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PostSubject: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyTue Jan 11, 2022 4:45 pm

And the Club didnt even need to go on This Morning with dickhead and lovely Holly Willoughby to win one either....  good news finally and long over due.

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Plymouth Argyle's board of directors have approved expenditure for a programme of improvement works at Home Park.

The League One club want to make their stadium one which the Green Army can be proud of and offer best possible experience for the fans on matchdays.

Apart from the recent multi-million pound overhaul of the Mayflower Grandstand, only essential maintenance has been carried out around the rest of the stadium since the three sides of the 'horseshoe' of Home Park were built in 2001-2002.

An Argyle statement issued this afternoon read as follows: We are excited to reveal that the club will imminently embark upon a programme of planned stadium works to improve the look, feel, and visitor experience at Home Park.

As long-standing supporters will be aware, Home Park has not necessarily received appropriate levels of care and maintenance over its relatively short life.

Aside from recent Mayflower Grandstand redevelopment, very little has changed at the stadium since the initial horseshoe rebuild at the turn of the century, barring essential maintenance.

The board of directors, in consultation with the club’s senior management team, have approved expenditure for a series of works to enhance both the aesthetics and facilities at Home Park, inside and out.

More information will be revealed in due course, but eagle-eyed supporters may already have noticed that the project has begun 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.

With new signage now in place, a slight change to the gate naming conventions has also been implemented on the stadium perimeter.

Regular attendees at Home Park will experience little difference to their matchday routine, except for noticing upgraded signage, but it is the first of many steps planned to modernise the Theatre of Greens.

Chief executive officer 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 matchday, 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 matchdays even more enjoyable for supporters. Put simply, these works are an investment in the club's future."
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyTue Jan 11, 2022 8:54 pm

Let's be honest 7 years of Brent took its toll on the horseshoe.

Good to see improvements are coming

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Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyTue Jan 11, 2022 9:19 pm

The club continues to move on from the dark days of the Shyster and cronyism. cheers cheers cheers
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Jethro wrote:
Let's be honest 7 years of Brent took its toll on the horseshoe.

Good to see improvements are coming


to be fair to him on this occassion staplewallet equally didnt do general maintaince of the horseshoe either.

Who remembers the old lie of him/the club not being responsible for those bricks that fans bought when they rebuilt the Devonport End but the council who stated the club are as its on their grounds. Those bricks are all but rotten and weathered now.
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Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 5:51 am

Oh goody. Corners? Bobby's garden? Jumbotron?

Oh, a new hand-painted sign 'Bobby's garden starts here' Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 9:05 am

The two things that are desperately needed are the corners and the extension of the roof over the Mayflower lower tier which can only be done when corners are built.  The Mayflower stand looks ludicrous as it is but more importantly is not fit for purpose.  Sadly neither of these things will ever get done.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 10:06 am

The problem with the memorial bricks is that they were real cheap low quality crap not a decent engineering brick. I have made loads of garden structures/wells and ponds with second hand brick a lot of it Victorian.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 11:18 am

Jethro wrote:
seadog wrote:
Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.

He's doing this under sufferance as this sort of negative feedback can't have slipped the councils notice.

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The place is a damp and outdated and souless dump where acoustics go to die, which is a shame as its the largest indoor arena in the South west since Westpoint sacked off putting on music.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 11:25 am

Clodagh Rubbish wrote:
Jethro wrote:
seadog wrote:
Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.

He's doing this under sufferance as this sort of negative feedback can't have slipped the councils notice.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The place is a damp and outdated and souless dump  where acoustics go to die, which is a shame as its the largest indoor arena in the South west since Westpoint sacked off putting on music.

Couple friends of mine been lately and said it was a shithole it was bad last time I went to a gig there about 7 years ago, dread to think what its like now.

They got a few gigs coming up wouldn't mind going to but as you said, the acoustics are shocking.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyWed Jan 12, 2022 3:26 pm

Clodagh Rubbish wrote:
Jethro wrote:
seadog wrote:
Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.

He's doing this under sufferance as this sort of negative feedback can't have slipped the councils notice.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The place is a damp and outdated and souless dump  where acoustics go to die, which is a shame as its the largest indoor arena in the South west since Westpoint sacked off putting on music.

not a patch on nottingham or derby's stadiums
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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyThu Jan 13, 2022 8:06 pm

The first steps in a staged process to rejuvenate seating in the Devonport End, Lyndhurst Road Stand, and Barn Park End begin in earnest on Monday, 17 January.

As part of the club’s recently announced schedule of stadium improvement works, expenditure has been approved to replace the original seats throughout the horseshoe at Home Park, bringing the stadium back to its best.

This work will see every seat in the stadium, excluding the Mayflower Grandstand, taken out, with brand new seats installed in their place. The club has appointed leading firm Alderdale Seating Ltd. to undertake this work, with Alderdale’s impressive portfolio including a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Work will be tailored around fixtures at Home Park, ensuring that our capacity is unaltered by this work. It will, however, mean that, supporters will notice a mixture of old and new seating installed throughout the stadium in the short term, as our contractor goes about the significant task of replacing exactly 12,797 seats.

From next week, seats located between blocks 8-16 will begin to be installed, with seats in the Lyndhurst designed to spell out ‘Home Park’, as seen in the indicative image below. Work will follow to replace the seats in the Devonport End and Barn Park End later this year.

With these seats unchanged since the redevelopment of the stadium in 2001, we understand that they carry a lot of sentimental value for supporters. As such, we welcome season ticket holders to get in touch to claim the seats as their own. The club will not charge supporters to claim their seat, but we do ask that you are able to collect them in a timely manner, once informed they are available for collection.

We do apologise for the short turnaround, but any supporters wishing to claim their seats are asked to email [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] before Saturday evening with their stand, block, row and seat number, to ensure that the contractors preserve your seat. Please note that the fixings for seat installation will remain in place for the replacement seats, and so supporters will simply receive the two plastic fittings that make up the seat and the seat back.

When selecting a contractor to carry out the works, one key factor was ensuring that the environmental consequences of disposing of thousands of plastic seats was kept to a minimum. As such, we are delighted to confirm that the old seats will be recycled if unclaimed by season ticket holders for personal use.

Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Parkinson, said: “Stadium rejuvenation is often a ‘nice to have’ for many clubs, particularly in the current climate, but thanks to strong leadership from our Board, hard work from our excellent staff, and outstanding backing from our supporters, we are in a position to lay the foundations for our future.

“Replacing these seats is one element of an ongoing programme to improve facilities and enhance our supporter experience at Argyle.

“Anyone who has been to Home Park in recent seasons can see that the seats have needed replacing for some time, and, while we are experiencing our highest attendances for well over a decade, there is no better time, in our view, to ensure that we do everything we can to make it a place to be proud of.”

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first job on the cards is all the seats in the horseshoe are being replaced. About time too my seat is more white than its original green these days.


Seat Replacement Project Begins

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The first steps in a staged process to rejuvenate seating in the Devonport End, Lyndhurst Road Stand, and Barn Park End begin in earnest on Monday, 17 January.

As part of the club’s recently announced schedule of stadium improvement works, expenditure has been approved to replace the original seats throughout the horseshoe at Home Park, bringing the stadium back to its best.

This work will see every seat in the stadium, excluding the Mayflower Grandstand, taken out, with brand new seats installed in their place. The club has appointed leading firm Alderdale Seating Ltd. to undertake this work, with Alderdale’s impressive portfolio including a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Work will be tailored around fixtures at Home Park, ensuring that our capacity is unaltered by this work. It will, however, mean that, supporters will notice a mixture of old and new seating installed throughout the stadium in the short term, as our contractor goes about the significant task of replacing exactly 12,797 seats.

From next week, seats located between blocks 8-16 will begin to be installed, with seats in the Lyndhurst designed to spell out ‘Home Park’, as seen in the indicative image below. Work will follow to replace the seats in the Devonport End and Barn Park End later this year.

Lyndhurst Road Stand seat plan
An indicative design of how the seating will look in the Lyndhurst Road Stand when work is completed
With these seats unchanged since the redevelopment of the stadium in 2001, we understand that they carry a lot of sentimental value for supporters. As such, we welcome season ticket holders to get in touch to claim the seats as their own. The club will not charge supporters to claim their seat, but we do ask that you are able to collect them in a timely manner, once informed they are available for collection.

We do apologise for the short turnaround, but any supporters wishing to claim their seats are asked to email [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] before Saturday evening with their stand, block, row and seat number, to ensure that the contractors preserve your seat. Please note that the fixings for seat installation will remain in place for the replacement seats, and so supporters will simply receive the two plastic fittings that make up the seat and the seat back.

When selecting a contractor to carry out the works, one key factor was ensuring that the environmental consequences of disposing of thousands of plastic seats was kept to a minimum. As such, we are delighted to confirm that the old seats will be recycled if unclaimed by season ticket holders for personal use.

Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Parkinson, said: “Stadium rejuvenation is often a ‘nice to have’ for many clubs, particularly in the current climate, but thanks to strong leadership from our Board, hard work from our excellent staff, and outstanding backing from our supporters, we are in a position to lay the foundations for our future.

“Replacing these seats is one element of an ongoing programme to improve facilities and enhance our supporter experience at Argyle.

“Anyone who has been to Home Park in recent seasons can see that the seats have needed replacing for some time, and, while we are experiencing our highest attendances for well over a decade, there is no better time, in our view, to ensure that we do everything we can to make it a place to be proud of.”
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Angry wrote:
Clodagh Rubbish wrote:
Jethro wrote:
seadog wrote:
Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.

He's doing this under sufferance as this sort of negative feedback can't have slipped the councils notice.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The place is a damp and outdated and souless dump  where acoustics go to die, which is a shame as its the largest indoor arena in the South west since Westpoint sacked off putting on music.

not a patch on nottingham or derby's stadiums

I'm surprised that you haven't been asked what you are on about? Suspect
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Earwegoagain wrote:
Angry wrote:
Clodagh Rubbish wrote:
Jethro wrote:
seadog wrote:
Bent didn't even do essential maintenance.

Apparently, he's finally doing some down pavilions, must have got B&Q vouchers for Christmas

Plymouth Pavilions invests £.5million to upgrade Arena facilities

yes the point is meant to be there....... Only 500K Not 5 Million.

He's doing this under sufferance as this sort of negative feedback can't have slipped the councils notice.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The place is a damp and outdated and souless dump  where acoustics go to die, which is a shame as its the largest indoor arena in the South west since Westpoint sacked off putting on music.

not a patch on nottingham or derby's stadiums

I'm surprised that you haven't been asked what you are on about? Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Home Park is getting a makeover   Home Park is getting a makeover EmptyFri Jan 14, 2022 3:51 pm

Taking the dog for a walk earlier see they have put new signs up on the turnstiles and along the lyndy as well
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Angry wrote:
first job on the cards is all the seats in the horseshoe are being replaced. About time too my seat is more white than its original green these days.


Seat Replacement Project Begins

from link wrote:
The first steps in a staged process to rejuvenate seating in the Devonport End, Lyndhurst Road Stand, and Barn Park End begin in earnest on Monday, 17 January.

As part of the club’s recently announced schedule of stadium improvement works, expenditure has been approved to replace the original seats throughout the horseshoe at Home Park, bringing the stadium back to its best.

This work will see every seat in the stadium, excluding the Mayflower Grandstand, taken out, with brand new seats installed in their place. The club has appointed leading firm Alderdale Seating Ltd. to undertake this work, with Alderdale’s impressive portfolio including a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Work will be tailored around fixtures at Home Park, ensuring that our capacity is unaltered by this work. It will, however, mean that, supporters will notice a mixture of old and new seating installed throughout the stadium in the short term, as our contractor goes about the significant task of replacing exactly 12,797 seats.

From next week, seats located between blocks 8-16 will begin to be installed, with seats in the Lyndhurst designed to spell out ‘Home Park’, as seen in the indicative image below. Work will follow to replace the seats in the Devonport End and Barn Park End later this year.

Lyndhurst Road Stand seat plan
An indicative design of how the seating will look in the Lyndhurst Road Stand when work is completed
With these seats unchanged since the redevelopment of the stadium in 2001, we understand that they carry a lot of sentimental value for supporters. As such, we welcome season ticket holders to get in touch to claim the seats as their own. The club will not charge supporters to claim their seat, but we do ask that you are able to collect them in a timely manner, once informed they are available for collection.

We do apologise for the short turnaround, but any supporters wishing to claim their seats are asked to email [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] before Saturday evening with their stand, block, row and seat number, to ensure that the contractors preserve your seat. Please note that the fixings for seat installation will remain in place for the replacement seats, and so supporters will simply receive the two plastic fittings that make up the seat and the seat back.

When selecting a contractor to carry out the works, one key factor was ensuring that the environmental consequences of disposing of thousands of plastic seats was kept to a minimum. As such, we are delighted to confirm that the old seats will be recycled if unclaimed by season ticket holders for personal use.

Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Parkinson, said: “Stadium rejuvenation is often a ‘nice to have’ for many clubs, particularly in the current climate, but thanks to strong leadership from our Board, hard work from our excellent staff, and outstanding backing from our supporters, we are in a position to lay the foundations for our future.

“Replacing these seats is one element of an ongoing programme to improve facilities and enhance our supporter experience at Argyle.

“Anyone who has been to Home Park in recent seasons can see that the seats have needed replacing for some time, and, while we are experiencing our highest attendances for well over a decade, there is no better time, in our view, to ensure that we do everything we can to make it a place to be proud of.”

no less than 24 hours later the project has been delayed till next month as the company involved has covid issues.
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