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HOME PARK
 
Home Park has been a League ground for 99 seasons;
from July 1st, 1920 to the current day .

Home Park was the 109th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 16,388

Year opened 1903

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Sited amidst farms and allotments, Home Park was first used from 1894 as a rugby ground by Plymouth Albion and Devonport RUFCs. The Argyle Athletic Club took over in 1901 and used the venue, at this point no more than a grassed area surrounded by an oval cinder track, for a diversity of sports including rugby, cricket, whippet racing, motorcycling, pony trotting and football.

To gauge public support a number of exhibition football matches involving Football League teams took place before the football branch, now known as Plymouth Argyle FC, played their first senior competitive game, a Southern League fixture v. Northampton Town on September 5th, 1903. By this time the facilities included stands at the west end and on the south side.
Following their admittance to the Football League in 1920, a new replacement main stand was constructed on the south side and a new cover (later extended) and concrete terracing installed at the west end. The record attendance of 44,526 was set a few years later at the FA Cup 3rd Round tie v. Huddersfield Town (1-1) on January 13th, 1934.
The ground was so devastated during WWII (both by the attentions of the Luftwaffe and general misuse by allied troops) that at the opening of the first post war season a double decker ‘bus was initially parked alongside of the touchline to serve as dressing rooms on the lower deck and Director’s and Press Boxes on the top. A pavilion, for director’s use, was quickly built in the south east corner but despite this lack of facilities it was not until the 1950s that a new main stand was constructed on the south side and 1965 before a cover was installed on the north side. The roof over the west end was demolished in 1980 and replaced four years later and seats were installed on the north side in 1990.
In 2001 the two ends and the north side were demolished and replaced by a 12,600 seat horseshoe shaped stand with a continuous cantilever roof giving an all-seater capacity of 19,500 at the start of the 2007/8 season. The pitch size was 112 x 72 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ
Main phone number: 01752 562 561
Ticket office: 0845 338 7232
Ticket prices: Adults Ł20, Concessions Ł14, Under 18's Ł6
 
If driving to ground: Take the M5 to the South West and at the end of the motorway continue onto the A38. On entering Plymouth, take the turning of the Parkway for the City Centre/ Mutley/ Plymouth Argyle turn left onto the Outland Road. After about a mile you will see the ground on your left take the second on the left into the car park after the Esso Garage (on the right)
 
If using Public Transport: Train to Plymouth then walk down Pennycomequick Hill under the railway then turn left into Central Park Avenue cross the road and second on the left walk up Holesworth Road into the park and follow the path straight to the ground.
 
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