Evo-Stik League Lincoln United are set to earmark a covered area of Ashby Avenue specifically for people with disabilities.
With the 2017-18 campaign kicking off this weekend, the Whites are drawing up plans for fans with disabilities to be able to enjoy the action in warmth and comfort after teaming up with with well-known local fundraisers Frank Connell and Joe Cooke.
The EVO-STIK League south club’s chairman Rob Bradley is hoping the project to refurbish the designated area at their stadium, pictured, will be finished within 18 months.
Bradley said: “At Lincoln United we are committed to providing the best facilities we can for everyone who wishes to watch us play. Whilst our ground is good we recognise it can be difficult for fans with disabilities to see the action well and be under cover.
“It is our ambition to lift the club to a higher level both on and off the pitch. This initiative will play a significant part in making the Sun Hat Villas stadium accessible for all as part of our work to improve all aspects of Lincoln United FC.”
Connell told fans via the club’s website that he hopes the move by the Whites to develop new facilities will be followed by others.
He said: “We are starting the project at Lincoln United and I see no reason why we can’t go all over the county to spread this idea. I want to see everybody able to follow community sport in whatever way they want to.
“I cannot walk without crutches and for me to go and see sport of any type is really very, very difficult. I feel we need better areas at our sports venues in Lincoln for people with disabilities. This project will prove that Lincoln is a forward-looking city. I have got a dream and I know this project will happen.”