Fans at Home Park

Fans' Information | Lincoln City (H)

It's been over a month since our last Sky Bet League One match on home soil, and Steven Schumacher's Greens finally get 2022 underway at Home Park with the visit of an improving Lincoln City side on Saturday afternoon.

If you are planning on attending the Sky Bet League One clash with the Imps, please read on to find out what’s happening at Home Park, including where to grab a bite, pre-match entertainment, and the government’s rules relating to proof of COVID status.

Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off (1pm) to ensure that all supporters are able to get to their seats well ahead of the game – but we do ask fans to arrive 30 minutes earlier, if possible, to ensure that turnstile queues are kept to a minimum.

Spectators are also advised to read the updated 21/22 Code of Conduct before attending Home Park. Click here to do so.

Matchday guide

Proof of Covid Status

As a result of changes to coronavirus legislation, Plymouth Argyle Football Club has a responsibility to ensure that all supporters (over the age of 18) provide evidence to our staff of their Covid status in order to gain entry to Home Park. All staff in attendance will also be required to follow the same rules.
 
Proof of COVID status can be presented to our staff in any of the following ways:  

  • By displaying a digital (mobile phone) solution such as the NHS COVID pass or an EU equivalent (click here for info) please note that this will need to be updated every 30 days. (Click here if you were vaccinated overseas)
  • If you are exempt on medical grounds, you can still apply for the NHS COVID pass. Information can be found here
  • A digital or paper certificate of double vaccination.
  • Proof of a negative lateral flow test (LFT) result by text or email (within 48 hours of kick-off): do not bring the physical test unit with you (click here to find out how to get tests).

Please note: Your NHS vaccination details card is not acceptable proof of double vaccination.

Supporters who are already fully vaccinated are encouraged to plan in advance of fixtures and sign up for a digital NHS COVID pass well ahead of their next visit (details can be found here).

We encourage all supporters to download the pass to their online wallet, or obtain the pass prior to arriving at the stadium. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to download the pass at the stadium due to anticipated demand.
 
We ask all supporters to make plans to arrive at Home Park Stadium as early as reasonably practical prior to kick off. If you usually arrive at 2.30, please consider giving yourself an extra 30 minutes by arriving at 2pm in order to make sure you and your fellow supporters are in your seat prior to kick off.

For more information, click here.

Ticketing

Turnstiles will open at the earlier time of 1pm, 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.

Having taken on supporter feedback, particularly relating to queues for entry to the stadium, the club has issued a match-day update, containing new information on turnstiles, queue management and refreshment kiosks. Click here to read it

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.

Should supporters arrive late for the fixture, there will be one late turnstile open in the Devonport End stand, and it will remain open until half-time.

Tickets remain available for this fixture, and supporters can purchase them from argyletickets.com, by visiting the Home Park Ticket Office in person, or by calling 01752 907700. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the game.

New gate numbering in operation

Please note that, since our last home fixture against Charlton Athletic in December, the turnstile signage and gate numbering system has been upgraded.

Having taken on supporter feedback regarding stadium access this season, new signage has been installed around the Devonport End, Lyndhurst Road Stand, and Barn Park End, with the intention of better signposting supporters to their entry turnstiles.

With new signage now in place, a slight change to the gate naming conventions has also been implemented on the stadium perimeter, as is shown in the attached pictures and outlined in the table below.

Stand Gate numbers Devonport End D1-D8 Lyndhurst Road Stand L9-L19 Barn Park End B20-B25 Mayflower Grandstand Unchanged (26-34)

From the Sky Bet League One fixture against Lincoln City on Saturday, 22 January, match tickets will now reflect this convention. For example, a 'D4' on a match ticket will indicate entry is advised through Gate D4 in the Devonport End. 'L' will indicate Lyndhurst Road Stand, and 'B' refers to the Barn Park End.

Regular attendees at Home Park will experience little difference to their match-day routine.

Family fun from 11am

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 community@pafc.co.uk.

If it is your first time visiting the Theatre of Greens, please click here to check out our first-time fans guide.

Mayflower Grandstand Fan Zone

From 1pm, the popular Mayflower Grandstand Fan Zone is once again open for this fixture, offering supporters access to delicious food, drink and live pre-match music performed by Christian Sleep, a local solo artist whose talents have seen him perform as support act for Paul Young, Chas and Dave and the Wurzels.

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.

Matchday programmes

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.

Disabled supporters

For any accessibility or match-day support queries, our dedicated Disability Liaison Officer can be contacted on disability@pafc.co.uk.

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.

Refreshments, facilities and food choices at Home Park

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.

Hot food

Ginsters Cornish pasty £3.80
Ginsters Cheese and Onion pasty £3.80
Ginsters Sausage Roll £3.80
Ginsters Steak and Tribute pasty £3.80
Beef Burger £4.00
Double up £1 extra
Add cheese 50p extra
Add onions 50p extra
Pizza Twist (margherita or pepperoni) £3.80

Snacks

Mars or Dairy Milk chocolate £1.20
Bag of Haribo £3.50
Walkers crisps £1.20
Propercorn popcorn £1.20

Hot drinks

Tea £2.20
Coffee £2.20
Bovril £2.20
Hot chocolate £2.20

Cold drinks

Soft drinks 500ml/Water 500ml £2.50

Alcohol

Carlsberg Lager 500ml £4.80
Thatchers Gold 500ml £4.80
Thatchers Haze 500ml £4.80
Tribute Pale Ale 500ml £4.80
Wine 187ml £4.80

Meal deals

Adult (Any hot food item + drink (excl. prosecco) + crisps £8.50
Child (Ginsters sausage roll + hot/cold drink + crisps £6.50

Security

Supporters will need to provide Proof of Covid Status before entering the stadium. Members of our stewarding team will take a proactive visual check of supporters' evidence as they begin to queue for entry. Please have your Proof ready to check in advance.

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.

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.

Persistent standing

Following feedback from a number of previous fixtures, the club has implemented soft ticketing checks in the Devonport End, as well as providing an additional stewarding presence in the concourses at half-time.

Please respect that our safety team are in place to ensure the wellbeing of everyone inside the stadium - the last thing that we want to do is impact supporter enjoyment. 

Seated in the Devonport End for this fixture? Please click here to read more

The club has also written to supporters in this area to reiterate that action will be taken in this area, if necessary.

Home Park is an all-seater stadium. By buying a ticket and entering the ground, spectators agree to abide by the ground regulations; these regulations forbid persistent standing.

To maintain our excellent safety record and to protect our safety certificate the regulation in relation to persistent standing will be enforced and we ask spectators to refrain from persistently standing. Those failing to comply may be subject to ejection. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Argyle TV

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 to enjoy live build-up featuring Argyle TV's Erin Black and former Pilgrim Ian Stonebridge.

For those not at the game, audio commentary is available for £2.50 in the UK, and live video streaming is available for overseas supporters. Click here to see what is available in your region.

Where can I purchase souvenirs?

The Argyle Superstore, located next to the Home Park Ticket Office by the main entrance to the Mayflower Grandstand, is open from 9am until 30 minutes after full-time on match-days. The Superstore is operating a one-way system with Covid measures in place to ensure safety of supporters and staff alike.

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.

Inside the stadium, supporters will find a retail unit located in the concourse of the Lyndhurst Road Stand, underneath Blocks 14/15, also offering a selection of our most popular items.

Make matchdays more interactive with the Argyle App

It's not just team news and ticket information available on the official Argyle App, there are lots of fun ways to enhance your matchday 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.

Parking

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.

Feedback

As always, we encourage supporters to provide feedback on their experience at Argyle to feedback@pafc.co.uk.

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, and hope you have a fantastic match-day experience at Home Park.

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