Fans' Guide | Bristol Rovers (H)
Off the back of two successive wins in Sky Bet League One, Steven Schumacher's Pilgrims kick off their Papa John's Trophy campaign against Bristol Rovers at Home Park on Tuesday night.
Argyle will be looking to start well in their pursuit of qualification from a group also containing Swindon Town and Crystal Palace under-21s.
Joining us on Tuesday night? Read on for our fans' guide.
Fans' Guide for Bristol Rovers
Following Saturday's successful first use of the Big Screen at Home Park, we would like to thank supporters for their patience and feedback on their experience.
We continue to make ongoing enhancements to the running programme and operation of the screen, and observations are most welcome through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The FA, Premier League and EFL are together introducing new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment.
The new set of actions, which will be implemented across all English football leagues from the start of Season 2022/23 and backed by the Football Supporters’ Association, will target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.
These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere.
From the start of Season 2022/23, all identified offenders will be reported by clubs to the police and prosecution could result in a permanent criminal record, which may affect their employment and education, and could result in a prison sentence. The FA will also be enforcing a tougher charging and sanctioning policy for clubs, which will reinforce these measures.
Furthermore, anyone who enters the pitch and those identified carrying or using pyrotechnics or smoke bombs will now receive an automatic club ban. These bans could also be extended to accompanying parents or guardians of children who take part in these activities.
The safety of everyone attending a matchday is the game’s collective priority. We know the behaviours carried out by some fans last season do not represent the majority of supporters and they risk ruining the fantastic experience of a football match for everyone. Therefore, we are working with clubs to highlight the important role that fans, clubs, players and coaches all have to play in helping to create a safe environment.
Our strong and collective approach reflects how seriously we all view this issue and the severity of the risks. Nobody should be intimidated or assaulted in their workplace. The pitch must remain safe for players, managers and match officials, just as the stands should be for supporters.
To further support this action, The FA, Premier League and EFL are working with police forces, the UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU), and the Crown Prosecution Service to establish a new principle for cases relating to pyrotechnics and smoke bombs, as well as entering the pitch without permission. This will mean cooperating to achieve a prosecution in these cases will become the default response of the football authorities and criminal justice system, sending a clear and unambiguous message to all who break the law.
Other measures to be implemented include working with clubs to enhance search regimes and increased use of sniffer dogs at grounds. We will also be working in partnership with our clubs, players and managers, the Government, broadcasters, the police and social media platforms in seeking to discourage the further growth or acceptance of these behaviours across English football. This includes working with social media platforms to establish new ways of quicker removal of fan-generated videos of illegal behaviour at football matches, including violent offences and pitch invasions. It also includes asking the Government to reform regulations to restrict the supply of pyrotechnics and smoke bombs.
We have a Here to Help team stationed around Home Park on to ensure that all supporters get the answers and help they need to make the most of matchday.
Our Here to Help team are stationed outside Home Park from 5.00pm, staffing posts around the stadium.
Members of the Here to Help team can be identified by their striking purple high-visibility jackets.
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 open from 5.30pm for the 7pm kick off.
Supporters should be aware that only blocks 10-14 in the Lyndhurst Road Stand will be open for General Admission for home supporters, with the Lower Mayflower Grandstand housing hospitality guests, and away supporters in the Barn Park End.
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 Rovers supporters can purchase from the away turnstiles in the Barn Park End.
There will be no physical match-day programme for this fixture, but a free, digital alternative will be available for supporters to download from the day of the game.
For any accessibility or match-day support queries, our dedicated Disability Liaison Officer can be contacted on email@example.com.
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.
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.
There will be a discount of 25% on all products purchased from food and beverage kiosks inside the stadium between 5.30pm-6.15pm.
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||£3.95|
|Proper Cornish cheese and onion pasty||£3.95|
|Proper Cornish sausage roll||£3.65|
|Proper Cornish vegan roll||£3.65|
|Add cheese||£1 extra|
|Add coleslaw||£1.50 extra|
|Add onions||50p extra|
|Pizza twist (margherita or pepperoni)||£3.80|
|Kit Kat Chunky/Lion Bar/Yorkie||£1.50|
|Buttermilk Chocolate Bar||£2.00|
|Sharing bags: Tangfastics/Munchies/Aero Chocolate||£3.50|
|Carlsberg Lager 500ml||£4.95|
|Thatchers Gold 500ml||£4.95|
|Thatchers Haze 500ml||£4.95|
|Tribute Pale Ale 500ml||£4.95|
|Vodka & Coke 250ml||£5.00|
|Gin & Tonic 250ml||£5.00|
Draught alcohol (half pint/full pint)
|Green Army: Pasty and Drink (soft/hot/Carlsberg)||£8.00|
|Theatre of Greens: Pizza twist, chocolate, soft drink||£7.00|
|Pilgrims: Sausage roll, crisps, soft drink||£6.50|
It's not just team news and ticket information available on the official Argyle App, there are lots of fun ways to enhance your match day and prove your football knowledge to the rest of your family!
Take our pre-match quiz to see how much you really know about the opposition, and don't forget to vote for your Man of the Match from our shortlist of four contenders straight after the final whistle.
Not got the App yet? Click here to download free on Android devices, and here for Apple.
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.
A reminder that supporters can tune in to our free pre-match show live, and the game is available to stream live and worldwide on Argyle TV.
Whether you are in the stands at Home Park, on the way to the game, or watching from home, simply go to our YouTube channel from 6pm to enjoy live build-up featuring Argyle TV's Erin Black and Charlie Price, as well as former Argyle defender Marc Edworthy and Academy Manager Phil Stokes.
Live video streaming is available worldwide for this game. Click here to purchase your pass.
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.
As always, we encourage supporters to provide feedback on their experience at Argyle to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see you on Tuesday, and hope you have a fantastic match-day experience at Home Park.
The Argyle Superstore, located next to the Home Park Ticket Office by the main entrance to the Mayflower Grandstand, is open up until kick off.