IN a welcome development, the club is delighted to announce that we have vastly improved our disabled facilities in the Mayflower Grandstand.
Work undertaken by Argyle’s Head of Operations Jon Back and GL Events, in partnership with the Plymouth Argyle Disabled Supporters’ Association (PADSA), has seen the quality of seating, and the range of views available, vastly improved against plans for the new Mayflower Grandstand.
Wheelchair users will now have an elevated platform at the rear of two blocks towards the Devonport End – providing a better view for disabled supporters than was previously possible at the Theatre of Greens.
In addition, amendments to the original development plan have allowed further seating to be installed on the eastern side of the new Grandstand. The majority of these seats will be protected for ambulant disabled members of the Green Army, with ample space also provided for friends, partners and carers in a premium seating area.
Steve Helley, Chairman of the Plymouth Argyle Disabled Supporters Association (PADSA), said, “The club has been working closely with PADSA on these changes. I am quite happy with the seating arrangements put forward by the club, and we will continue to work together moving forward to enhance the match-day experience for disabled supporters.”
The Mayflower Grandstand development is still on course for completion in the final quarter of 2019, with the club hoping to be able to host match-day supporters in the new stand from January.