PLYMOUTH Argyle Football Club Limited (‘PAFC’) notes the recent press release issued by the Board of the AFT and the feedback to its plans provided by The Friends of Central Park Plymouth.
PAFC respects the views of all supporters and others to comment on its and Akkeron’s plans and, indeed, encourages everyone to do so.
We are delighted to see the strong support for the plans from people who live in Plymouth and in Devon and Cornwall. Of those who have commented and who have declared that they live in the city or region, three times as many have supported the plans as have objected.
PAFC notes that the AFT does not speak for the Green Army and that the AFT Board has not polled its members on this matter. It therefore considers the views of the AFT Board to be the views of the majority of members of that Board only.
The proposed development will provide Argyle with a refurbished grandstand; new bars, retail and ticketing functions; and a conference and banqueting facility. Seating capacity will be increased to around 18,600 in Stage 1 and to more than 20,000 in Stage 2. The banqueting and conferencing centre is expected to generate material additional revenues to invest back into the club and to support its success, both on and off the pitch.
The wider development also includes other facilities, including a new international size ice rink; a hotel; a gym; offices and restaurants. It is expected to employ 400 additional people once completed, and more during the construction phase.
PAFC welcomes the feedback from The Friends of Central Park Plymouth supporting the plans which The Friends believe will improve the standard of presentation of both Higher Home Park and Western Gateway.