Home Park is the home of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and known to fans as the ‘Theatre of Greens’. The venue opened in 1893 and was originally used by rugby teams Devonport Albion and then Plymouth Rugby before being leased by Argyle Athletic Club. It wasn’t until 1901 that Plymouth Argyle began playing there, with the first competitive match on the 5th September 1903 against Northampton Town.
The ground’s record attendance was set on the 10th October 1936 when a crowd of 43,596 watched Plymouth Argyle draw 2-2 in Second Division match with Aston Villa. A number of improvements were made across the years but the most major renovation came in 2001, when three stands were rebuilt. Home Park was part of England’s failed bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup which would of seen the ground redeveloped into a 46,000 stadium. The Mayflower Grandstand, the oldest remaining part of the ground was renovated and reopened in 2020 and today the stadium has a capacity of 18,200.
Manchester United played a ‘home’ European Cup Winners’ Cup match at Home Park in 1977, defeating Saint-Étienne 2-0 as they had been ordered to play at least 120 miles from Old Trafford due to crowd trouble in the first leg.
Tickets at Home Park
Plymouth Argyle Tickets
Tickets for Plymouth Argyle matches are available to purchase online, by phone (01752 907700) or the ticket office at the stadium (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturdays when no match is being played, 10am to 1pm and Matchdays 9am to kick off).
For the 2019-2020 season, ticket prices were:
- Adults – £23/£15 (Lower Mayflower)
- Concessions – £18/£12 (Lower Mayflower)
- Under 18 – £9/£5 (Lower Mayflower)
- Under 12 – £6/£4 (Lower Mayflower)
- Under 8 – £3/£1 (Lower Mayflower)
Home Park Stadium Tour
Tours of Home Park, hosted by representatives of the Argyle Legends take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Wednesdays and last 45-60 minutes. The tour costs £5 per person and can be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling either 01752 302204 or 01752 562561. Further information is available on the official website here.
Location & Travel to Home Park
Home Park is located just over a mile north of Plymouth’s city centre in Devon in the south west of England.
Airport: Both Exeter Airport and Newquay Airport are about 50 miles from Plymouth, or about an hour’s drive away. Both airports offers a number of flights across the United Kingdom and Europe. Bristol Airport is also within a 2 hour drive of the city.
Bus: Bus route 101 runs from the city centre to Milehourse Park and Ride, directly opposite the stadium in about 15 minutes.
Driving & Parking: Exit the A38 at the signposts for Plymouth, follow the A386 towards the city for about 1.5 miles and the stadium should appear on your left. There is plenty of free parking available at the Milehouse Park and Ride directly opposite the stadium, although it is advised to arrive early.
Train: Plymouth railway station is about a mile south of the stadium, or about a 20 minute walk (see below). The station has a regular service to London Paddington, with a less regular service to Scotland and the North of England via Bristol.
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Walk: Walking to the stadium from Plymouth city centre takes about 20 minutes through Central Park and is fairly straight forward, although it is up a steep hill at one point.