Home Park ‘look and feel’ to get a leg-up



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The League One club Plymouth Argyle F.C. (UK) has revealed that the club will imminently embark upon a program of planned stadium works to improve the look, feel and visitor experience at their home pitch – Home Park.

The ‘Plymouth Argyle’ stated that as long-standing supporters will be aware, the Home Park has not necessarily received appropriate levels of care and maintenance over its relatively short life. Aside from the recent Mayflower Grandstand redevelopment, very little has changed at the stadium since the initial horseshoe rebuild at the turn of the century, barring essential maintenance.

The Plymouth Argyle Football Club is a professional football club based in the City of Plymouth, Devon, England (UK). As of the 2021-2022 seasons, the team are competing in League One, the third tier of English football. They have played at Home Park, known as the ‘Theatre of Greens’, since 1901.

The 16,388-capacity Home Park is a football stadium in Plymouth, England. The ground has been the home of Football League One club Plymouth Argyle since 1901. After undergoing considerable development in the 1920s and 1930s, the ground suffered heavy damage in World War II.

The ‘Plymouth Argyle’ further stated that the Board of Directors, in consultation with the club’s senior management team, have approved expenditure for a series of works to enhance both the aesthetics and facilities at Home Park, inside and out. More information will be revealed in due course, but eagle-eyed supporters may already have noticed that the project has begun with the installation of new gate signage around the perimeter of the stadium.

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.

From the Sky Bet League One fixture against its peer team Lincoln City F.C. on January 22nd, 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’ refer to the Barn Park End.

Regular attendees at Home Park will experience little difference to their matchday routine, except for noticing upgraded signage, but it is the first of many steps planned to modernize the ‘Theatre of Greens’.

Commented the head honcho of Plymouth Argyle, Andrew Parkinson, “We are excited by the series of planned improvements at Home Park, and I am really looking forward to sharing what we have planned in the months ahead – as soon as the schedule of works is fully outlined. From small aesthetic changes to large-scale improvements, we are fully committed to ensuring that the stadium is one that supporters are proud of, and offers the best possible experience for fans on a matchday, as well as for guests and clients using our excellent Mayflower Grandstand facilities.”

Added Parkinson, “As we have often talked about, the redevelopment of the Grandstand has afforded us the opportunity to utilize our stadium throughout the week, for a whole range of purposes, and this is integral to our plan to become a fully sustainable club. The upcoming suite of improvements will make Home Park an even more attractive venue for conferencing, hospitality and events in the South West, as well as make matchdays even more enjoyable for supporters. Put simply, these works are an investment in the club’s future.”

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