AMBITIOUS plans to bring Plymouth Argyle’s Theatre of Greens into the 21st century and make it a stadium to be proud of have been unveiled.The plans for a state-of-the-art grandstand to replace the existing 60-year-old Mayflower Stand signal a clear message from Chairman James Brent that he has confidence in the Pilgrims’ future.
The new south stand will contain more seats than the current Mayflower, making it the biggest seated arena in Devon and Cornwall.
The design of the stadium ensures that the capacity of Home Park will be able to keep pace with Argyle’s growth in years to come as seating can be increased further when it is needed.
Other gains for the club include:
• UEFA standard facilities;
• The ability to stage Under-21 and B internationals;
• Improved hospitality facilities including upgraded toilets, catering services, and rooms for fans to book for their own special celebrations;
• Hugely improved facilities for the disabled;
• Much better community and youth facilities, including modern and fully kitted out classroom and offices to support the youth and sports development activity in the Westcountry;
• Creation of a dedicated memorial garden where supporters can visit and pay tribute to loved ones whose ashes have been scattered or interred at the Theatre of Greens;
• Extensive conferencing and banqueting facilities to generate significant match-day and non match-day income for the club’s benefit;
• A purpose-built shop and ticket office.
There will inevitably be some disruption during construction work, and the club will do everything it can to keep supporters up to date with changes within the ground during the building phase.
Current Mayflower Grandstand Members will need to choose an alternative seat elsewhere in the stadium – available on a strictly First Come, First Served basis – until the rebuild is complete.
If they remain Members during the reconstruction, they will be given priority for Membership when the new Mayflower Grandstand opens.
More information will be revealed in Saturday's edition of The Pilgrim. You can get your hands on a copy for just £3 from sellers around the ground and also online by clicking here.