Updated Guidance: Fans' Return to Home Park
The club is delighted to be welcoming supporters back to Home Park for the second time this season for Saturday’s visit of Milton Keynes Dons in Sky Bet League One.
For 1,808 supporters inside the Theatre of Greens, the procedures remain the same as their first visit, for the fixture against Ipswich Town on 5 December. For clarity, these supporters’ designated arrival times and turnstile locations remain the same as last time.
The additional 192 supporters attending Saturday’s game have been contacted, with detailed arrival instructions sent via email, including a specified arrival time and turnstile.
Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) and the local Safety Advisory Group’s (SAG) feedback from the pilot event was broadly very positive, which has afforded us the opportunity to fulfil our 2,000 capacity limit for the fixture with the Dons.
However, the club is mindful of our responsibility to ensure that every fixture meets the high standards, and we ask supporters to ensure that they, once again, familiarise themselves with the PAFC Code of Conduct and Fans’ Return Guide ahead of Saturday’s game.
In particular, the club wishes to advise supporters to try and schedule toilet breaks around peak times (for example, half-time), and that toilet facilities will be closed before full-time. Other than trips to use the facilities, supporters are asked to remain in their seat at all times.
Argyle officials have held regular meetings with the SGSA and SAG throughout this process, including on two occasions in the past week, and we express our gratitude to all parties for their collaborative efforts to prepare Home Park for eventual Tier One status.
Club staff continue to work extremely hard to prepare the stadium against the guidance and procedures required. In order to achieve the ambition of further raising our capacity, we need the support of the Green Army to make sure each and every fixture at Home Park goes smoothly.
Please note: for the Oxford United fixture on Tuesday, 29 December, arrival times will remain split into two groups. If your usual arrival time is scheduled for 1.30pm for a Saturday 3pm fixture, your arrival time for the visit of the U’s will be 6.15pm, while the 2.15pm tranche on a Saturday should aim to arrive at Home Park for 7pm.
Thank you for your support.