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Getting to Plymouth Argyle

24 August 2017

The Iron face their longest away day of the season on Saturday when they make the trip to Plymouth Argyle.

Here is a guide to their stadium for all supporters planning on making the 638-mile round trip.

THE STADIUM...
Home Park is the most westerly and southerly league ground in England.

Three of the four stands are surrounded by greenery and fields, a rarity and one of the nicer sights in the Football League. It makes it one of the more scenic grounds from the outside.

The ground was originally opened in 1893, although it has undergone renovation since. It is now an all-seater and houses nearly 16,500 fans in total.

The latest development of the ground saw three stands rebuilt in 2001, all with shelter and symmetry in design.

The Grandstand is the side that was not altered 13 years ago and it has been standing since 1952. It’s taller than the other four stands, as this has two tiers, supported with beams.

The other three stands are joined and modern with green seats. The ground consists of the Grandstand, Devenport End, Lyndhurst Stand and the Barn Park End.

GETTING THERE...
The approximate journey will take around five hours, so give yourself plenty of time to stop on the way too.

Departing from Glanford Park, take the first exit at the roundabout by Tesco’s onto Doncaster Road, then continue to the next roundabout, taking the first exit again onto the M181, heading towards Humber Bridge/Doncaster/M180.

Keep right at the fork, following signs for Doncaster/M180 before merging onto the M180.

After around 12.2 miles, take the exit onto the M18, heading towards the M1/Doncaster and continue for approximately 20 miles until you merge onto the M1.

Continue on the M1 for just over 40 miles until you reach Junction 23A, entering the A42, towards M42/Tamworth/Birmingham.

After 14.6 miles, continue on the M42, towards signs for Tamworth/Birmingham. Continue for nearly 15 miles, keeping right at the fork and following signs for M42/London/M40/Coventry and merge onto the M42, where you will continue for 25 miles, before merging onto the M5.

After 146 miles on the M5, continue onto the A38 and stay on there for 39 miles and take the A386 ramp to A374/City centre/Tavistock/Torpoint and at the roundabout, take the second exit.

Merge onto the A386, via the ramp, heading towards A374/City Centre/Plymouth/Argyle/Torpoint/Seaport.

As you near Plymouth, the ground is well signposted as ‘Plymouth Argyle Home Park’.

Alternatively, after just over one mile on the A374, turn left onto Mayflower Drive; take the first right, staying on Mayflower Drive. Take the next left and follow the road road a left-curved road and Home Park will be on your right.

WHERE TO PARK...
The ground has a large, free car park and it works on a first in, first out basis, so it is advised to get there early, otherwise it may take more than half an hour to clear if you are one of the last ones to enter. By 2.30pm on matchdays, the car park is usually full so it gives you an idea of when to turn up. Surrounding areas of the ground, on the way out of the city centre, may contain some spots for street parking.

TRAIN TRAVEL...
Click here to access National Rail information ahead of the game. 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.

ADDRESS...
Home Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DQ 


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