I’ve only been inside the ground once and that was back in 2010. I came with a friend who was a big Leicester City supporter. The atmosphere and banter was friendly, getting in/out and around the ground was easy. Of course we sat in the away end to watch Leicester go on to win the game. One very happy friend and a great night out in Plymouth followed.
Walking around the stadium in 2021 not much seems to have changed, it still has the unfinished look about it with the ugly scaffolding poles all over the roof, terrible architecture in my opinion. There has been a new supporters merchandise shop built, so they have upgraded something. Maybe one day they’ll finish the roof.
Unlike with most other stadiums in the UK that are positioned in built up concrete areas, Home Park stadium is a refreshing change as it’s surrounded by numerous parks that join together to make one huge area of grassland.
- Founded 1886
- Home Park has a Capacity of 18,600 and a record attendance of 43,587.
- The club takes its nickname, “The Pilgrims”, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their voyage to the New World in 1620 and the club crest features the Mayflower, the ship that carried the Pilgrim Fathers.
- The fans like to call the team the Green Army.
- Janner is an English regional nickname associated with Plymouth.
- Home Park is known as the “Theatre of Greens”.
- The club’s traditional rivals are fellow Devon sides Exeter City and Torquay United.
In 1886 the fledgling side made its home at a pitch in the Mount Gould area Plymouth. In 1889-90, Argyle moved to a new home at Marsh Mills. Then, in 1901, they moved to their current site at Home Park, which was previously the ground of Devonport Albion Rugby Club.
- The original Home Park ground was destroyed by German bombers during the Blitz on Plymouth in World War II.
- Pele and his Santos team played Argyle at Home Park as part of their European tour in March 1973. Amazingly, Argyle won 3-2 in front of 37,639 people. Brazil were, of course, the World Champions at that time having won the 1970 World Cup.
If your planning to grab a quick bite at half time be quick as the queue can get long and the 2nd half will be kicking off before you know it and you’ll still be stood in the queue.
- Fish and chips
- Pukka pie
- Hot Dogs
Home Park Stadium, PL2 3DQ
- Car, Outland Road Car Park, adjacent to Home Park is a very large and free! 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.
- Train, The station is a 15-20 minute uphill walk through the back of Central Park to Home Park. Alternatively, it’s a 5 minute drive in a Taxi.
- Taxi, Plymouth Taxis 01752 606060, Taxi First 01752 222222, Need-A-Cab 01752 666222, Plym Cabs 01752 777777.
- If you drive head over early to make sure you find a parking space.
- If you plan on buying food at half time get there quick as the queue can get long and the 2nd half will be kicking off before you know it and you’ll still be stood in the queue.
- Check out pafc.co.uk for more info.
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