It's Coming: Home Park
HOME Park will host Plymouth’s only mass screening of England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday night.
The Three Lions bid to make only their second ever World Cup final, and with the excitement being felt across the country for this huge event, Argyle have teamed with Plymouth City Council to provide a public venue for the game to be broadcast.
Two big screens will be quickly erected at Home Park so that families and friends can enjoy the occasion together.
Entry will be completely free of charge and should England be victorious, the event will be repeated for the final on Sunday.
The game kicks off at 7pm; gates will open from 5.30pm. Several blocks of the Lyndhurst stand will be open, and tickets are strictly limited. Seating will be unreserved.
Tickets are available from the Argyle Ticket Office on 01752 907700; from www.eticketing.co.uk/pafc; or in person at Home Park.
Tickets will be available on the gate if they remain. Fans are advised to book in advance to avoid queuing, delays and disappointment.
Refreshments will be available from kiosks inside the stadium. Supporters will be allowed to take their beverages to their seats during the game.
Our friends at Ginsters are also supporting the event - they have given us pasties to give to the first 500 arrivals at Home Park.
A Council statement said: "Other venues to show the match were considered, but Argyle were chosen as hosts because of their professionalism, experience in hosting large scale events and exemplary safety record."
Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader, said: "We are delighted to be able to team up with Argyle to put this event on for the people of Plymouth.
“The England football team have captured the nation with their passion for the shirt and so it’s only right that we as a city give people the opportunity to enjoy this wave of optimism and excitement together.
“I’d like to thank the team at Argyle for their support in helping to make this event possible.”
Interim Argyle Chief Executive Mark Lovell said: “We were delighted to be asked by Plymouth City Council to partner in this event, which means Plymouth can join the rest of England in our enjoyment of this World Cup.
"We are proud of Argyle's position in the community, and to welcome thousands of England fans for this special occasion will reinforce that.
“Home Park has been the scene of great success for Argyle in recent years; we would love to be able to celebrate England advancing to the final, and maybe even lifting the trophy, with the rest of our beautiful city.”