Lincoln United football team to create pioneering new disabled area

A Lincoln football team are hoping to be pioneers for non-league football by providing their disabled fans a designated area.

Lincoln United, who play at Ashby Avenue, are planning the area in an aim to bring in more disabled fans and help out their current ones.

Work is expected to begin in around 12 months time and should take between a year and 18 months to complete and will cost over £5,000.

Lincoln United currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South, four divisions lower than Lincoln City and seven from the Premier League.

Earlier in the year, Premier League teams were told they would be fined if they failed to provide enough disabled seating, however this is not implemented in any other league.

Commercial Manager Peter Haywood told The Lincolnite: “It’s a recent innovation and it is quite unique as not many non-league teams.”

Local fundraiser Frank Connell, said: “I cannot walk without crutches and for me to go and see sport of any type is really very, very difficult.

“I feel we need better areas at our sports venues in Lincoln for disabilities.”

The club recently launched a competition called ‘Whites’ Weekly Winner’ and money raised from that scheme will go towards the development.