Chelsea Info Pack
TONIGHT’S fixture against Chelsea Under-21s is our final group game of this season’s Leasing.com Trophy. After a 3-0 win at Swindon and a 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers earlier in the competition, victory will see us top Southern Group F and a draw will be enough to send us through to the second stage of the competition. Even a defeat would not rule out qualification, depending on the result of the final game of the competition between Bristol Rovers and Swindon in mid-November.
THE game kicks off at 7.45pm.
THE ground will be open from 6.15pm and supporters will be able to pay on the day. Season-Ticket holders and 1886 Members qualify for a reduced rate of admission if they bring their card with them.
PRICES are: adult £8; adult season-ticket holders and 1886 Members) £7; over 65/under 23 £4; over 65/under 23 £3; Under 18 £ 1. Season-ticket holders’ seats are not reserved.
DEVONPORT End Turnstiles 6 and 8 will take cash and card payments, and there are ticket-only turnstiles at 5 and 7. The late gate is Turnstile 6, which will remain open until five minutes after the second half kicks off.
FOR the Lyndhurst Road Stand, Turnstiles 9-12 are cash and card, with ticket-only entrances at Turnstiles 10 and 14. The late gate is Turnstile 9.
WE are opening the Devonport end and the Lyndhurst Road side up to Block 10.
RECEPTION at Home Park is in the Ticket Office, which is open from 9.15am on a match-day. It will close at 8pm.
TURNSTILE 22 in the Barn Park end will be open for cash or card payments and ticket collection for Chelsea supporters; this will also be a late gate.
THERE is free car-parking in the Outland Road Park and Ride Car Park adjacent to Home Park, but we anticipate 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.
AN official programme will be available to purchase from the Argyle Superstore and around the ground for the price of £2.
WE only select from seats that are clearly occupied at 6.50pm – so to be in with a chance of playing the Crossbar Challenge, supporters need to be seated before then.
THE food and drink kiosks inside Home Park will be offering Meal Deals throughout the day.
WE are asking supporters 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.
SUPPORTERS are reminded that they will be banned from attending any football match in this country for at least three years if they use, or even attempt to use, a pyrotechnic device at Home Park. The warning follows the letting-off of a smoke bomb in the recent game at Swindon Town. In accordance with the EFL Clubs’ Charter, the use of pyrotechnics, such as smoke devices and flares, is strictly prohibited at the ground. The Charter states that any fan found attempting to bring pyrotechnics into any football stadium in England or Wales, or identified discharging them while inside a stadium, will be issued with a ban of not less than three seasons. That ban will apply to every ground in the country. The safety and security of all spectators at Home Park is of paramount importance, and pyrotechnic devices - flares, smoke bombs or fireworks - have no place in any football stadium in this country. The club utterly condemns the use of such devices, which is a criminal offence, as is trying to gain access to a football stadium whilst carrying one. It is not fun; it is not acceptable; it is not legal.
PLYMOUTH Argyle Football Club is a community-focused, values-driven organisation, whose stated aim is to make attending football matches as inclusive and enjoyable as possible for all members of society. We have a zero-tolerance approach to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to bully, intimidate or discriminate against a fellow supporter, player or member of club staff. We encourage supporters to report any instance of inappropriate comments, chanting or behaviour. There is no definitive list of what is or is not appropriate, but, if the target of the behaviour, or anyone else who hears it, feels uncomfortable, then the chances are that it is not acceptable. At Home Park, you can report your concerns to the nearest steward, or to the club, or via our match-day reporting service - text ARGYLE and your message to 66777.
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.