Lincoln City Football Club has received more American investment this season. US businessmen Pablo Webster, Brian Anderson and Evan Mitz have poured a six-figure sum in and acquired a stake in the club.
However, there has been a mixed reception from the fans. Shivang Ambedkar, who has been a Lincoln City fan for a couple of years, spoke about the prospect of having American investors invest money into the club. He said: “I’m glad that there are investors out there keen on investing in the club. But at the same time, this might not be a good sign in the long run. But for the short-term, hopefully this investment allows the club to spend a bit more money on players.”
The American consortium consists of Pablo Webster, a former Major League Soccer (MLS) player; Evan Mitz, an MLS executive; and Brian Anderson who was the head of sports group at a law firm. With this sort of investment, Lincoln City will be aiming to climb the League One standings.
Another fan spoke about how any investment right now is good after surviving relegation last season. She said: “This is a good sign because we need investment in the club. Last season we survived relegation, and hopefully with more money coming in, we can push upwards in the table with a couple of new signings in the summer.”
The club currently sits 14th in League One as they have gone unbeaten in their last eight games albeit having won just two of those games.