It's Time

DO not leave it too late.

That is the message from Argyle on the eve of their Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers.

With tickets for the first leg at Home Park on Saturday evening still selling fast, and a possible sell-out on the cards, the Pilgrims are urging Green Army members who are planning on coming to the game to make sure of their ticket for the match.  

Argyle Chief Executive Martyn Starnes said: “Thanks to our magnificent supporters, we have already reached the stage where some home areas of Home Park have sold out, and there is now only limited space available in most other parts.

“We do not want anyone to miss our biggest and most important game at Home Park for more than a decade, so we are encouraging anyone who intends to come to the game to buy their ticket as soon as possible and take advantage of the fact that they are £2 cheaper if bought before match-day.

“We are keeping the Ticket Office open until 6pm on Friday, and are opening again at 9am on Saturday.”

Martyn also urged supporters to give themselves plenty of time to get to the ground and take their seats for the game.

“It goes without saying that it is going to be incredibly busy on Saturday,” he said, “so we have arranged for the Home Park gates to be opened early, from 5.45pm, two hours before kick-off.

“That will give supporters more time to find their seat. It is essential that everyone sits in the seat specified on their tickets. Our stewards will be more than happy to assist them.”

Martyn also paid tribute to Ticket Office manager Matt Jones and the Home Park staff who have sold around 16,000 tickets for both legs of the play-off game this week.

“It is a major operation which has been a success because of the planning and hard work from a lot of people,” said Martyn.

“Matt and his staff have been at the sharp end and have dealt splendidly with demand that at times means we have been selling at the rate of one ticket a second across our three platforms of on-line, by phone and in person.

“They, and other Home Park Office staff, were in first thing on Bank Holiday Monday morning to make sure supporters were able to buy a ticket at the first available opportunity, and have gone to great lengths to ensure that everyone who has applied for or enquired about a ticket has been satisfied.

“The planning started a long way out with meetings involving myself and management staff, who have plenty of experience of putting on big games quickly and efficiently, taking place more than two weeks before our last game of the season.

“That meant, as soon as the final whistle at Shrewsbury confirmed our place in the play-offs, and we knew that we were playing Wycombe, everything had been prepared and everybody was ready to swing into action.”