Plymouth's Hat-trick of Sport

TICKETS are now on sale for Plymouth’s Weekend of Sporting Excellence.

Plymouth Argyle, Plymouth Albion and Plymouth University Raiders have joined forces with each other and the Plymouth Herald to provide sports fans with the opportunity to watch all three teams in action inside two days with a bargain-price combined ticket.

Three top sports, three exciting matches, three welcoming venues for just one price of £35 – a saving of £13 on what it costs to buy separate tickets for the games.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 28 when Albion host Nottingham in a Greene King IPA Championship match, kick-off 7.45pm.

The following day, Saturday, March 1, Argyle host Morecambe at Home Park looking to resurrect their Sky Bet League 2 play-off push, kick-off 3pm.

Last, but by no means least, it is the turn of Raiders to take centre stage when they host Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball league, tip-off 7.15pm.

The unique collaboration between the city’s top teams and the Herald is sure to catch the imagination of sports fans.

Louise Uncles, Sales and Marketing Director at Albion, said: “Local sport plays an important part in Plymouth and surrounding areas and creates inspiration, fitness, well-being and a huge sense of belonging to the local community.

“To this avail, we all decided to join forces and give Plymouth fans a big treat and enjoy a sporting weekend of excellence at the end of this month.

“Albion are delighted to be working in association with Argyle and Raiders to offer the local community the chance to enjoy all three sports in one weekend and urge people to get behind the campaign and support them at a very heavily discounted price.”

Argyle Chief Executive Martyn Starnes said: “Like our colleagues at Albion and Raiders, we are great believers in the power of sport to not only excite and entertain, but also to unite and inspire.

“We are delighted to team up with the city’s other top teams to offer sports fans the chance to enjoy the special talents of all at a unique value-for-money price. Live sport at three venues promises a treat not to be missed.”

Raiders Chief Executive Dave Briggs said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for sports lovers in the city to enjoy watching the Raiders, Albion and Argyle at a significantly reduced price.

“Watching live sport really is a very different experience to watching it on TV, and we’re approaching that time in the season, where fans and their support for the teams is crucial to our success. We’re delighted to be involved with this initiative and look forward to hopefully welcoming a lot of new faces to the game on the March 1.”

Tickets are on sale now, until 5pm on Thursday, February 27, from the Argyle Ticket Office at Home Park (0845 872 3335), and are also available on line here.

There is a £1 transaction charge and a 60p postal charge for telephone and online bookings.

Argyle are able to post out any bookings made before 4pm on Monday, February 24. After that, tickets will be held for collection. If they are not collected from Home Park by 1pm on Friday, February 28, they will be taken to the Brickfields for collection just before Albion’s match.