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Lincoln City FC stadium renamed as 12th Imp Sincil Bank

Lincoln City Football Club announced the club’s home with be officially known as The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium for the upcoming 2012/13 season.

The name was put forward by supporters’ group The 12th Imp, who were the winners of a draw to raise money for the club and pick the naming rights.

More than £21,000 was raised for manager David Holdsworth’s playing budget, and The 12th Imp’s total towards the campaign was £1,500.

It was one of their 30 entries chosen at random by boss Holdsworth during the half-time interval at a recent Gainsborough Trinity friendly.

Julian Burley of The 12th Imp said: “I’m asolutely delighted with the result. We can now use this to our advantage and make more people aware of our different fundraising initiatives and the fundraising that other supporters groups do to help the club we love.”

The 12th Imp will also receive other benefits, such as seasonal memberships in the T&R VIP Club and an Executive Box at four home league games.

“I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in raising over £21,000 for the Club from the Name Our Stadium,” said CEO Steve Prescott.

“The campaign seems to have galvanised supporters as they look for innovative ways to raise money for the Imps but make no mistake, the next financial year is going to be extremely challenging for the Club.

“Increased gate revenues will provide the Club with greater resources to secure the Club’s future in the longer term, and provide a budget which would enable the manager to build a squad that can challenge for honours.”