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Matchday Guide: Charlton Athletic (H)

23 October 2023

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There will be operational changes for Tuesday's game against Charlton Athletic due to the aftermath of Storm Babet.

Storm Babet

The club are working with partners to protect the Sincil Bank community, with the water level of Sincil Drain remaining high following the extraordinary rainfall on Friday.

The Sincil Bank pathway is closed from South Park Avenue to the south-west corner of the LNER Stadium footprint, with supporters who usually use that route - including those parking on the South Common - asked to go via the High Street and cross via the bridges on Queen Street or Sewell's Walk.

Pumping trucks will be in operation on Sincil Bank outside the GBM Stand, with pipes running along this road as part of flood prevention measures. This remains open to spectators, but we ask those attending to take extra caution in this area of the stadium before and after the match.

With resources needed to protect the Sincil Bank community and those attending the match, there will be no Foundation activities before the game.

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.

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.

Family activities

Unfortunately due to the flood prevention measures in the Sincil Bank area we are unable to operate our normal pre-match fan engagement activities on the 3G pitch or Poacher's Den. The inflatable challenge in the Fan Village will also not be in operation.

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 5.30pm.

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 5pm-6pm, 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



The Imps have launched a new, enhanced teamsheet for this season, featuring the starting line-ups and notes from the head coach.

The enhanced teamsheet can be purchased at all home matches for just 50p around the ground from around 6.30pm. These will be available in the ticket office and the Red Imps Community Trust stand in the University of Lincoln Fan Village. For this fixture, Teamsheet+ cannot be purchased from the 50/50 draw sellers at the northern end of the stadium. Alternatively, you can order your copy online HERE.

Find out more information on the teamsheet HERE.


We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to beat the queues, but they can also be purchased from the ticket office right up to kick-off.


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

Supporters are advised to park their vehicles in the South Common. This can be booked in advance online for £5 HERE. Alternatively, pay on the day is available without booking for the cost of £6.

As of the start of September, the streets surrounding the stadium have been moved to permit holders only.

There are still plenty of parking options available for Tuesday's fixture, including offers at local car parks at a reduced rate. They are:

King Street (100); Tentercroft St (380); Lucy Tower (420); Chaplin Street (45) (midweek fixture offer)

  • Discounted evening tariff after 6pm
  • 50% reduction on price (typical full cost is £3.50 - so cost would be £1.75)
  • Pay-by-Phone using a four-digit number (not the one on the boards)
  • The Pay-by-Phone codes are Chaplin Street 7854, Tentercroft St 7840 and Lucy Tower Street 7852.

There are 380 parking spaces at Tentercroft Street (LN5 7DB), 420 at Lucy Tower (LN1 1XL) 100 at King Street (LN5 7BN) and 45 at Chaplin Street (LN5 7BN) which are all available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click here to find out all of the options.

Gold members can get their home matchday transport covered for just £2 courtesy of Stagecoach. For more information on this scheme, CLICK HERE.

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

iFollow Imps

The match is available for live streaming via iFollow Imps for just £10 (or equivalent) wherever you are in the world.

iFollow Imps subscribers can also watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights after tha game.

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 X (Twitter), Facebook and Instagram pages.

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.

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