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Lincoln City establish size of new stadium site

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

Moving on: Lincoln City want to leave Sincil Bank

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Lincoln City's new stadium will be a 12-15 acre site within the city, according to chairman Bob Dorrian.

The Imps supremo has been on fact-finding missions, visiting other new stadiums such as Chesterfield's new ground, and is starting to form a master plan for the club's move away from Sincil Bank.

Dorrian reaffirmed the club would be aiming to build a 10,000 seat ground, but revealed that along with other facilities, such as an artificial pitch, car parks and retail outlets, the site would be up to 15 acres.

"It is all still in the development stage, but we are looking for something around a 10,000 seat stadium on a site about 12-15 acres to take into consideration extra facilities," said Dorrian.

"We aim for it to be in the Lincoln city boundary. Our fans are from Lincoln and it should stay in the city and not move out of it."

Dorrian hopes to have a plan ready by the end of the year before starting on the process of trying to secure the funding for it.

He underpinned the need for partnerships to drive the project forward and raise the necessary cash, and believed that the whole project could take up to five years.

"This is a long project, but we have to make a start," said Dorrian.

"We need to get some plans in place so we can begin having conversations with potential partners and move it forward."

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  • eatmygoal  |  January 21 2013, 8:56AM

    Oh and on point 2, Lincoln is very much a car city. How many business excutives do you know that come in on the bus? How many people go for a night out on the bus? My village has the last bus at 18:15. Train wise, the one a day from London is in the evening. More to the point, what exactly are the facilities they are coming to at Sincil Bank? If a new stadium is built then it can be purpose built. With a previous company I worked for we looked at renting out space for a talk from a buiness leader there and were keen to do business with the local club. However with the best will in the world and hard work from the club the facilities were not big enough or of a similar standard to what was available elsewhere. For point 3, it is not exactly some secret process, this article is proof of that. People can comment whenever they wish and speak to the fan's representatives on the board and will likely be asked their views in the future. Point 4 is usual rabid nonsense. Mind you I have seen that word cabal crop up on line with another website used by someone else with a similarly aggressive stance towards the board.

  • eatmygoal  |  January 21 2013, 8:47AM

    "And guess why 'George Gordon' never posts on here any more?" Because you are not allowed multiple accounts? And do you mean George Gordon or George Gordon1?

  • nigelsparky  |  January 18 2013, 8:00PM

    I wish you would hurry up and divulge your little nugget of info, the suspense is killing me yawn yawn! Of course whatever it is you keep banging on about, that you won't divulge, happens, you will no doubt say "I told you so" even though you haven't actually told us anything!

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  • AnxiousImp  |  January 18 2013, 3:30PM

    Let the fans decide!!! We are the Heart of the Club. Why,Why,Why do we want to move, We have no TEAM!!!!!!! Holdsworth has not got a CLUE. WE have wasted Money in the past so what will change. NOTHING Rebel, it is OUR CLUB THEY ARE KILLING!!!!!!

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  • ChickenBob  |  January 18 2013, 12:15PM

    The outworker - I will give a precise answer to your question on this site very soon - but I expect it to either be (a) deleted by the Echo moderator, or (b) certain 'people' on this site will deride me and say I've made it up. Interesting that I posted a very poignant piece of information on here a week ago and it was deleted within less than 3 minutes. Getting too close to the truth am I? And guess why 'George Gordon' never posts on here any more?

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  • ChickenBob  |  January 18 2013, 12:04PM

    Four points: 1) We already have a 10,000 seater stadium. 2) Any new stadium will generate LESS income for the club, not more. This is because wherever it is based, it will NOT be in easy access of the train/bus station and the City Centre. Improving the facilities at Sincil Bank would generate far more income than building a new stadium that is only accessible to people by car. 3) As a fan of the COMMUNITY Club for well over 50 years, and someone who has pumped much money into the Club over these years, I'd like to thank Bob and the Cabal for consulting us supporters, before making the decision to move (note my irony). Community club? PAH !!! 4) This stadium move is nothing to do with the Club. It's to do with selling valuable land close to the City Centre for development purposes. The only money at stake is the money of the Board of Cabal. I bet they are rubbing their hands at the thought of selling this land for god-damn-awful new-build flats and houses. WAKE UP LINCOLN CITY SUPPORTERS - YOU ARE BEING CONNED !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • nigelsparky  |  January 18 2013, 9:30AM

    the codheads have had loan players coming and going all season according to my codhead supporting mates!

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  • Spilsby  |  January 18 2013, 8:37AM

    Anyone that cannot see the advantages of a ground move to make the club profitable is missing the point. We are not moving because we need a new ground. We need money. So It is all about constant revenue streams, and not relying on match day ticket sales. 10,000 is about right too probably. I just hope wherever it is we can still see the Cathedral looming over one of the stands

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  • redIMPoster  |  January 17 2013, 10:58PM

    This ground move has to and will happen. With an opportunity to make cash from land sales and then build a purpose built stadium inc shops and entertainment venues is the way forward. No argument.

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  • clanharris  |  January 17 2013, 10:57PM

    Uncle Bob is in dreamland again, why do we need a 10000 seater stadium for Blue Square North football because that is where we are heading wth Reggie boy..!!!

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