|What's Plainmoor Like?
Bristow's Bench (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Yelverton Properties Family Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Thatchers Popular Cider Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Marsh Toyota Away Stand (photo)
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Plainmoor Location Map
|What's Plainmoor Like?|
|On one side is a new stand
which was opened in July 2012. This covered all seated
stand has a capacity of 1,750 and cost in the region
of £2m to build. Called Bristow's Bench after a former
Director of the Club, the stand also includes new
dressing rooms, disabled facilities and a new press
box. It is a fairly simple looking affair, although it
has windshields to either side situated below an
elevated roof. The stand is raised above pitch level
meaning that spectators have to climb a small
staircase to enter it. Opposite is a newish, small
covered terrace, called the Thatchers Popular Cider
Terrace. It looks slightly odd, having a large
television gantry perched on its roof.
At one end is the Yelverton Properties Family Stand, which is a neat, attractive, covered all seater stand that has a capacity of 1,200. Differing from other clubs, the Directors Box is situated in this stand, rather than being on one side of the pitch. The other end is a small covered terrace, built in 2000 to replace a former open terrace and is normally used to house away fans. To one side of this stand is Police Control Box. Outside the ground behind the home end and next to the Club shop is a programme shop which is worth a look. In one corner of the ground in-between the away terrace and Popular side, is a large video screen. The ground is completed by a set of four traditional looking floodlight pylons.
Thanks to Torquay United FC for providing
the photo above.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
away supporters can be accommodated in the Marsh
Toyota Away Terrace, at one end of the ground. In addition up to 500 seats can also be
made in the new Bristow's Bench Stand on one side of
the stadium. Both these areas are covered. The
acoustics in the away
terrace are particularly good, meaning that
relatively few away supporters can still really make
some noise from this area.
Although the facilities are fairly basic in this area,
this was compensated by some good banter between the
away fans and the stewards, plus the catering outlet
was doing a roaring trade in selling hot Steak Pasties
(£3). Other food on offer includes; Locally produced
Steak & Ale and Steak & Kidney Pies (£3),
Sausage Rolls (£2), Double Cheeseburgers (£4.50),
Double Burgers (£4), Cheeseburgers (£3.50),
Beefburgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3), Bacon Burgers (£4),
Veggieburgers (£3) and Chips (£2.50). All in all a
good day out.
|Yelverton Properties Family Stand|
Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying the above photo.
|Where To Drink?|
|The supporters club 'Boots & Laces' behind the main stand allows away supporters in and I found it quite pleasant and friendly. Neil Le Milliere a visiting Exeter supporter adds; 'The George Inn on Babbacombe Road, was extremely welcoming, both before and after the game. The pub is around a ten minute walk away from the ground'. Located handily around the corner in Princes Street is the Hanburys Fish & Chip shop which has on occasion won national awards. Further on at the bottom of Princes Street you will find the Buccaneer Inn. Not only a good pub serving St Austell Ales, but outside the front of the pub you can also enjoy some great views along the coast. (There is also plenty of street parking available in this area). Also on Babbacombe Road is the Dog & Duck which welcomes away fans and also shows matches broadcast on SKY television.|
Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying the above photo.
At the end of the M5
follow the A38 and then turn left onto the A380. On
reaching Kingskerwell, take the first exit at the
large roundabout (where is a McDonalds &
Sainsburys on one side) onto the A3022 towards
Torquay. After one mile turn left towards Babbacombe
(signposted Babbacombe (A379)). After 1 mile turn
left into Westhill Road for Warbro Road. Torquay
United is signposted on nearing the ground. Street
Post Code for SAT NAV: TQ1 3PS
ground is over two miles away from the main Torquay
railway station and so a taxi (around £5) may well
be in order. Neil Le
Milliere adds; 'Torre station (one stop before
Torquay station but not all trains stop there) is
closest to the ground. Walk up the hill opposite the
station and its around a 20-25 minute walk.
If you have time on your hands then you can walk to the ground from Torquay station in around 40 minutes: On leaving the station turn left into Rathmore Road. Follow the road down crossing into Falkland Road. Proceed by way of Lucius Street and Tor Hill Road into Union Street. Take the St. Marychurch Road and climb the Hill towards Babbacombe then take the third turning on the right into Bronshill Road. The floodlights of Plainmoor will be visible after a few minutes on the left. Thanks to Myles Munsey for providing the directions.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
|The prices quoted
below are for most league games this season, but
the Club sometimes do elect to put up the prices
slightly (usually £1 per ticket) for local derbies
and big cup games.
Bristow's Bench: Adults £21, Over 65's/Students £17, Under 19's £10, Under 16's £6, Under 12's £5*
Yelverton Properties Family Stand (Seating):
Adults £19, Over 65's/Students £15, Under 19's £10, Under 16's £6, Under 12's £5*
Thatchers Popular Cider Terrace: Adults £17, Over 65's/Students £13, Under 19's £10, Under 16's £6,
Under 12's £5*, Under 7's Free*
Bristow's Bench (Seating):
Adults £21, Over 65's/Students £17, Under 19's £10, Under 16's £6, Under 12's £5*
Marsh Toyota Away Stand (Terrace) Adults £17, Over 65's/Students £13, Under 19's £10, Under 16's £6, Under 12's £5*, Under 7's Free*
* Must be accompanied by a paying adult.
|Programme & Fanzine|
Capital Gulls Fanzine £1.
|Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Torquay United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|21.908 v Huddersfield Town,
FA Cup 4th Round, January 29th, 1955.
2013-2014: 2,642 (League Two)
2012-2013: 2,709 (League Two)
2011-2012: 2,869 (League Two)
|Fans Reviews Of Plainmoor|
(Oxford United) 9/3/13
Stephen Spooner (Southend United) 17/11/12
Chris Connolly (Neutral) 9/9/12
Jacob Owen (Shrewsbury Town) 11/2/12
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