Home Park is a football stadium in Plymouth, England. The ground, nicknamed the Theatre of Greens, 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. It reopened in time for the resumption of the Football League in 1945, and underwent further improvements in the 1950s, including the installation of floodlights and a new double-decker grandstand. The ground remained relatively unchanged until 2001, when construction of three new all-seater stands began. The work was completed in 2002, and after further work the stadium became all-seater in the summer of 2007.
Home Park has four distinct stands, with each offering a different insight into life as an Argyle supporter. The Lyndhurst Stand runs along the side of the pitch and is where the majority of season ticket holders sit. The Devonport End is where the more vocal supporters go, whilst The Barn Park End stands opposite to it and is where the away supporters go. The Mayflower Grandstand is the oldest part of the ground, both literally and in terms of the supporters who sit in it. There are supporting pillars to this section of the stadium, so some views are restricted because of them.
Home Park has been transformed over the past 10 years into an all seated stadium. Three of the stands were demolished and completely rebuilt in 2001 leaving only the grandstand as part of the original stadium. The terracing at the front of this stand was replaced in 2007 with seating although only the rear of the stand is covered.
Up to a maximum of 2,000 visiting supporters can be catered for and they are situated in the Barn Park end which is all-seated and covered. The general allocation however is more likely to be approximately 1,500. As this is a relatively new stand, the facilities, refreshments outlets and views of the pitch are very good.
Wetherspoons pub, The Britannia, is about a 10-minute walk from the stadium but it does get busy on match days, with supporters queuing to get in. Entry is controlled by door staff.
Near to the pub is a van selling pasties and pies which are definitely worth a try. Opposite the Britannia is the Embassy Club but this is best avoided by away fans whilst The Pennycomequick is on your way to the ground from the train station.
There is a large car park run by the council right outside the ground that is free to use on match days. There are good park and ride systems available too.
There is a large car park on site at the stadium. I advise arriving early though as the first people in are generally the first ones out. Street Parking is available but there isn't a lot in the immediate vicinity. Again, an early arrival is the best bet but you won’t struggle to find a spot if you're willing to walk 10 minutes or so back to the stadium.
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