Fans' Information | Milton Keynes Dons (H)
After 45 Sky Bet League One games, it all comes down to one match, with Steven Schumacher's Greens knowing that a positive result will secure a place in the end of season play-offs.
Meanwhile, Saturday's visitors, Milton Keynes Dons, have also surpassed experts' early season predictions, leaving themselves in with a shout of automatic promotion on the final day showdown at Home Park.
As it has been for the Pilgrims' last two home fixtures, the Theatre of Greens is once again completely sold out, and the Sky Sports cameras are in town again to capture all the drama of a thrilling season finale.
Joining us for Saturday's crunch clash? Read on for your fans' guide.
We continue to encourage supporters to arrive early. 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.
Please note that while much of the information found below is similar to previous fixtures, we update this guide for every fixture, with most recent updates provided at the top of the list below.
Early kick off
As with all final day fixtures in Sky Bet League One, the match will kick off at the earlier than usual time of 12.30pm - and we encourage supporters to arrive early to sample the big game atmosphere.
Turnstiles will open at 10.30am.
Player of the Season presentation
With Michael Cooper and Adam Randell announced as the supporters' Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season respectively at our End of Season Celebration on Tuesday night, both players will be presented with their trophies in front of the supporters in the build-up to kick off.
In order not to miss it, make sure you are in your seats before the players return to the dressing room following their warm ups.
Our friends at PAFC Displays have come up with another breathtaking display for Saturday's crunch clash.
Supporters in the Devonport End will participate in the latest display, which is sure to crank up the atmosphere another notch and provide further motivation for Steven Schumacher's Greens.
Our thanks, once again, go to the dedicated volunteer team at PAFC Displays.
After the match/lap of appreciation
Win, lose, or draw, the players, coaching staff and their families will take a lap of honour of Home Park after the match, as is tradition at the final home game of the regular Sky Bet League One campaign - please stay behind to mark what has been an unforgettable season.
The players will return to the dressing room immediately after the full time whistle before returning to the pitch shortly afterwards. Please note that a lap will not be possible unless the pitch is completely clear, with supporters in their seats.
Invading the field of play is a criminal offence. The club discourages pitch invasions, and we ask supporters to consider the impact of heavy footfall on the surface which may, hopefully, host a play-off match in the coming weeks.
Please note that tickets are sold out for this fixture, save for handfuls of ticket returns going on resale on an ad-hoc basis. In addition, the Home Park Ticket Office will not be open after the match.
Turnstiles will open at the earlier time of 10.30am, 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.
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.
Family fun from 9am
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 9am.
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 9am 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.
Mayflower Grandstand fan zone
From 10.30am, 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.
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 3pm, 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 and audio descriptive commentary 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.
Meanwhile, audio descriptive commentary packs are available for supporters with visual impairment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Refreshments, facilities and food options 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 10.30am-11.15am.
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.
|Ginsters Cornish pasty||£3.80|
|Ginsters Cheese and Onion pasty||£3.80|
|Ginsters Sausage Roll||£3.80|
|Ginsters Steak and Tribute pasty||£3.80|
|Double up||£1 extra|
|Add cheese||50p extra|
|Add onions||50p extra|
|Pizza Twist (margherita or pepperoni)||£3.80|
|Mars or Dairy Milk chocolate||£1.20|
|Bag of Haribo||£3.50|
|Soft drinks 500ml/Water 500ml||£2.50|
|Carlsberg Lager 500ml||£4.80|
|Thatchers Gold 500ml||£4.80|
|Thatchers Haze 500ml||£4.80|
|Tribute Pale Ale 500ml||£4.80|
|Adult (Any hot food item + drink (excl. prosecco) + crisps||£8.50|
|Child (Ginsters sausage roll + hot/cold drink + crisps||£6.50|
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.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports on Saturday, and as such video coverage of the game will not be available on Argyle TV. However, audio commentary will still be available for subscribers and audio match pass holders.
However, supporters can still tune in to our free pre-match show live, hosted by Erin Black.
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 3pm. 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.
While stocks last, there is an offer of 40% off all three of our 21/22 replica kits to be snapped up at any of our outlets or online.
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.
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.