Lincoln City Football Club has received planning permission from the city council to extend the Stacey West Stand at the Sincil Bank stadium.
The plans would extend the capacity of the stand from 1,944 to around 3,400 seated supporters.
New concourse areas will be built to allow both Imps and visiting supporters access to facilities underneath the stand at the LNER Stadium, as well as other rooms and function areas that can be used by the community.
Lincoln City FC Chief Executive Liam Scully said: “We now enter phase two of the process where we will look to partner with grant giving agencies and commercial partners as part of our fundraising attempts, in order to make this exciting project a real possibility.
“At this stage we must stress this is not a commitment to undertake the development as this will depend on many factors, however we enter phase two with positive intention and with full commitment to explore all options to drive the football club forward on and off the field.”
The club added that it will continue to work in more detail with stadium architects and the Safety Advisory Group to assess all seating options available.
This could include but is not limited to, rail seating, which if implemented would increase the capacity even further while continuing to ensure that LNER Stadium is an all seater facility.