got beaten badly by Arsenal then, but making it into the final 8 is amazing!
More good news followed later as the Imps got promoted to League Two for the 2017/18 campaign. And just late last week the city council presented a master plan of urban development, which would include a new stadium for the team just 1.5km west of current Sincil Bank.
It's not like LCFC weren't planning a new stadium but now it's officially incorporated into the city's 2036 agenda. The master plan by renowned consultant Aecom foresees 3,200 new homes, a lot of green and some commercial developments over a massive surface of 260 hectares. Overall, the city intend to spend £250 million for these projects.
As described in the master plan, now subject to pre-planning consultation, the new Imps stadium would hold 12,000 people in a fully enclosed form based on the New York Stadium of Rotherham. And an application for outline planning permission, which scopes out the broad layout, is to be submitted in October.