Premiership stars to grace Sincil Bank


Lincoln City celebrate their 125th anniversary with a host of prestigious friendlies announced | photo: Lincoln City

An Arsenal XI will visit Sincil Bank to celebrate Lincoln City’s 125th anniversary.

It has been less than a week since the Imps’ season finished but already plans are underway for next season.

On Tuesday, Lincoln boss Peter Jackson announced seven players were to be released from their expiring contracts and now the Imps’ chief is finalising the pre-season friendlies.

The Imps’ will be celebrating their 125th year as a club and to celebrate a host of top clubs will be coming to Sincil Bank.

Hungarian club Ferencvaros will be visiting Sincil Bank on the evening of Wednesday 8th July. The Budapest-based club are a sister club to Sheffield United and are managed by former Blade Bobby Davison.

An Arsenal XI will visit Sincil Bank on Monday 20th July with a 7-30pm kick off. This friendly celebrates City’s 125th anniversary as Woolwich Arsenal were the first visitors to Sincil Bank when the club moved from their original home, the John O’Gaunts ground back in 1895.

The Imps will also entertain Sheffield United on Tuesday 28th July, who were the club’s first ever football league opponents back on September 3rd 1892.

The Imps will also host Sleaford Town in a Community day friendly on Sunday 19th July. Sleaford were the Imps’ first ever opponents in a friendly in October 1884 with Lincoln winning 9-1.

Before the home friendlies, Peter Jackson will take his side to Germany where they will play TuS Celle F.C. on Thursday 2nd July.

Pre-season schedule so far

TuS Celle F.C. (Away, Thursday 2nd July)

Ferencvaros (Home, Wednesday 8th July)

Boston United (Away, Wednesday 15th July, 7-30pm)

Bridlington (Away, Saturday 18th July, 3-00pm)

Sleaford Town (Home, Sunday 19th July)

Arsenal XI (Home, Monday 20th July, 7-30pm)

Sheffield United (Home, Tuesday 28th July)

Goole Town (Away, Saturday August 1st, 3-00pm)

The club will announce home kick off times including admission prices in due course.

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