Matchday Guide: Cheltenham Town (H)

Ahead of the visit of Cheltenham Town on Good Friday afternoon, we are able to provide supporters with a guide to plan your visit to the LNER Stadium.

University of Lincoln Fan Village

A variety of different food options will be available for supporters of both sides from 12pm. Coddy Cones, Curry Jacks, Yellowbelly Sausage, Wildjacks and Barbell Burger will all be present supplying their locally sourced delights.

Tipsy Imp will provide a wide range of premium beers and ciders.

Another new addition in the Fan Village is an Imps retail unit. Following a recent retail survey, supporters requested additional retail options around the LNER Stadium so the club and Elite Pro Sports have teamed up to make this happen.

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The retail unit is stocked full of replica kit, Formation gear, hats and scarves ahead of this weekend’s fixture and beyond.

Lincoln City Foundation will be running events for our younger fans and the Red Imps Community Trust will have their stall including old programmes for sale.

Supporters with a Gold+ programme subscription can collect their edition from the Red Imps Community Trust Stand in the Fan Village.

A variety of alcoholic and soft drinks are available.

Ticket & Ticket office opening hours

The ticket office and club shop will be open from 10am until 3.15pm and after the full-time whistle for 15 minutes. Gold memberships are available to purchase up until 2pm and again after the game until 5pm.

Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased from the ticket office before the match but we strongly recommend purchasing online at

Digital season tickets have been sent via email, physical cards from last season will remain valid so long as you have not moved seat or price/membership category.

You do not need a physical card, but if you need one they can be produced for £3 - we recommend emailing as early as possible so we can prepare your card for collection.

Travelling supporters can purchase tickets from the away ticket office window next to the club shop before the game - these must be bought from the ticket office before the game.

Family activities

The Foundation will have activities including an inflatable football challenge in operation before the match in the University of Lincoln Fan Village. 

The Foundation will also have engaging family-friendly activities in Poacher's Den - our family area which is open before every home game at the LNER Stadium. Poacher's Den is situated at the north end of the GBM Stand facing Sincil Bank. Players not in the matchday squad will be in Poacher's Den from 12pm to play FIFA 23.

Players will also be in the club shop at this time to meet fans, pose for photographs and sign autographs.

Audio descriptive commentary

The Imps provide a free audio descriptive commentary service for fans with visual impairments. Headsets and receivers can be collected from the ticket office before the game (from the SLO point until 12pm, then from the ticket office desks). Fans are encouraged to bring their own headphones where possible to minimise the amount of equipment needed to be shared - the receivers have a standard aux output. Anyone with questions about the service are asked to contact disability liaison officer Heidi Langham on

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Former Players Association guests

John Finnigan signed a permanent deal with the Imps in the summer of 1998 and quickly became a key player, making over 150 first-team appearances and captaining the side. He was sold to Friday’s opponents Cheltenham Town in March 2002 and went on to make over 250 appearances for the Robins - twice winning promotion with them via the play-offs.

Paul Miller played in midfield and first made his name with Wimbledon where he spent seven years. He made 80 top flight appearances for the Dons including their first ever Premier League match against Leeds United. Paul moved on to Bristol Rovers before signing for the Imps in August 1997. He spent four years at Sincil Bank, making over 100 first-team appearances and was a member of the 1997/98 promotion winning team. He has since continued to live in the Lincoln area.


We've loved seeing the pictures of families enjoying matchdays at the LNER Stadium - why not share your images of the day with us on Twitter using the #ImpsSelfie hashtag. If you get a picture with Poacher don't forget to tag him on Twitter at @Poacher_The_Imp!

Matchday travel

There are a number of car parking options for supporters attending games at the LNER Stadium this season - click HERE for details.

Our recommended car park is the South Common - click HERE to reserve your space.

Stagecoach have added an additional bus service for midweek matchdays to help supporters get home safely after the game.

The bus will depart 15 minutes after the full-time whistle from Gowt’s Bridge bus stop on the High Street, which will enable people to walk down Scorer Street to catch it. 

The route will take supporters via Swanpool, Birchwood, Doddington Park, North Hykeham and Brant Road, with normal cash fares available as well as the special offer to gold/gold + membership holders.

There is also a cycle rack at the stadium for people who wish to bike down to the game.

First-time visitors & travelling fans

We warmly welcome new visitors to the LNER Stadium as well as travelling supporters. Check out our guide for everything you need to know to plan your visit HERE.

Poacher's Playlist

You get to decide the matchday music at every match! Look out for the post on our social media channels and simply reply with your choice.

iFollow Imps

This match is available for live video streaming no matter where in the world you are via iFollow Imps for £10 or the equivalent cost in your local currency. The feed comes with commentary from BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Michael Hortin and expert summariser David Preece, as well as in-play highlights and updates from around the division.

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Subscribers in the UK & Ireland can listen to the audio commentary as part of their package, and watch a full-match replay from Sunday onwards.

Subscription in the UK & Ireland costs just £4.49 a month, with it even cheaper per month for an annual subscription. Click here to find out the options where you are.  iFollow Imps subscribers in the UK & Ireland can also listen to audio commentary of all competitive City games as part of their subscription, as well as extended highlights after the game as well as a full match replay and access to full recordings of the press conferences before and after matches as well as exclusive subscriber-only videos.


We'll share team news on our social media channels as soon as we can, with printed teamsheets available for purchase from the ticket office for 20 pence from around 2pm.

Safe text number

We offer an anonymous safe text number for supporters to report any concerns around safety or inappropriate behaviour and chanting in or around the stadium. You can contact the safe text line on 07718 483367.