On Tuesday 28th January, Pompey Supporters will be off on their travels again, this time to Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD.
The Imps stadium opened in 1895 and has a capacity of 10,300.
Blues fans will be at one end of the covered Stacey West Stand behind a goal. The stand generally has a good view of the game, although it does have a couple of supporting pillars at the front of the stand.
Getting to Sincil Bank
From the A1 at Newark, take the A46 towards Lincoln. At the second roundabout take the A46 (not the ring road) towards North Hykeham (past McDonalds) and follow this road for three miles to a larger roundabout (St Catherine’s). Head straight onto the High Street (B1262) then turn right onto Scorer Street, then 4th right onto Cross Street. Sincil Bank is at the end of Cross Street on your right as you enter the stadium footprint.
Parking at the ground is for Home fans only.
If you follow the signs for ‘away coaches’ then this will lead you onto the A158 South Park Avenue, where there is plenty of street parking, about ten minutes walk from the ground.
You can also park at the nearby South Common car park (LN5 8EN) at a cost of £4 per car.
Disabled Pompey fans should contact the Lincoln FC ticket office regarding parking by calling 01522 880011 or by emailing [email protected]
Trains run from London Kings Cross to Lincoln, either direct or with a change at either Newark North Gate or Retford. The journey from Kings Cross to Lincoln will take around two and a half to three hours.
Train details can be checked on www.nationalrail.co.uk
Please note that after the match it will not be possible to get back to either London or Portsmouth by train until the following morning.
Lincoln Railway Station is around fifteen minutes walk away from Sincil Bank. Turn left out of the station and walk up to the traffic lights next to St Mary’s church. Turn left at these traffic lights onto the High Street, walking over the railway level crossing. Walk along the High Street (you will pass some pubs on the way) for approximately ten minutes before turning left into Scorer Street. Walk along Scorer Street until you come to a bridge across the Sincil Drain river. Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge onto Sincil Bank, the ground is straight ahead.
For up to date travel information on the day check @PompeyfcCop on twitter.
Eating and Drinking
There is a small fan zone outside the stadium that usually admits away supporters. It sells beer and has a number of food outlets.
In town there are plenty of pubs on the High Street, including the Hop and Barley micro pub, 417A High Street, LN5 8HX, with a changing selection of real ales and real ciders. The Golden Eagle, 21 High Street, LN5 8BD, a Castle Rock Brewery pub serving food and real ales, and The Ritz, a Wetherspoons in a former cinema building, 143-147 High Street LN5 7PJ.
Near the station and the large Odeon cinema, is the Marina area, which has a number of eating and drinking places, including another Wetherspoons, the Square Sail, Brayford Wharf North, LN1 1YW.
Near the ground, at 17 Scorer Street, LN5 7XE, is the ‘Back of the Net’ fish and chip shop.
Inside the ground there is a selection of pies, sausage rolls, burgers and hot dogs. Alcohol is not usually on sale in the away section of the ground.