Fans' Guide | Charlton Athletic (H)
The Greens welcome Charlton Athletic to Home Park on Saturday afternoon in the first of two important Sky Bet League One fixtures on home soil in a matter of days.
Aside from season-ticket returns for re-sale, the Theatre of Greens is sold out for the 12th league game this season, and the support of the Green Army will be vital as Steven Schumacher's side try and secure their 15th home league win of an incredible campaign to date.
With big crowds continuing to attend games at Home Park, large numbers of supporters arriving late cannot have an expectation of making it into the stadium before kick-off.
Joining us at Home Park on Saturday? Read on for your fans' guide.
Fans' Guide for Charlton Athletic
A new healthy food option exclusively for children will launch in the Home Park refreshment kiosks from this weekend, doing some good for Project 35 along the way.
The Green Box – a set lunch box package which includes a nutritious sandwich, a bag of crisps, a juice drink and some fresh fruit – will be available from food and beverage points around the stadium at the cost of £5.
As part of the Green Box scheme, 50 lunch boxes will be made available at every home match for the rest of the season to supporters who could use some help with food.
Sandwich providers Tamar Fresh will kindly donate the sandwiches to complement the club’s own stock to provide the free food packs, in-keeping with the spirit of Project 35, our food action initiative in partnership with Ginsters. Any spare produce from the packs will be donated for distribution through our Project 35 food networks.
This weekend, Argyle mascot Pilgrim Pete will be distributing the 50 free boxes around the stadium to raise awareness of the Green Box, and from the home fixture against Forest Green Rovers on 18 March onwards, specific kiosks will be identified and publicised for the 50 food boxes to be collected from.
In the spirit of Project 35, we do ask people only to request a free Green Box if they truly need it.
Argyle’s Head of Venue, Christian Kent, said: “We’re excited to be launching the Green Box, which serves multiple purposes for the club.
“Firstly, it offers a nutritionally complete, affordable meal for children attending fixtures, which we know supporters have been encouraging for a while. Secondly, thanks to the generosity of Tamar Fresh, we are able to offer a package of free food to children who could really use it at the moment.
“It is very much in-line with our ethos as a community club, and ties in nicely with our Project 35 initiative, alongside the Argyle Community Trust and Ginsters.”
Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Charlton Athletic is our dedicated Level Playing Field ‘Unite for Access’ fixture.
This weekend, we are asking all supporters to 'Unite for Access.'
An estimated 22% of the UK population are disabled, making disabled people the largest minority group in the UK.
Still, many disabled sports fans feel that attending live sports is not possible, due to the environmental and societal barriers that disabled football fans face, which make matchdays inaccessible.
The most recent Level Playing Field Fan survey found that 28.5% of disabled sports fans considered the attitudes of others to be a barrier when attending live sport, and over a quarter of disabled fans, 36.5%, said they are unable to attend certain sports or sporting venues due to lack of accessibility.
The Argyle family is proud to participate in Level Playing Field’s new national campaign, 'Unite For Access' – a celebration of accessibility and inclusion for disabled sports fans.
Level Playing Field is the leading charity advocating for disabled sports fans in England and Wales, and our dedicated 'Unite For Access' matchday is one of many happening across stadiums up and down the country over two weeks.
As a club, we believe that all people should be able to attend live sports, regardless of disability. We are committed to making Argyle accessible to all, and will continue to take steps to improve, but we also call on all supporters to come with us on this journey, we all have our part to play.
We know that talking about disability can be daunting sometimes, it’s a complex subject matter. That’s why we invite all supporters, disabled and non-disabled, to engage with us on this important campaign and to ensure access and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.
Good disability access benefits everyone… and that's why we ask all to:
Unite for your team
Unite for your fans
If you want to know more about the work of Level Playing Field please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk, or find them across social media by searching Level Playing Field.
The Family Fun Zone at Harpers Football Centre returns for this fixture.
The Family Fun Zone will run from 11am-2pm during the Pilgrims’ EFL season, offering young fans three hours of jam-packed fun, food, and photo opportunities for £10.
Each ticket includes dedicated access to five-a-side pitches at Harpers, including training tips from a FA accredited coaches at the Argyle Community Trust.
While there is no limit to the amount of time spent fine-tuning skills on the all-weather Harpers surface, there’s plenty going on off the pitch, too. Each attendee is provided a nutritious lunch, including sandwiches, snacks and drinks, while the bar will be open for parents too.
Club mascot Pilgrim Pete will make a visit during the festivities, pausing his antics for a photo opportunity, while selected first-team and Academy players will also appear for a meet and greet session at the Harpers Family Fan Zone on a rotating basis.
Once the activities close at 2pm, all attendees with a match ticket for the match at Home Park will be offered a priority entry point to the stadium, ensuring they don’t miss any of the big game build up.
Tickets can be purchased online and in person at the Home Park Ticket Office. Spaces are limited to ensure each attendee has a high-quality experience, so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Click here to secure your space.
Tickets have sold out for this fixture, meaning Home Park will boast a capacity home crowd for the 12th time this season.
Keep an eye on argyletickets.com, however, to snap up any tickets placed back on re-sale by season ticket holders who are unable to attend.
Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off, from 1pm. 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 Babcock Devonport End and Portcullis Legals Lyndhurst Road Stand corner) are now permitted to enter turnstiles at either 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.
Should supporters arrive late for the fixture, there will be one late turnstile open in the Babcock Devonport End stand, and it will remain open until half-time.
There is no pay on the day facility for Charlton Athletic fans.
With the club acquisition of Harpers Football Centre now complete, we are delighted to be able to offer additional private parking for supporters on a first-come, first-served basis.
The car park of Harpers (PL2 3DE) - next door to Home Park - will be open for vehicles at a cost of £5 per car.
The Evergreen Suite, adjacent to the Home Park Ticket Office, is open from 12-3pm ahead of Saturday's game.
Not signed up as an Evergreen member yet? No problem, you can speak to our dedicated supporter engagement team to find out more.
Members of the team will be on hand to share more detail about the scheme, which sees members contribute directly to funding projects within the club's first-team and Academy operations, and help supporters sign up, if they would like to.
To find out more about Evergreen in advance of your visit to Home Park, click here.
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.
A dance troupe will also be performing in family fun area, and the event can be accessed outside of the Babcock 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it is your first time visiting the Theatre of Greens, please click here to check out our first-time fans guide.
We are once again urging supporters not to cross the line in their support of Argyle.
There can be no doubting the commitment, noise, and incredible levels of support from the Green Army towards Steven Schumacher and his high-flying side this season, and we thank you for making a difference.
The fans have played a huge part in the club’s incredibly strong start to the season, but an extremely small minority of supporters’ behaviour threatens our progress – on and off the field.
The club takes no joy in producing these types of communications to supporters, and we have no desire to continue doing so. However, we must also acknowledge the seriousness of the situation, with Argyle subject to unlimited fines or a potential capacity reduction if the FA considers the club’s response to such behaviour unsatisfactory.
Argyle’s ambition is to become a sustainable Championship club, respected in the South West and beyond. Careless behaviour from overzealous supporters places that mission at risk.
The implications of receiving a fine impact upon our ability to fund a competitive first team, or invest in further improvements to the supporter experience at Home Park. Perhaps more significant is the prospect of a reduction in capacity at Home Park – particularly while attendances are regularly reaching close to capacity – which could have huge ramifications for both the match-day atmosphere and the club’s finances.
If supporters see anything unusual during their visit to Home Park, we encourage you to make use of our anonymous reporting service.
Text ARGYLE to 66777 followed by your message and a member of the team will investigate.
Saturday's crossbar challenge - which will take place at half time - provides the opportunity for one lucky fan to win £100 cash if they can strike the crossbar.
To be in with a chance to win prizes on the Home Park pitch, simply look out for our Here to Help team and hope you're picked to step on the hallowed turf!
Alongside the half time challenge, in the countdown to kick off, one lucky young fan will go head to head against Pilgrim Pete from the penalty spot.
From 1pm, the popular Mayflower Grandstand Fan Zone is once again open for this fixture, offering supporters access to delicious food and drink.
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.
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.
Copies of our award-winning match-day programme, The Pilgrim, are once again available around the stadium for purchase at £3, while a limited number will also be available to purchase from the Argyle Superstore.
The Superstore will be open until 30 minutes after full-time, selling a range of Argyle memorabilia, replica kits, and souvenirs.
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.
There will be a discount of 25% on all products purchased from food and beverage kiosks inside the stadium between 1pm-1.45pm.
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||£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!
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 2pm to enjoy live build-up featuring Argyle TV's Erin Black and former promotion-winning Pilgrim Brian McGlinchey.
The fixture is available to stream overseas for £10. In the UK, audio match passes are available for £2.50, or come as standard with domestic Argyle TV subscriptions. Click here to purchase your pass.
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 Babcock Devonport End, stocking all supporter favourites - this is open until kick-off.
An additional retail kiosk is available inside the stadium, in the concourse of the Portcullis Legals Lyndhurst Road Stand.
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.