Terrace Houses the Future
HOME Park’s Mayflower terrace will be home for the next generation of Argyle’s Green Army in Saturday’s Devon Expressway Derby.
Temporary seating installed for last month’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Liverpool is staying for the Sky Bet League Two visit of Exeter City.
However, some of the Mayflower seats have been removed following consultation with supporters who suffered restricted views during the cup game, and tickets for the terrace will be restricted.
In his regular bi-weekly column for the Plymouth Herald, Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes revealed that Argyle had decided to sell tickets for the stand to young supporters allied to the club’s Community Trust. Other seats will be occupied by fans who need to be migrated from other areas of Home Park.
Martyn said: “The temporary seats, installed at a significant net cost to the club and enabling an additional 1,600 or so fans to watch the Liverpool game, will still be in place on Saturday.
“However, given the unintended and unforeseen consequences of impaired sight lines, and following consultation with supporters and our partners on the Safety Advisory Group, we have significantly reduced the capacity in those seats for the Exeter match.
“The tickets we have made available in that area have been mainly sold to junior members of groups associated with our Community Trust.”
It will be the last time that any supporters will be able to use the Mayflower seating.
“We are now planning to remove the temporary seats and this will be undertaken next week,” said Martyn.
“We’re not yet able to confirm whether this will be achieved before or after the match on Tuesday night against Leyton Orient. This is going to be subject to the availability of the contractor.”