Well-known Lincoln fundraisers Frank Connell and Joe Cooke have joined forces with Lincoln United to develop an area at the Ashby Avenue ground specifically for people with disabilities.
Discussions have already taken place between chairman Rob Bradley and Lincoln-born Frank Connell and both are optimistic that the project can be completed within 18 months.
The recently-launched ‘Whites Weekly Winner’ will go towards the costs involved.
Frank Connell said: “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.
“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.
“This project will prove that Lincoln is a forward-looking city.
“I have got a dream and I know this project will happen.”
Whites’ Chairman, Rob Bradley is fully supportive of the plan. It is one of many new ideas and initiatives that have been proposed since he took over as Chairman earlier this year.
He 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.