Lincoln City Football Club can today announce that the planning application to extend the Stacey West Stand at LNER Stadium has been granted.
The potential redevelopment and expansion of the Stacey West Stand would see a significant increase in the quality of facilities currently accessible within the stand. New concourse areas will be constructed to allow both Imps and visiting supporters access to facilities underneath the stand, as well as other rooms/function areas which can be used by the community.
The plans, which would extend the capacity of the stand from 1,944 to around 3,400 seated supporters, were passed by Councillors yesterday and now the football club can explore the options available ahead of stage two of the process.
A lengthy consultation process has already been undertaken to understand design and construction options and going forward we 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.
Chief Executive, Liam Scully said: “We are all delighted that the planning permission application for the Stacey West Stand project has been granted. 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.”