Lincoln City Football Club have issued the following guidelines for all press organisations wishing to attend first team matches at Sincil Bank Stadium.
FIRST TEAM MATCHES AT SINCIL BANK STADIUM
1.1 All media accreditation requests for first team matches at Sincil Bank Stadium must be submitted via email to email@example.com or fax to 01522 880020 no later than 48 hours prior to the fixture.
1.2 All photographers attending Blue Square Bet Premier fixtures at Sincil Bank Stadium will need to ensure they have a valid Football Conference Photographic Licence.
1.3 All media passes will be granted at the Club's discretion.
1.4 All passes must be collected from the Ticket Collection Window adjacent to the Ticket Office prior to the game. Upon collection, accredited members of the press will be requred to enter their details on a signing-in sheet before they will be given a match ticket which will enable them to gain admission to the Stadium via the entrance close to Gate E12, which is located in the south east corner of the stadium, near the dressing room area. You will have an allocated seat number on your ticket. Please make sure you sit in that seat. All press passes must be displayed at all times and must be presented to stewards when requested.
1.5 Matchday programmes will be available in the Press Box, located at the back of the Lincolnshire Echo Stand, or from the DJ booth adjacent to the players' tunnel (photographers only).
1.6 Official team sheets will be brought up to the Press Box around 45 minutes prior to kick-off.
1.7 Access to the tunnel area at Sincil Bank Stadium is strictly prohibited without express permission and accreditation from the Media Department. Any member of the press found in the tunnel area without the correct identification and accreditation can expect to be moved back to the Press Box. Failure to do so may result in ejection from the stadium.
1.8 Following the game, and once the crowd has cleared, written media and radio interviews will take place outside the tunnel area.
1.9 Lincoln City FC players are only admitted to talk the media by prior arrangement so please speak to a member of the Club's media team to arrange this. All Lincoln City FC players will attend post match press conferences at the First Team Manager's discretion.
1.10 TV interviews for rights holders can either take place in the tunnel area or at pitch side. The relevant accreditation must be shown.
1.11 The visiting team's press officer will be granted access to the dressing room area to look after the visiting media requirements. If the visiting club have travelled without a press officer, the visiting team's manager will be brought out to meet the media. However, Lincoln City Football Club are unable to grant any requests for visiting team players as these are obviously subject to that club's rules and regulations and should be directed through the visiting club's press officer. We regret we are unable to make these arrangements in their absence.
MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND PRESS CONFERENCES
2.1 All media requests for interviews regarding footballing and non-footballing matters must be made in writing via e-mail through Lincoln City Football Club's Media Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2.2 Requests for player and or coaching staff interviews will only be granted after acceptance by the First Team Manager. Unsolicited interviews are not to be undertaken with or by any member of the playing and or coaching staff.
2.3 Requests for non-footballing staff will be granted at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer, Media Manager and / or relevant department head.
2.4 Scholars are not normally permitted to do media interviews unless such a request has been agreed with the Head of Youth.
2.5 Pre-match press conferences will normally be held on a Thursday prior to a Saturday match and on a Monday ahead of a midweek fixture. Exact times and locations will be confirmed via email ahead of this. Players will attend press conferences at the First Team Manager's discretion.
2.6 Lincoln City Football Club reserves the right to refuse entry to press conferences should this be deemed in the Club's interest.
2.7 No unauthorised video or TV recording of pre-match press conferences is allowed unless by a Football Conference broadcast rights holder. Recording press conferences for broadcast online is strictly prohibited unless prior agreement has been reached with Lincoln City Football Club and / or The Football Conference.
Any enquiries should be made to the Media Department at Sincil Bank Stadium via e-mail to email@example.com orphone 01522 563790. Any amendments to these guidelines will be made in writing and published here on the Club's Official Website at the earliest possible opportunity.
John Vickers (Media Manager/Press Officer)
Tel: 01522 563790
Generic Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: Media Office, Lincoln City FC, Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD.
Fax: 01522 880020