English League One football club Plymouth Argyle has announced that it will “imminently” undertake a programme of planned stadium works to improve the “look, feel, and visitor experience” at Home Park.
Argyle’s Board of Directors, in consultation with the club’s senior management team, has approved expenditure for a series of works to enhance both the aesthetics and facilities at Home Park, inside and out. The club said further information will be revealed “in due course”, but the project has already commenced with the installation of new gate signage around the perimeter of the stadium.
Having taken on supporter feedback regarding stadium access this season, new signage has been installed around the Devonport End, Lyndhurst Road Stand, and Barn Park End, with the intention of better signposting supporters to their entry turnstiles.
Argyle has conceded that Home Park, the club’s stadium since 1901, has “not necessarily received appropriate levels of care and maintenance” of late. Aside from recent Mayflower Grandstand redevelopment, very little has changed at the stadium since the initial horseshoe rebuild in 2001-02, barring essential maintenance.
Plymouth Argyle CEO, Andrew Parkinson, said: “We are excited by the series of planned improvements at Home Park, and I am really looking forward to sharing what we have planned in the months ahead – as soon as the schedule of works is fully outlined.
“From small aesthetic changes to larger-scale improvements, we are fully committed to ensuring that the stadium is one that supporters are proud of, and offers the best possible experience for fans on a match-day, as well as for guests and clients using our excellent Mayflower Grandstand facilities.
“As we have often talked about, the redevelopment of the Grandstand has afforded us the opportunity to utilise our stadium throughout the week, for a whole range of purposes, and this is integral to our plan to become a fully sustainable club.
“The upcoming suite of improvements will make Home Park an even more attractive venue for conferencing, hospitality and events in the South West, as well as make match-days even more enjoyable for supporters. Put simply, these works are an investment in the club’s future.”
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