Information for supporters heading to Plymouth tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
During 2001 Home Park was transformed, with three sides of the ground being completely re-built. This included both ends and one side of the ground. They were replaced by single tiered, covered all seated stands, that are of the same design and height. The corners between these stands were also filled with seating so that the ground is totally enclosed on those sides, making an impressive sight.
The Grandstand at one side of the pitch is the only remnant of the old Home Park. This classic looking stand dates back to 1952, although its appearance makes it look much older.
Although it is much older than the other sides, it is still taller than the other stands and is still the focal point at Home Park. It is a two-tiered stand, with an upper tier of seating and a lower tier of terracing, most of which is uncovered by the stand’s roof. This roof is supported by four large pillars that run across the front of upper tier.
Away fans are housed in the Barn Park End, which is all seated and covered. The normal allocation for visiting supporters in this area is 1,300 seats, although this can be increased to 2,022, if demand requires it.
The best bet is the Britannia which is a sizeable Wetherspoons outlet and around a 10 minute walk away from the ground (from the car park outside the football ground, turn left and the pub is down the road on the right hand corner).
For most matches the pub which is busy normally, has a queue of fans waiting to get in outside, but this is controlled by the security staff, so you don't normally have to wait too long to gain entrance.
Although away fan friendly, the pub doesn't tolerate away supporters singing their clubs songs and any who do are quickly ejected from the premises, so you have been warned.
Near to the pub is normally a van selling pasties. Opposite the Britannia is the Embassy Club which is best avoided by away fans.
Around a 15 minute walk away from Home Park is the Hyde Park Social Club which welcomes visiting supporters. Otherwise alcohol is available within the ground.
Travelling by road
Take the M5 to the South West and at the end of the motorway continue onto the A38 (The ground is well signposted from the outskirts of Plymouth on the A38). On entering Plymouth, turn left onto the A386 (towards Plymouth). When this road splits into two, keep on the left hand side (again signposted Plymouth) and after about a mile you will see the ground on your left. The ground is well signposted 'Plymouth Argyle Home Park' on the way into Plymouth.
There is quite a large car park at the ground, which is free. It is operated on a 'first in before the game, first out after the game basis'. If you are last in, then on average it takes around half an hour to clear. The car park is normally full by 2.30pm on matchdays. Please note that this car park is under the control of the local Council and if vehicles are not parked correctly in the marked bays, then you may end up with a parking ticket for your trouble. The Council Parking Wardens are out in force on matchdays, so you have been warned. Alternatively, there is some street parking if you drive past the Home Park ground, heading away from the city centre.
Post Code: PL2 3DQ
Travelling by train
Plymouth Railway Station is about one and a half miles away, so either grab a taxi or embark on the 20 minute walk. As you come out of the station turn right and down the hill and under the railway bridge. Just keep walking straight along this road (A386) and you will eventually reach the ground on your right.
Programme - £3
(via football ground guide)