Away Fans' Guide | Lincoln City
Argyle's focus returns to Sky Bet League One this Saturday as the Greens travel to Lincoln's LNER Stadium.
Argyle will be looking to extend their thirteen-game unbeaten run in the league as they face a Lincoln City side who will be buoyed by their 3-1 victory away at Bristol City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
Lincoln sit 14th in the Sky Bet League One table with 22 points from their 16 games so far this campaign.
Joining us at the LNER Stadium on Saturday? Read on for our fans' guide.
Away fans' guide to the LNER Stadium
The postcode for the LNER Stadium is LN5 8LD
• From the North: via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)
• From the South: via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London, East Anglia)
• From the East: via the A158 (Skegness)
• From the West: via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)
Lincoln Central Train Station is on the East Coast, East Midlands, and Northern train routes. On arrival, the stadium is a 15 minute walk via High Street, Scorer Street, and Cross Street
There are several options for parking:
South Common car park
This car park costs £5. Pay on the gate is available, accepting cash and card but booking online via eticketing.co.uk/imps remains the best way to guarantee your space.
It is a short walk of 5-10 minutes to the stadium. To book a space please visit www.eticketing.co.uk/imps.
There are 250 spaces available in this car park which is located at LN5 8LN (Open to supporters three hours before kick off and closes one hour after full time)
Lincoln Central car park (Saturday fixtures only)
- Just £4.20 to park all day (a discount of more than 50%) - Offer only available on the full day tickets (£8.50 tariff)
- Covers a 24 hour period from 9am Saturday until 9am Sunday
- Activate the offer by scanning this QR code at pay machine to get discount. Please ensure the brightness is at maximum if using your mobile phone.
There are 1,000 spaces available in this car park which is located on Melville Street, Lincoln LN5 7BP (Offer subject to availability as this is a general public car park)
King Street (100); Tentercroft St (380); Lucy Tower (420); Chaplin Street (45) (midweek fixture offer)
- Discounted evening tariff after 6pm
- 50% reduction on price (typical full cost is £3.50 - so cost would be £1.75)
- Pay-by-Phone using a four-digit number (not the one on the boards)
- The Pay-by-Phone codes are Chaplin Street 7854, Tentercroft St 7840 and Lucy Tower Street 7852.
There are 380 parking spaces at Tentercroft Street (LN5 7DB), 420 at Lucy Tower (LN1 1XL) 100 at King Street (LN5 7BN) and 45 at Chaplin Street (LN5 7BN) which are all available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The club are fully booked for accessibility parking for the season.
There may be a very small allocation of parking bays for blue badge holders that are pre-bookable on a match-by-match basis. To enquire about these, please contact our disability liaison officer Heidi Langham via email@example.com.
The club also have a drop off/pick up point at the Cross Street entrance.
Away coach drop off and pick up
The new drop off and pick up location for visiting coaches is on the South Common (LN5 8LN). The South Common is only accessible to coaches via the layby from the south bound carriageway of Newark Road.
The South Common operates a one-way system (on and off) for visitor coaches avoiding the need to turn round. Coaches exit the South Common onto South Park Avenue (west bound).
Away supporters take a short walk along South Park Avenue and approach the LNER Stadium via Sincil Bank. This is a five-minute walk. Access to the away supporter turnstiles (North East corner of stadium) can be either via our Fan Village or Sausthorpe Street to the north of the stadium.
If parking around streets off the High Street and Sincil Bank area, supporters are reminded to be mindful and respectful of local residents and their driveway access.
Tickets for this fixture are still available and will remain on sale until 9am on Friday 11 November.
Pay on the day will be available from the visitor’s ticket window located at the club store via card payment only. Tickets will not be available on the turnstiles. Sales will be from @1pm on the day of the game.
Tickets booked for collection, will be available from the Home Park Ticket Office until 3pm on Thursday 10 November. After this, all remaining tickets will be sent to Lincoln for collection on the day of the game. This will from the visitor’s ticket window located at the club store from @1pm on the day of the game.
Posted tickets – if you selected the postal option, and have not received your ticket by Friday can you please either call the Home Park Ticket Office on 01752 907700, during office hours of 9am to 3pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on Friday 12 November for duplicates to be arranged.
PLEASE NOTE: Lincoln require all duplicate requests to be submitted prior to the day of the game.
The Ticket Office is located within the stadium along with the club store. On match days it is open from 10am, or can be contacted by phone on 01522 458884 or via email at email@example.com.
Help at the Stadium
Upon your arrival at the LNER Stadium Lincoln’s Supporter Liaison Officers will be located around the stadium and University of Lincoln Fan Village should you have any queries. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before the day of the game.
Available for £3 from the official sellers located both outside and within the stadium.
Open from 1:30pm for entry into the ground.
NON-PERMITTED ITEMS WITHIN THE STADIUM INCLUDE:
• Video cameras
• Cameras (excluding mobiles)
• Flags larger than 250 cm in size at widest/longest point. Flags smaller than this must be fire retardant and use either wood or plastic poles.
• The LNER Stadium is a smoke free zone, including use of e-cigarettes
• Designated smoking bubbles can be used during intervals
• Supporters will not be allowed to leave and return to the stadium.
SAFE TEXT NUMBER
Any supporter who persistently uses expletives could face a ban from the stadium. Any supporters who become the victim of (or witness) any abuse, you can report it anonymously by texting Lincoln’s safe text number, 07718 48336.
Tickets can be arranged by contacting the visiting club. For any other queries/accessibility requirements, please email email@example.com. More information on “Accessible Lincoln” and things to do, places to stay and food and drink can be found at visitlincoln.com/accessible.
The University of Lincoln family fan village adds to the matchday experience. Situated outside the Fan Lounge, the University of Lincoln Fan Village is free to all and gives both home and away fans the chance to purchase refreshments. Opens from 12pm.
There is also a variety of entertainment on offer, including live football, music and the chance to see some former Imps who may have played for your club too.
University of Lincoln Fan Village features include:
• Pouring points at either end of the fan village
• Local businesses serving food on the day
• Different entertainment to fit in with the theme of the day
• A selection of refreshments
• Children’s activities
For more information on the day, look for one of Lincoln’s Supporter Liaison Officers to point you in the right direction, or contact the club before the day of the game by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are bar and refreshment facilities in the home and away stands which offer a range of pies, burgers, hot dogs, confectionery and soft drinks. All food is cooked and served fresh, so there may be queues at peak times.
Also continuing the local theme, there will be mobile catering kiosks around the stadium footprint and in the University of Lincoln Fan Village which are all part of the Lincoln Street Food Collective, from the likes of the ever popular Yellowbelly Sausage Company, Curry Jacks, Kind Kebab and The Good Grub Catering Co.
Please note that card payments are not accepted in the away kiosks inside the stadium and there are no cash points inside the stadium. The nearest cash machine is located at the convenience store on Lincoln High Street (LN5 8HX).
THINGS TO DO
Lincoln has so much to offer, make sure you explore the whole city when visiting for the football. Here are our top five things to do when in the city:
The Cathedral can be seen from miles around, and even from the stands at LNER Stadium. Explore what was once the tallest building in the world – a place of beauty and tranquillity. Don’t forget to look out for the gargoyles outside, and the famous Lincoln Imp inside, from whom Lincoln City FC take their nickname.
The Castle on the hill was built by William the Conqueror to defend any future invasions of England. And it has stood strong ever since, even in the face of two Battles of Lincoln. Today it holds events, is home to a 1215 copy of Magna Carta, and you can walk the entire walls with stunning views across the city. Can you spot the stadium to the south?
One of the most famous hills in England connects the busy city centre to the cobbled Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln! But fear not, there are plenty of unique shops, tea rooms, coffee houses, and historic pubs along the way to give you a rest and keep you refreshed. And don’t forget to pick up your “I Climbed Steep Hill” souvenir at the Visitor Information Centre at the top!
LNER Stadium is found alongside one of the city’s many waterways, the most famous of which is the Brayford Pool. Close to the city centre, the Waterfront is the perfect base for a day in Lincoln with restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, and a cinema for entertainment. You can also take a boat trip to explore more of the area or stay overnight with views from the 4th floor at one of the waterfront hotels.
International Bomber Command Centre
You will often hear echoes of Lincoln’s Royal Air Force past in the stands at LNER Stadium as air raid sirens and the Dam Busters theme are sung by home support. Discover this heritage for yourself just a 20 minute walk away past the South Common at the International Bomber Command Centre. The poignant memorial spire and walls are accompanied by a fascinating exhibition to remember more than 50,000 servicemen and women who died serving Bomber Command in WWII – many based in the county.
Find full details at visitlincoln.com/visitingfantips
WHERE TO STAY
Lincoln is an ideal destination for a long weekend break when visiting the LNER Stadium. There are many quaint B&Bs, holiday apartments, and cathedral-view hotels ready to welcome you in the city. Or you could search for a cottage or country house hotel in the area surrounding the city.
If you’d like to stay closer to the action at the LNER, the Brayford Waterfront is home to three hotels – The Holiday Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Holiday Inn Express – and is just a 30 minute walk to the stadium.
Close by the historic area of Lincoln, known as the Cathedral Quarter, includes a number of hotels. Within this area there are the White Hart and The Lincoln.
Search for places to stay and plan your break at visitlincoln.com/stay.
Lincoln City Football Club
Ticket Office: 01522 458884
Ticket Office email: email@example.com
Supporter Liaison Officer email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Visitor Information Centre: 01522 545458
Visitor Information email: email@example.com
Visit Information: www.visitlincoln.com