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10 August 2019

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SATURDAY’S game against Colchester United will see our opening Sky Bet League Two fixture at Home Park in the 2019-20 campaign.

THE game kicks-off at 3pm.

THE ground will be open from 1.30pm and supporters will be able to pay on the day. There will be no cash turnstiles for the Green Army; tickets must be bought at the Home Park Ticket Office beforehand. Turnstile 16 will stay open until 3.30pm and Turnstile 6 will remain open until five minutes after the second half kicks off.

AWAY fans will be able to pay on the day (cash or card) on Gate 2 at the Barn Park end of Home Park; this will also be a late gate. Match-Day admission prices are £25 for adults; £20 for Over 65s and Under 23s; £11 for Under 18s; £8 for Under 12s; and £3 for Under 8s.

SUPPORTERS will be able to gain admission through a digital ticket, which can be booked online, as well as being available over the ’phone and at the Ticket Office.

RECEPTION at Home Park is in the Ticket Office and will be open from 9am on match-day.

THERE is free car-parking in the Outland Road Park & Ride Car-Park adjacent to Home Park, but this will fill up early. Street parking in the area is available, but please take care to note local restrictions. Our advice is to use public transport whenever possible.

THE Argyle team will be playing in the all-new home kit, which is available to purchase online and through the Argyle Superstore at Home Park.

MATCH-DAY Magic visitors are the club officials, young players, parents and siblings of Southgate Colts, from Launceston.

THE official Pilgrim Match-Day programme, freshly re-designed for 2019-20 will be on sale from the Argyle Superstore and around the ground for the price of £3. There is also, for the first time, a special children’s programme, which costs just £1.

THE Superstore at Home Park will be open from 9am on match-day. Our Match-Day Mania Argyle Superstore offering on Saturday is ‘buy one, get one half price’ on the brand new selection of scarves for all of the family.

BEFORE the game, we will be holding the first of a regular Crossbar Challenge, with someone selected from the crowd at this time at every home game to step on to the pitch and attempt to kick the ball onto the crossbar. A £50 prize awaits a successful challenger. In the event that the crossbar is not hit, the £50 rolls over to the prize fund for the next home game, making the pot £100. The prize fund will roll over week on week, until somebody is able to strike the crossbar.

We only select from seats that are clearly occupied at 1.55pm – so to be in with a chance of playing the Crossbar Challenge, supporters need to be seated before then.

THE Match Sponsor is IU Energy; Match-Ball Sponsor is Bidfood; and Match-Programme Sponsor is Snows VW Van Centre.

THE food and drink kiosks inside Home Park will be offering Meal Deals throughout the day.

THERE will be a 50-50 Lottery half-time prize draw, with tickets available from the usual sellers. Former Pilgrim Rory Fallon will make the draw.

ALSO at half-time, Signal Box FC Under-12s are taking part in a small-sided game organized by the Argyle Community Trust.  It is the club’s intention to roll this out into a full package which includes match tickets, a stadium tour, lunch, shop discount, discounted Community Trust roadshow courses and a signed football from the first-team squad. We are trialing this initiative throughout August. Keep an eye on your official website over the coming weeks to see how you can get involved.

WE are asking supporters – especially those who come to Home Park early on match-days to experience our new pre-game entertainment – not to stand in the walkways between the front row of seats and the pitch-perimeter boards.  Access to seating in many areas of the ground has become something of an increasing problem, especially for our disabled supporters, so it is essential to keep those walkways clear. Stewards have been asked by the club to keep these areas clear and will, if absolutely necessary, take action to ensure all supporters are able to walk around the stadium safely, and enjoy the on-pitch activity without having their view impeded.

WE have a duty of care to everyone who visits Home Park and, in keeping with our Vision and Values, we take that duty very seriously. That is why we ask all supporters to respect our requests to refrain from persistent standing. By ‘persistent’, we mean “when individuals in seated areas stand for prolonged periods of time other than for short durations during moments of excitement. The Sports Grounds Safety Authority has a legal responsibility for the issuing of licences and, if we, as a club, do not comply with the regulations, they have the power to impose large financial penalties, and, ultimately, to close Home Park.

IT is a criminal offence to enter a sports ground whilst drunk and to bring alcohol into the ground. Anyone trying to enter Home Park whilst drunk will be refused entry and anyone found attempting to bring alcohol into the ground will be handed to the police. There is a three-year football banning order linked to these offences.

IT is also a criminal offence to enter the field of play. Pitch incursions pose a threat to the safety of players, officials and spectators and will result in the Pilgrims being disciplined by the Football Association. Such incidents have resulted in clubs being charged and subsequently fined up to £200,000 by Regulatory Commissions.

THE following articles must not be brought into the ground: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Anyone found to be in possession of any of these articles inside the ground could face a criminal prosecution and will receive an immediate and indefinite banning order from Home Park.


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