Plymouth Argyle fans are to get the stadium they deserve as the main building contract for the redeveloped grandstand at Home Park is signed.
Plymouth Argyle FC have signed an agreement with specialist stadium developers
GL events UK to start the main build of the redeveloped grandstand for the club’s stadium, Home Park. Work is already underway under an enabling contract and will continue seamlessly to completion under the main contract.
The new contract win further strengthens GL event’s experience in major stand build and follows a run of recent contract wins that underlines the company’s excellence in sports infrastructure.
The redeveloped grandstand will be named The Mayflower Grandstand and will open early in the 2019/2020 season, in good time for the Mayflower 400 celebrations, in 2020.
The £6.5m+ build will deliver a high quality stadium. For fans there will be a grandstand with a new roof and better views. Extra seating will take total capacity to 17,904 and there will be an exciting new premier seating option. The flexible design will also allow an option to extend seating to over 20,000 in Phase 2, should demand require further expansion.
There will also be spacious new conference & banqueting facilities, providing major new tourism assets for the City. For visitors there’ll be a range of upgraded facilities including new and improved toilets, a new club shop and ticket office and supporters bars courtesy of the Green Taverners. The new facilities will add additional revenues enabling further investment in the Club and the team going forward.
Chairman of Plymouth Argyle, James Brent said: ‘Argyle deserves a high quality stadium not just for the team and our loyal fans, but also for the wider community of Plymouth, to provide an economic driver of tourism. When Argyle emerged from administration seven years ago, the Board committed to delivering a new stadium. So, I am delighted that we have now taken the crucial step to realising our vision for Home Park.”
Scott Jameson, Managing Director for GL events UK, said: “We are delighted to be signing this contract, which cements our relationship with Plymouth Argyle to build their new grandstand. GL events has a market-leading track record of success in high quality construction for sporting events – from permanent and temporary grandstand seating, to event structures and overlay – and we look forward to the successful delivery of this project.”
GL events is currently experience another summer of sporting excellence, having already provided infrastructure for Silverstone, The Open and also the European Championships in Glasgow, taking place throughout the summer.