ARGYLE are re-opening Home Park’s Mayflower Terrace for Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool.
Following unprecedented demand for tickets to watch the third-round replay with Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League giants, the club is to re-introduce temporary seating in the Mayflower for the first time since 2010.
The extra seating will raise Home Park’s capacity for the eagerly-anticipated clash by more than 1,800.
Pilgrims chairman James Brent said: “This is great news for the Green Army.
“Argyle’s management team and staff have been working extraordinarily long hours to issue around 13,500 tickets – our full allocation – over the last few days. This task has been made more challenging by the wish to make the allocation as fair as possible.
“At the same time, the management team has been working on a complex plan to add additional seating to ensure that as many members of the Green Army as possible can see the once-in-a-generation match.
“Our thanks go to Liverpool for waiving their allocation and their rights to any revenue from the new seating, without which we would not have been able to do this.
“We also thank our sponsors Ginsters and St Austell Brewery.
“Special thanks to the Safety Advisory Group for their strenuous efforts in helping to make this happen for the city of Plymouth.”
Tickets will be £35 – no concessions – and will include a free souvenir match-day programme, normally £5, and a voucher for a pasty and a drink which can be redeemed at a future game.
The club is absorbing the cost of the seating and will be taking a loss on those additional seats – the installation is not about making money, but making the game available to as many fans as possible.
Work will be going on around the clock to make sure that not only are the seats installed but also temporary toilets, food outlets, and access.
Tickets for the Mayflower seating will go on sale at 1pm on Monday, January 16 to Green and White Members, and Big Green Lottery Members, who have not previously bought a ticket and/or who want to but two additional tickets if they have not already done so.
Tickets – up to a maximum of two – will also be sold to people who meet the booking-history criteria.
To satisfy the booking-history criteria, supporters must have purchased a minimum of five match games – home or away – through the Plymouth Argyle ticket office over the past two seasons. They will be able to buy a maximum of two tickets per person.
Tickets will be available on line; at the Ticket Office; and by ’phone on 01752 907700.
To ease anticipated congestion at the Ticket Office, supporters are strongly urged to attempt to book online in the first instance.
From 9am on Tuesday, January 17, subject to availability, people without a booking history but who live in postcode areas PL, TQ and TR will also be eligible to buy two tickets for the Mayflower seating.