Home Park is an all-seater stadium, with a capacity of 19,500. Originally built in 1893, the ground underwent an £11 million refurbishment programme during 2001, with 3 sides of the ground being entirely rebuilt.
The Devonport (West) and Barn Park (East) Ends, along with the North side of the ground (Lyndhurst Stand) now have covered, all-seater single tier stands which completely enclose the ground on those 3 sides. The Grandstand on the South side of the ground is now the only throwback to the “old” Home Park. Since the 2007-08 season, the original terracing at the front of the stand was replaced by seating, before being closed altogether from the start of the 2010/11 season. A new, multi-tier stand, with a capacity of 6,000 is planned, though no date has been fixed for the commencement of this development.
How to get to Home Park
For satnav purposes, the postcode of the Home Park stadium is PL2 3DQ. Home Park is the most southerly and westerly league ground in England. Follow the southbound M5 to its end and continue on the A38. On entering Plymouth, turn left onto the A386, keeping left when the road forks. The stadium is on the left, after about a mile.
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Plymouth railway station is about ¾ of a mile from the ground. On exiting the station, turn right, down the hill under the railway bridge and follow this road to the ground, which is on the right. Click here to check the current train timetables
Plymouth Roborough airport is about 3 miles from Home Park. Regular bus services and taxis are available from near the airport terminal. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Plymouth that can take you to and from Home Park. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
Limited on-street parking can be found by driving past the ground, heading away from the city centre. There is a large, free car park at the ground. It operates on a “first in, first out” basis, and there is only one entrance/exit so early arrival is advised. Late arrivals may have to wait up to an hour to exit the car park.
Away Friendly Pubs near Home Park
The most popular pub with visiting fans appears to be the Britannia, in Wolseley Road. This is a large Wetherspoons outlet, about a 10-minute walk from the ground. It tends to be extremely busy, with fans queuing to get in, but the doormen are excellent, so the wait is minimised.
The Embassy Club, opposite the Britannia is definitely a “home fans only” establishment. Alcohol is also available within the ground.
A fanfest is a pre match event held by PAFC fans at the “Green Taverners suite” situated just behind the main Grandstand. They charge a small entry fee of £5 which will get you a pint of beer and a pasty, as well as live entertainment at every game. Away fans are made to feel extremely welcome and are actively encouraged to come along and enjoy a few drinks, banter and laughs before the game.
Tickets for the event can be booked online through http://www.greentaverners.co.uk, and are collected on the door on the day.
Hotels near Home Park
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR is a centrally-located hotel, just over a mile from Home Park. It has received excellent guest reviews, commenting on its bright, clean décor and friendly, helpful staff. Ample on-site parking is provided.
Jurys Inn Plymouth, 50 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0HG is a slightly cheaper alternative, one mile from the main railway station and within 5 miles of the airport. If offers all the requisite facilities for a short stay and has limited on-site parking.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Home Park?
The vast majority of visiting fans have enjoyed their trip to Home Park and have been at pains to note it as a venue worthy of recommendation. The atmosphere within the ground is reported to be very good, with a friendly rivalry between home and away support. Many fans “make a weekend of it”, staying a few nights in the area and visiting the local beaches, towns and making the most of the nightlife.
The view of the play is quite good from the away end. On the downside, the stands are small, with overcrowded concourses and long queues at catering outlets. Several fans have been annoyed by the time taken to exit the car park, but have praised the stewards for their efforts in this department.