Fans' Guide | Bristol City (H)
The Greens face Sky Bet Championship opposition for the second time in a week, with Nigel Pearson's Bristol City making the trip down the M5 for a Saturday afternoon kick off.
In midweek, a Ryan Hardie goal earned Steven Schumacher's side a 1-1 draw with Swansea City, and the Pilgrims will look to put on another strong showing as the Robins come to town.
Planning to attend the game? Read on for our fans' guide.
Fans' Guide for Bristol City
Supporters attending Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Bristol City at Home Park will be unable to sit in blocks 16-19 due to Big Screen installation work.
Scaffolding is currently being assembled in preparation for the installation of the frame which houses the LED screen next week. As such, for safety reasons, a few blocks have been removed from sale for the tie against the Robins. We thank supporters for their understanding, and seek to reassure fans that installation work will have no impact on capacity for future fixtures.
The club had initially planned for the Screen to be operational ahead of the first Sky Bet League One home game of the season – against Barnsley on Saturday, 30 July – but a delay in shipping the LED components from overseas means that the screen is unlikely to be in place before visit of the Tykes.
Club staff are in constant dialogue with the supplier of the screen to ensure that the delivery timetable does not slip further, and we will provide a further update to supporters as soon as we can.
Tickets remain available to purchase online at argyletickets.com, but the Home Park Ticket Office will also be open up until kick-off for supporters wishing to purchase on the day of the fixture.
Turnstiles will open two hours before kick off, from 1.00pm, and supporters are advised to enter through the turnstile identified on their match ticket. However, if neighbouring turnstiles have shorter queues, supporters are permitted to enter these to speed up access to the stadium.
Supporters seated in blocks 5, 6 or 7 (the Devonport End and Lyndhurst Road Stand corner) are now permitted to enter turnstiles at either the Devonport End or Lyndhurst Road Stand.
As always, we encourage supporters to make use of digital tickets wherever possible, reducing queuing times at the Ticket Office, as well as the impact of ticket production. Click here to read more about digital tickets.
Bristol City supporters can purchase from the away turnstiles in the Barn Park End.
Please note that, due to the ongoing redevelopment works in the Higher Home Park car park, only the upper Mayflower Grandstand turnstiles (near the Home Park Ticket Office and club reception) will be in operation for the fixture.
If you hold tickets for the Mayflower Grandstand, please enter the stadium through these turnstiles.
Our outstanding Argyle Community Trust team will be providing a whole host of free family friendly sports and games just outside the stadium, beginning at 11am.
Activities include inflatable football, dodgeball, tennis and archery, and the event can be accessed outside of the Devonport End, very close to the entrance to the seated family area in block 6, and adjacent to the main car park.
Families interested in participating in these free activities can simply turn up from 11am and get involved. However, for specific queries or further information, you are welcome to email email@example.com.
If it is your first time visiting the Theatre of Greens, please click here to check out our first-time fans guide.
From 1pm, the popular Mayflower Grandstand fan zone is once again open for this fixture, offering supporters access to delicious food and drink while enjoying live music.
Located within the gated area behind the Lower Mayflower, the Fan Zone aims to provide the best-ever match-day experience for the Green Army seated on that side of the stadium.
Having changed our working arrangements with the NHS to erect a smaller marquee to double up as a versatile space for supporter use on match-days, supporters will notice the return of a number of food kiosks, bars, and a covered area with tables and chairs.
The new catering vendors located within the Mayflower Fan Zone will serve a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, as well as offering fresh and delicious food – including hot dogs, fries, pasties, pulled pork baps and baguettes.
Please note that we are not producing a match-day programme for this fixture.
For any accessibility or match-day support queries, our dedicated Disability Liaison Officer can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensory packs, which include a drawstring bag, ear defenders, fidget spinners, a sensory ball, an awareness card and lanyard, as well as further match-day information, are now available for children who need them – free of charge. Click here to find out more.
Concession kiosks will be open, serving a range of food and beverages.
Meanwhile, toilet facilities will continue to operate with a one-way system. In order to avoid large queues at peak times (e.g half-time), we advise supporters to plan ahead for toilet breaks, using facilities when they are likely to be less busy.
We encourage fans to pay using contactless methods wherever possible to reduce queuing times. Supporters are advised that the concessions in the Upper Mayflower Grandstand operate on a cashless basis.
Outside the stadium
On your approach to Home Park, you will notice a number of external catering venues offering hot food and refreshments. Please note that prices and menus at these outlets are not controlled by the club, and are subject to change. There is also a food court inside the Mayflower Grandstand Fan Zone, offering a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, as well as offering fresh and delicious food – including hot dogs, fries, pasties, pulled pork baps and baguettes. As above, these kiosks are not operated by the club, and prices are subject to change.
Inside the stadium
Our food and beverage kiosks throughout the stadium serve a range of food, beverages, and alcoholic drinks, stadium-wide. Please see an indicative menu and pricing below.
|Proper Cornish steak pasty
|Proper Cornish cheese and onion pasty
|Proper Cornish sausage roll
|Proper Cornish vegan roll
|Pizza twist (margherita or pepperoni)
|Kit Kat Chunky/Lion Bar/Yorkie
|Buttermilk Chocolate Bar
|Sharing bags: Tangfastics/Munchies/Aero Chocolate
|Carlsberg Lager 500ml
|Thatchers Gold 500ml
|Thatchers Haze 500ml
|Tribute Pale Ale 500ml
|Vodka & Coke 250ml
|Gin & Tonic 250ml
Draught alcohol (half pint/full pint)
|Green Army: Pasty and Drink (soft/hot/Carlsberg)
|Theatre of Greens: Pizza twist, chocolate, soft drink
|Pilgrims: Sausage roll, crisps, soft drink
Supporters should be prepared to be searched by our security team as they enter the stadium.
Wherever possible, we will ensure that 'wand' searches are also undertaken by members of the same gender. If that is not the case upon entry, and you feel at all uncomfortable, please raise this with a member of the security team - who will make the necessary arrangements.
As with all major sporting events, bringing bags to the stadium is actively discouraged. However, fans arriving at Home Park with a small personal bag (for example, medical bags or handbags) capable of being stowed under seats is permitted. Please note, supporters should expect this to be searched before entry.
We ask that supporters arrive in plenty of time to avoid queues forming as kick-off approaches.
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The Argyle Superstore, located next to the Home Park Ticket Office by the main entrance to the Mayflower Grandstand, is open until 30 minutes after full-time.
In addition to the Superstore, there is a large pop-up retail outlet located on the corner of the Devonport End and Lyndhurst Road Stand, selling a range of supporter favourites, including training wear and souvenirs. The pop-up outlet is open up until kick-off.
Outland Road Car Park, adjacent to Home Park is a very large – and free! – car park. It is council-run, and is typically a park-and-ride car park into the city. It is free to use on match-days, but will obviously begin to fill up very early for many fixtures, especially local derbies, Bank Holiday fixtures, etc.
Additional street parking is available surrounding Home Park, but please be mindful of local residents, park sensibly, and be aware of any parking restrictions and permit areas.
There are also several large pay and display car parks in the city centre, which is within walking distance of Home Park, but not advised for those who struggle to walk beyond short distances.
Please note that the Higher Home Park car park is currently closed due to ongoing redevelopment work.