Fans' Information | FA Youth Cup
Argyle’s Academy youngsters begin this season’s FA Youth Cup journey with the visit of Mangotsfield United on Tuesday night.
The Greens host their non-league opposition under the floodlights at Home Park, and supporters are encouraged to attend the fixture to support Darren Way’s next generation of Pilgrims, with tickets £5 or cheaper.
Mangotsfield, affectionately referred to by their supporters as the ‘Mangoes’, have already played in four qualifying matches to earn their unlikely – but thoroughly deserved – place in the first round proper.
A 9-0 thumping over Bradford Town at home saw United through the Preliminary Round, before impressive victories over Bristol Manor Farm, Bath City and Eastleigh set up the trip to Devon.
Last season, Argyle suffered narrow defeat at the same stage of the competition, falling 3-2 after extra time to local rivals Exeter City at Home Park.
Please note that the fixture kicks off at 7pm.
In order to help supporters get the most of their match-day experience, as well as ensuring the safety and security of fans, players, officials and staff inside the stadium, we have compiled a handy guide below ahead of the fixture against Mangotsfield.
Spectators are also advised to read the updated 21/22 Code of Conduct before attending Home Park. Click here to do so.
One stand open
The Lyndhurst Road Stand will be the only stand open for this fixture, with seats available in blocks 9-12.
For any accessibility or match-day support queries, our dedicated Disability Liaison Officer can be contacted on email@example.com.
Sensory packs available
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.
Turnstiles and ticketing
Turnstiles will open 60 minutes before the game.
Pay on the day is also available from the Home Park Ticket Office.
However, we encourage supporters to purchase digital tickets wherever possible, reducing queuing times at the Ticket Office, as well as the impact of ticket production.
Supporters can purchase tickets from their mobile devices right up until kick-off, selecting the ‘print at home’ option, and clicking 'add to wallet' when they receive their confirmation email. Click here to read more about digital tickets.
Should supporters arrive late for the fixture, there will be one late turnstile open in the Lyndhurst Road Stand, and it will remain open until half-time.
Call 01752 907700, visit the Home Park Ticket Office, or click here to purchase tickets.
Refreshments and facilities inside Home Park
One concession kiosk 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 should be prepared to be searched by our security team as they enter the stadium. Contact searches are undertaken by security members of the same gender.
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.
For more information on what we are doing to keep you safe, and how you can help make attending Home Park a great experience for all, please check out our Return to Stadium Guide.
Despite the changes to government guidance on coronavirus, we will continue to encourage all supporters in attendance to wear a face covering while traversing through turnstiles, concourses and enclosed spaces. These can be removed once in the stadium bowl and seated.
While this is not a condition of entry, we ask those attending the stadium to consider the health of fellow supporters, as well as Argyle staff, all of whom will be wearing face coverings for supporters’ benefit, when deciding whether or not to comply with this request. As per government guidance, supporters are reminded to try and remain in their social bubbles wherever possible.
We would also ask all supporters to consider taking a COVID-19 lateral flow test before attending Home Park – these can be ordered online here. Again, while this is not a condition of entry, club staff are committed to undertaking regular tests to ensure that we play our part in making Argyle matches as safe an environment as possible for our supporters. We ask that our fans contribute to this effort.
The Argyle Superstore will take the same approach, with retail staff wearing face coverings. However, the capacity of the Superstore will be raised to a maximum of 30 supporters at any one time.
We are keen to reiterate that the above considerations are not conditions of entry, and will not be enforced by our match-day operations team. However, we do consider it our duty to provide the safest possible environment for supporters, and we ask fans to contribute towards this goal by following guidance.
For more information on what we are doing to minimise risks at Home Park, and how you can help make attending Home Park a great experience for all, please check out our Return to Stadium Guide.
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.