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Lincoln City have been handed a mouthwatering trip to relegated Northampton Town on the opening day of the new season.
While not a local derby, it is still one of the shorter away trips for Imps fans next season.
Around 90 miles away, the journey should take around one hour and 45 minutes for Lincoln-based supporters.
But like it did many times last season, demand for tickets from Imps supporters is likely to outstrip supply.
The Imps can expect to receive an allocation of around 1,200 for the game at the 7,798-capacity PTS Academy Stadium.
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Footballgroundguide.com says: “Away fans are located in the Moulton College at one end of the pitch, where 800 supporters can be accommodated. If demand requires it then an additional 423 seats can be allocated in the East Stand.”
However, there could be another way of watching the game, if you don’t mind only seeing half the pitch.
The website adds: “A large hill overlooks the ground, where small numbers congregate to watch the game free, even though they can only see half the pitch.”
Northampton’s PTS Academy Stadium, otherwise known as Sixfields
Refreshingly, the Cobblers stewards sound like a friendly bunch.
“I have received a number of reports complementing the standard of stewarding, other club officials and the Northampton fans themselves,” said the site’s contributor.
Tickets details for the game, which will played on Saturday, August 4, will be confirmed in due course.Read More
Lincoln City will kick-off their 2018/19 season with a trip to relegated Northampton Town.
The first Lincolnshire derby against Grimsby will be at Blundell Park on Saturday, August 18.
The Mariners will visit Sincil Bank on January 19.
The Imps have another early derby against Notts County at home on Saturday, August 25.
Danny Cowley’s side will travel to Meadow Lane on Saturday, February 2.
City will host Mansfield on Saturday, November 24, with the reverse fixture on Saturday, March 16.
A packed Christmas period will see the Imps travel to Crewe on Boxing Day and Cambridge on December 29.
They then kick-off 2019 with a home game against Port Vale on New Year’s Day.
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Sat Aug 4 Northampton Town A
Sat Aug 11 Swindon Town H
Sat Aug 18 Grimsby Town A
Tue Aug 21 Bury H
Sat Aug 25 Notts County H
Sat Sep 1 Exeter City A
Sat Sep 8 Crawley Town H
Sat Sep 15 Macclesfield Town A
Sat Sep 22 Milton Keynes Dons H
Sat Sep 29 Cheltenham Town A
Tue Oct 2 Tranmere Rovers A
Sat Oct 6 Crewe Alexandra H
Sat Oct 13 Port Vale A
Sat Oct 20 Cambridge United H
Tue Oct 23 Carlisle United H
Sat Oct 27 Colchester United A
Sat Nov 3 Forest Green Rovers H
Sat Nov 17 Yeovil Town A
Sat Nov 24 Mansfield Town H
Tue Nov 27 Oldham Athletic A
Sat Dec 8 Stevenage A
Sat Dec 15 Morecambe H
Sat Dec 22 Newport County H
Wed Dec 26 Crewe Alexandra A
Sat Dec 29 Cambridge United A
Tue Jan 1 Port Vale H
Sat Jan 5 Exeter City H
Sat Jan 12 Swindon Town A
Sat Jan 19 Grimsby Town H
Sat Jan 26 Bury A
Sat Feb 2 Notts County A
Sat Feb 9 Northampton Town H
Sat Feb 16 Stevenage H
Sat Feb 23 Morecambe A
Sat Mar 2 Forest Green Rovers A
Sat Mar 9 Yeovil Town H
Tue Mar 12 Oldham Athletic H
Sat Mar 16 Mansfield Town A
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