Matchday Guide: Port Vale (H)

Ahead of the visit of Port Vale on Saturday afternoon, we are able to provide supporters with a guide to plan your visit to the LNER Stadium.

Match theme

Saturday is our remembrance fixture. Ahead of kick-off there will be a short ceremony which includes a bugler performing a rendition of the Last Post and a minute's silence.

Supporters are kindly asked to get to their seats earlier than usual to ensure that everybody can watch the commemorations and pay their respects. Turnstiles will also be temporarily closed during the ceremony; supporters will be allowed in before and after this closure to ensure background noise is minimised while those inside the ground pay their respects.

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City players will also wear special shirts with poppies on which will be auctioned off to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Representatives of the Legion will be in attendance at the game, with volunteers selling poppies outside the ground.

The club have also teamed up with the Legion to produce a unique pin which features the poppy and the club crest which can be purchased in the club shop - click HERE for more information. 

University of Lincoln Fan Village

For those looking to relax and enjoy the matchday atmosphere, there is a wide range of food and drink options in the University of Lincoln Fan Village - including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Tipsy Imp will provide a wide range of premium beers and ciders. A variety of soft drinks are also available across the fan village.

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The Imps retail unit will also be in operation, providing supporters the opportunity to kit themselves out with our home, away, third, goalkeeping and warm-up ranges.

The Red Imps Community Trust will have their stall including old programmes for sale, as well as Colin Murphy's book of condolence for supporters to leave their messages and memories.

Family activities

Poacher's Den, introduced for the 2022/23 season by the club's Foundation, is City's family-friendly area which is open to supporters of both sides ahead of games at the LNER Stadium.

Based at the north end of the GBM Stand and accessed via Sincil Bank, there is now a pool table, putting green and speed stack challenge. A new TV has also been installed for those wishing to play FIFA on the PlayStation.

This is all in addition to the Xbox, table tennis, fussball table and other fun activities at every game.

Poacher's Den is just one of the free activities in place at every home match, with free children's football sessions on the 3G pitch opposite the SRP Stand from 12.30pm every Saturday - there is no need to book on, simply turn up from 12.30pm.

There will also be an interactive challenge in the University of Lincoln Fan Village ran by the Lincoln City Foundation.

Supporter liaison officers

Our SLO team will be around the stadium before and during the game, look out for them or our 'Here To Help' team - they will all be clearly identified. We have a matchday familiarisation opportunity for any supporters who are new to the stadium - this is free and there is no need to sign up, simply head to the ticket office for 1.30pm.

Alan Long, who heads our SLO team, also guides you through what a matchday looks like in this welcome video below.

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 12noon-2pm, 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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The Imps have launched a new, enhanced teamsheet for this season, featuring the starting line-ups as well as notes from the interim head coach or news from around the club.

The enhanced teamsheet can be purchased at all home matches for just 50p around the ground. These will be available in the ticket office, the Red Imps Community Trust stand in the University of Lincoln Fan Village, or the 50/50 draw sellers at the northern end of the stadium from around 2.15pm. Alternatively, you can order your copy online HERE.

iFollow Imps

The match is available for live streaming internationally for just £10, or the equivalent cost in your local currency.

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iFollow Imps subscribers will also be able watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights - become a subscriber HERE.

Alternatively, UK-based supporters can listen to live match commentary using an iFollow Imps audio pass - which can be bought HERE.

City supporters unable to get to the LNER Stadium will also be able to follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.


Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office before the match, but we strongly recommend purchasing online at

Travelling supporters can purchase tickets from the away ticket office window next to the club shop before the game.


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!

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Former Players Association guests

x and x will be at the game. They'll be interviewed by Ivor James on the University of Lincoln Fan Village stage shortly after 2pm.

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.

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.