Pompey face their first competitive game of the season as they travel to Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park for a Capital One Cup tie.
The Football Ground Guide recommend the Britannia which is a sizeable Wetherspoons outlet and around a 10 minute walk away from the ground. Although away fan friendly, the pub doesn’t tolerate away supporters singing their clubs songs and any who do are quickly ejected from the premises, so you have been warned.
Otherwise alcohol is available within the ground.
Plymouth railway station is about one and a half miles away, so either grab a taxi or embark on the 20 minute walk. As you come out of the station turn right and down the hill and under the railway bridge. Just keep walking straight along this road (A386) and you will eventually reach the ground on your right.
If you are driving to Home Park, there is quite a large car park at the ground, which is free. It is operated on a ‘first in before the game, first out after the game basis’. If you are last in, then on average it takes around half an hour to clear.
Alcohol and refreshments are available within the ground, usual prices will apply.
The official match-day programme can be bought for £3 outside the ground.
Your Home For The Next Ninety Minutes
Home Park can host up to 18,000 fans (All Seating) The Pompey faithful will be housed in the Barn Park End, the usual allocation is 1,300 however this can be increased to 2,000 if the occasion permits.
During 2001 Home Park was transformed, with three sides of the ground being completely re-built. This included both ends and one side of the ground, the old stands were replaced by single tiered, covered all seated stands, that are of the same design and height.
There is an old fashioned style grandstand down one side of the pitch, which has stood since 1952.
Tickets are vailable to buy from the ground on the evening of the game.
The prices are as follows:
£10 for adults
£5 for seniors (65+)
£5 for juniors (under 16)
Here at Pompey pages we would urge all Pompey supporters to give as much colour, noise and passion to the occasion. The team is likely to be made up of youth players, and many of whom haven’t been involved in their first team picture before, and whatever the result a and usual fervent Pompey following will give a massive boost to the whole club.