September 12, 2018 2.54 pm This story is over 66 months old

Match day parking income to support South Common

Income from match day parking

The City of Lincoln Council has scored £26,652 from a deal with LCFC to share South Common match day parking income.

The council has been allowing the League Two side to use Malandry Closes for match day parking.

The team self-manages the parking, charging £4 per vehicle and giving the council a £2.50 share of the takings which is ring-fenced’ to support the city’s Common areas.

According to  a report which will be tabled on Monday, the income could increase following the 2018/19 season.

At next week’s meeting, the panel will decide where to spend the money raised including works on signage, repairing Victorian fencing, installing new benches and opening up the Viking Way.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at City of Lincoln Council said: “The city council and Lincoln City FC share the income from parking on the common on match days.

“The council’s share has accumulated over the last few years and is being directed, in its entirety, towards work that protects and enhances all the commons in Lincoln.”

Fans have flocked to Sincil Bank following the success of Lincoln City recently, including promotion to League Two in 2016 as well as reaching the quarter finals of the FA cup that same year.

Earlier this year the team took a trip to Wembley Stadium for the first time in their 134 year history after reaching the final of the EFL Trophy where they took the title by beating Shrewsbury Town.

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