By Nathan Jackson
August 3 2005
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This is the biggest stand at the ground and the most popular with the fans. It is shared by home and away fans with Lincoln fans obviously getting the vast majority of the stand, being allocated 4 blocks (upper and lower). If a large crowd Imps crowd is expected without many from the opposition then the upper block of section 5 will also be opened to away fans.
Most teams only bring around 300-400 fans so they only get the two blocks of seats on the left hand side on the bottom tier. This size is obviously increased depending on the away team but it is very rarely filled to it's 1,934 capacity. You can see the away end on the left hand side of the above picture.
STACEY WEST Stand
This stand is named after two fans who died in the Bradford fire and provides an excellent view of the action for home fans. This stand holds roughly 1,700 Imps fans but is strangely the only stand never made all ticket.
THE LINCOLNSHIRE ECHO STAND
This provides the seating for all the clubs executives and is the worst stand at the ground. It was originally supposed to be a full length stand but then City got relegated to the conference and funding stopped leaving this rather ugly remainder.
The view from this stand isn't bad but there are several pillars in the way which makes finding a decent seat quite troublesome.
One Boston fan once perfectly summed this stand up after watching the reserves play.
"Looking out from the Lincolnshire Echo stand, the ground looks really really impressive but looking out from the CO-OP stand, the ground looks extremely substandard.
This stand is the most sparse out of the lot. It is very rarely even 1/4 full and the only times it is either slightly full is when we give free tickets out to the kids or when the stand is allocated to away fans. If the away team is expected to bring A LOT of fans then they will be given either half or all of this stand as well as the CO-OP stand allocation as well, however, only teams like Huddersfield and Hull have had this "privilege" in recent years.
This stand also holds the disabled supporters.