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Lincoln City stadium update: Expansion work nearly complete

It's been a fairly long road since the Lincoln City stadium update was announced, but the plans are on track.

Read on to find out the latest.

Back in 2020, Lincoln City had planning permission granted to increase the capacity of the Stacey West Stand. At the time, the club had planned to increase the stand by around 1,500 seats, however, these plans were scaled back in 2022 when the club decided on a new approach to the redevelopment.

The new plans, which were approved last year, meant that the stand's capacity would rise by just 700 seats instead and that a new Lincoln City Foundation Skills and Education Hub would be built within the stand. The original plans for a three-tiered stand with hospitality were scrapped due to the “challenging” economic climate at the time.

Work has been ongoing since 2023 and the new stand is expected to be completed this summer and open in time for the 2024/25 season at the LNER Stadium.

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Expansion work is nearly complete at the LNER Stadium – Photo by Icon Sport

Lincoln City stadium update: what's the latest?

The latest construction updates at the stadium came in late 2023. At the time, the steel frame for the extension of the Stacey West Stand was complete and a new water supply, power supply and pitch irrigation system had all been installed.

A 70,000 litre tank has been installed at the stadium which will fill up regularly with rainwater from the pitch and roof via the irrigation system. This water will then be used to keep the pitch fresh throughout the season, a mechanism which will save the club thousands of pounds on a water bill.

The new community skills and education hub with offices and classrooms are now in the process of being built and will be used by members of the local community throughout the year, both on matchdays and in the week. The club are also in the process of installing safe standing rails within the Stacey West Stand.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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