Potential site for new Lincoln City football stadium

Sincil Bank The news was revealed to over 150 fans at a forum at the stadium on Thursday

Land has been identified as a potential site for a new football stadium for Lincoln City.

The club, based at Sincil Bank Stadium, said it was looking at a site near the University of Lincoln.

Club chairman Bob Dorrian said ideas were at an "early stage", but "concrete plans" for a new stadium could be in place by the end of the year.

There are concerns from fans over how the club, nicknamed The Imps or Red Imps, would afford a new stadium.

'Secure future'

Mr Dorrian said he hoped relocating to a new stadium would "secure the club's long-term future" and make the club "attractive to investors".

SINCIL BANK STADIUM

  • Home of Lincoln City since 1895
  • Capacity of 10,130
  • Bought from council in 2000
  • Average 2011-12 attendance: 2,347

"If everything goes to plan I would hope something concrete has been sorted out by the end of this year in terms of a way forward for the new stadium," he said.

He added that Sincil Bank Stadium was not "fit for the modern day" and it did not have "facilities to derive any commercial income".

Steve O'Dare, a Lincoln City fan for over 40 years, said: "It would be great if we could move, but my concern is whether or not the money is behind the club to allow us to do that.

"I would like to hear some economic background to this and how it's going to be paid for.

"The last thing I would like to see is the club moved to a new stadium and it can't afford to run it."

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