PLYMOUTH Argyle has implemented a number of measures in response to the EFL’s decision to suspend football activities until Friday, April 3 due to the current coronavirus epidemic.
Measures include the temporary closure of Club Argyle – the Pilgrims’ brand-new hospitality and conferencing centre – as well as limiting ticketing and retail activities to telephone and online sales.
All player engagements will also be suspended until further notice, with the club’s focus on ensuring that our playing squad remain in excellent physical and mental condition for when our Sky Bet League Two campaign resumes.
Argyle chief executive officer Andrew Parkinson said: “We are obviously disappointed that our exciting season, on and off the pitch, needs to be temporarily suspended. However, we are supportive of the EFL’s decision, and have taken steps to follow the guidance issued early on Friday.”
“We understand that our supporters will have concerns about how this news affects their tickets, hospitality and event bookings, and we will ensure to provide regular updates as the situation unfolds.
“We thank you for your understanding.”
With immediate effect, the club has enacted the following measures:
TICKETING AND RETAIL
- Online ticket sales on argyletickets.com for all football fixtures will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
- The Home Park Ticket Office will be closed to all in-person visitors with immediate effect, until further notice. However, it will remain open to handle ticket enquiries by telephone.*
- The Argyle Superstore will be closed to all in-person visitors with immediate effect, until further notice. However, purchases can still be made via telephone, with orders shipped via mail. In response to the current situation, the retail team is bringing forward a previously planned project to reduce shipping charges.
- The club’s online retail store, argylesuperstore.co.uk, will operate as usual.
*Please note that further guidance on match tickets and refunds will be available in due course. It is the club’s intention that tickets held for rearranged fixtures will remain valid.
The club strongly advises that supporters retain their original match tickets. Supporters who do not retain their tickets may be unable to claim a refund.
HOME PARK STADIUM/CLUB ARGYLE
- Existing Club Argyle hospitality reservations for first-team fixtures will remain valid for the rescheduled date.
- The Gary Barlow tribute night on Saturday, March 28 has been postponed. All purchased tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event.
- The Question of Sport evening on Thursday, April 2 has been postponed. All purchased tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event.
- All club commercial activities have been postponed until after Friday, April 3.
- The Mayflower Grandstand reception will remain closed until further notice.
If you currently hold a reservation at Home Park Stadium for a non-matchday event, please contact Christian.Kent@pafc.co.uk for more information.
- As outlined in precautionary measures last week, the club has postponed all appearances and engagements for members of the football staff, players, and coaches, until further notice.