City to pay to respects to Valley Parade disaster

City will be remembering those affected by the Valley Parade disaster ahead of Saturday's (12.30pm KO) home game against Portsmouth.

With a bumper crowd expected for the early kick-off and a series of pre-match ceremonies taking place, supporters should arrive at their seats earlier than usual.

Around five minutes before kick-off City will give league champions Portsmouth a guard of honour before pausing to remember those affected by the Valley Parade disaster by the laying of a wreath in front of the Stacey West Stand.

There will also be a period of silence which will start and end of the referee’s whistle, with all turnstiles closing during this time and reopening once the short ceremony ends. 

The University of Lincoln Fan Village will be open at 10.30am and turnstiles will open at 11am on Saturday. 

Supporters are also reminded that the South Common car park is shut for this fixture - click HERE for other matchday parking options.

The buyback scheme is open for this fixture - click here to read more.