Fans' Information | Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Returning refreshed after the international break, Ryan Lowe’s Pilgrims host Sheffield Wednesday at Home Park on Saturday.
It is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the season, and we are expecting the largest crowd at the Theatre of Greens since our New Year’s Day 2020 fixture against Swindon Town.
As such, we encourage supporters to arrive in plenty of time – not only to sample a special atmosphere, but to also to ensure that large queues do not form at the turnstiles.
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 the Owls.
Spectators are also advised to read the updated 21/22 Code of Conduct before attending Home Park. Click here to do so.
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 email@example.com.
If it is your first time visiting the Theatre of Greens, please click here to check out our first-time fans guide.
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 from 9am on match-day 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turnstiles and ticketing
Turnstiles will open 90 minutes before the game, 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.
However, please note that transit between stands is not permitted once inside the stadium, and so supporters must always enter the stadium via a turnstile in the stand they hold tickets for.
There will be a pay on the day function for home supporters, but Sheffield Wednesday fans are reminded not to attend the vicinity of Home Park if they do not have a ticket for the game.
Members of the Green Army can get their tickets from the Home Park Ticket Office, which will be open from 9am right the way through until kick-off.
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 Devonport End 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
Concession kiosks 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 are advised that the concessions in the Upper Mayflower Grandstand operate on a cashless basis.
Supporters should be prepared to be searched by our security team as they enter the stadium. The club will ensure that any searches are undertaken by security members of the same gender.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, and hope you have a fantastic match-day experience at Home Park.