IT has been a while since we last played at Home Park...
...so we thought you would appreciate this guide to Saturday’s visit of Reading’s Under-21s to the Theatre of Greens.
- The match is our first and only home pre-season friendly
- Supporters who have Joined the Club for 2015-16 will be able to pick up their Membership cards from 9am...
- ...and will enjoy a 25% discount on pay-on-the-day admission prices which, for non-Members, are £8 (£5 concessions)
- For 2015-16 Members, and people who buy a ticket in advance, admission prices which are £6 (£3 concessions)
- The Home Park Ticket Office has extended hours on Friday, from 9am-6pm.
- The Ticket Office is from 9am on Saturday and will reamin open for a short time after the match. Supporters collecting their 2015-16 Membership should do so from the Argyle mobile retail unit which will be parked outside the Ticket office
- For tickets, or further details, supporters are urged to contact the Ticket Office at Home Park on 0845 872 3335
- Tickets are also available on line at www.eticketing.co.uk/pafc/
- The Mayflower grandstand and the Blocks 8-14 on the Lyndhurst side will be open for the game; the Devonport end and Family For All Zone will not be open
- Turnstiles to the Mayflower grandstand and Blocks 8-14 on the Lyndhurst side open at 1.30pm
- Booking charges apply to all ticket purchases this season: £1.35 per ticket for online orders; 50p per ticket on ‘phone orders. There are optional additional delivery charges of 60p for if bought through Ticketfast (print at home, online only); and 75p for first-class post
- Match referee is Lee Swabey, who, this season, becomes Plymouth’s first Football League referee in more than 30 years. He is ranked in the top 80 officials in the country
- There will be no match programme for the game; a limited number of team-sheets will be available
- Argyle’s six summer signings – Gary Sawyer, Jake Jervis, Graham Carey, Gregg Wylde, Josh Simpson and Hiram Boateng – will have their first taste of head groundsman Billy White’s award-winning Home Park surface
- Reading’s youngsters enjoyed a very successful 2014-15 season under the former Exeter City player and manager Eamonn Dolan, at the end of which they were promoted into the top division of the Premier League Under-21 structure
- Reading’s first-team has featured 32 Academy graduates in the first 15 years of this century, including Gylfi Sigurdsson, Simon Cox and Alex McCarthy
- Dozens of other players have left the Academy to feature prominently elsewhere, including our own Carl McHugh and Southampton forward Shane Long