Plymouth Argyle v
16th 2013, 3pm
Chris Hayter (Oxford United fan)
1. Why you were looking forward
to going to the ground (or not as the
case may be):
I have seen the Home Park stadium exterior many
times, as I have passed when travelling through
Plymouth, but I've never been inside. I don't
live far from Plymouth and I wanted to see my
team play away from home for the first time
How easy was your journey/finding
the ground/car parking?
I travelled in a car. My mate is a Plymouth fan
and regularly goes to the games. There wasn't
much traffic on the road and we arrived in
Plymouth at 1pm. Finding the ground was easy as
it is signposted as you come into Plymouth. The
car park at the ground is free however getting
out of the car park after the game apparently
takes a long time and my friend did not want the
hassle so we parked in a multi storey Car park
in the city centre.
What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
I met up with my Uncle and his best friend in a
pub called "The Britannia Inn". They had
travelled down from Oxford that morning. It is
one of the first pubs your see as you come into
Plymouth. This pub has door security and ID may
be required (I was asked for proof of age and
This pub is very welcoming to away fans although
I did feel intimidated by the sheer number of
home fans there. Home fans seemed okay. Waiters
were about serving food which looked nice as
they were being brought out, and after a quick
look at the menu the prices were not bad either.
What you thought on seeing the
ground, first impressions of away
end then other sides of the
Upon walking to the ground, it was hard not to
notice scaffolding along one side of the
stadium. I think some exterior repair work might
be going on. We found the away end after walking
half way round the stadium. Upon entering the
away end, despite a large number of fellow away
supporters there was plenty of seats which were
comfortable and not cramped.
Comment on the game itself,
atmosphere, stewards, pies,
The game sprang to life after the quarter hour
mark when James Constable scored a tap in after
good quick passing by us. Plymouth looked
nervous throughout and regularly gave the ball
away - twice they gave the ball away to our
strikers that should of put it away. The game
finished 1-0. The atmosphere was electric, we
were louder than the home team who were mostly
quiet throughout. Stewards seemed okay and there
was no trouble. Toilets were in good condition.
I can't comment on the pies/pasties as I ate
before I came to the ground.
Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
Getting away from the ground was easy after a
short walk into the City Centre.
Summary of overall thoughts of the
I would thoroughly recommend going to Home Park.
A nice stadium inside and out. I will definitely