Chris Sutton, former premier league winner and current Imps manager (pictured centre), was on hand before the match against Celtic on Saturday, July 24, to cut the ribbon at Sincil Bank’s new all-weather pitch.
The project, co-funded by the Sincil School Sport College and Lincoln City Football Club, was unveiled on the club’s Community Day, and stands as the new third-generation game surface.
“The facility will provide a top class surface for the local community to make use of, and it will also provide state of the art facilities for our Centre of Excellence players to train on during the week, helping to produce talent for the first team in the future,” said Dave Roberts, Chief Executive of the Football Club.
“We are delighted to further develop ou close working relationship with our neighbouring school on this project, and without their income the upgrade could not have gone ahead,” Roberts said.
The Sincil School will retain use of the facility during school terms but it will be for hire at evenings and weekends from the Lincoln City FC.
“We have an ongoing outstanding relationship with LCFC and this project, which will benefit people across the community, is just one of the fruits of our partnership,” said Andy Rush and Rob Parkin from Sincil Sport College.
“Whilst the school retains the use of the resource in the day, this time is available for primary, secondary and special schools across Lincoln to access and raise standards for their pupils.”