On Saturday 15th October, Pompey fans are travelling west to Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DQ. Home Park is based in the Milehouse area of the city, next to Central Park. The Pilgrim’s ground has a capacity of just over 16,000 and Pompey fans will be behind one goal in the covered Barn Park End.
Getting to Home Park
If you are making the trip by road, travel via Dorchester, Bridport and Honiton on the M27, A31, A35, A30 joining the M5 at Exeter then continuing on to the A38 Devon Expressway into Plymouth. Take the turning for the A386, signposted Home Park, City Centre, Ferry Port and Tavistock. At the roundabout as you come off the A38 take the second exit A386, signposted Plymouth Argyle Home Park, Ferry Port. Stay on this road for approximately a mile; the stadium is on your left.
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. The car park will probably be full an hour or so before kick-off. There is some street parking on the side roads on your right as you drive down Outland Road.
There is an 08.31 train from Fratton, which will get you to Plymouth at 13.13, with a change at Salisbury and Exeter St David’s.
Plymouth station is about a mile from Home Park, so either grab a taxi, or take a twenty minute walk. As you come out of the station turn right and down the hill under the railway bridge. Just keep walking straight along this road (A386) and you will eventually reach the ground on your right. Alternately at the roundabout just downhill from the station, turn right into Central Park Avenue, then take the second left into Holdsworth Street, which will lead you up a steep hill into Central Park, where you will see the ground as soon as you reach the top of the hill.
Where to eat and drink.
As you would expect for a Naval port, there are plenty of pubs around the centre of town. Nearer the stadium however, the Britannia, Wolseley Road, PL2 3AA, a sizeable Wetherspoons, is your best bet and only a ten minute walk away - From the Home Park car park turn left and the pub is down the road on the right hand corner - It serves the usual food and beers and nearby there is usually a van selling pasties.
The Fanzone marquee at the ground has very limited space and on past visits away fans haven’t been admitted.
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