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Just a short update on a committee meeting we had this afternoon. It was agreed to wave the implantation of membership fees for twelve months. Also agreed was that we write to all members from our historic list as the new GDPR or general data protection regulations doesn’t allow us to use your details unless you give us permission. So in the coming weeks you should get a letter asking if you wish to remain a member of PADSA baring in mind we can be a go between you and the club and in most cases resolve issues and of course ticketing if we are fortunate enough to get a cup run. Unfortunatly we have lost the use of the PADSA lounge for next season due to the building works.

An article on Facebook regarding old rail stock being used therefore not wheelchair friendly was brought to our attention. We are concerned this may affect travelling supporters. Roger Daw deputy chairs son has spoke to Luke Pollard MP who was due to speak Chris Grailing Transport Secretary this afternoon so watch this space.

The Green Tavaners are more than happy for us to use their premises pre match and their new premises which hopefully will be available in October will also be Disabled friendly.

Kathryn Field has agreed to help out with Secretarial duties so we welcome her. I think this was the main points so any comments get in touch

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Player of Season

Sorry for the length of time since the last comment but holidays are upon us. Just to let everyone know that Graham Carey was voted player of the season for PADSA There was a variety of players receiving votes but Graham had the most. We plan to have a PADSA committee meeting in June so we can be ahead of the game for the coming season so if anyone has any input then contact us. Have a good Summer everyone see you in August

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POTY

Please give some thought to who you would like to see awarded the PADSA player of the year award. We are going to try and give the Ambassadors a slip of paper to hand out and collect if they are not to busy so if you see them and want to vote ask for a slip or enter here.

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Pompey game

Things passed relatively calmly yesterday I believe there were some ticketing issues in the devonport end but generally speaking it was without incident. The disabled end hadn’t had any work done on it and questions were asked why we had to vacate it. I have been assured however that the contractor had taken legal possession of the stand and all power had been cut off so health and safety wouldn’t allow it’s use.

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PADSA Lounge

Just to inform everyone who uses the PADSA lounge it will be CLOSED tomorrow. There is no electricity and therefore cannot be used.

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Disabled Enclosure moving

Hi all I have now received an answer to my points and those who have written on here from the club it reads as follows

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the standard price for their tickets. The only exception to this is those ambulant disabled supporters who chose to sit in the disabled enclosure and have received discounted tickets for a number of years. This discount was applied because of the sub standard facilities available in that area of the ground. For next season the current disabled stand will not be in use so as all ambulant disabled fans will be able to enjoy the same standard of facilities it is only fair that they pay the same price.

Ticket prices and concession are kept under constant review and are formally discussed each season. Feedback from supporters is taken very seriously and a number of changes, beneficial to supporters for next season, are as a direct result of fans contacting the club

Wheelchair users get a discount because they have no choice but to view the match from pitch side (or for those who were previously in the Disabled stand for the same reason as above -sub standard facilities).

Grandstand seats classed as restricted view do not attract a discount. Having discussed this with the ticket office staff, the designation of restricted view is advised the point of sale – most of these seats still offer a reasonably good view of the pitch.

The current disabled stand will be modified and have its seats removed to facilitate the fitting of the control room. Relocation of the control room is necessary at an early stage to allow for the construction of the new players facility in the corner of the ground where the current control room is. In addition, access to the current enclosure would not be possible due to the footprint of the contractors building site.

Any disruption to supporters is regretted, but the regenerated Grandstand will provide an opportunity for ALL supporters to watch Argyle from amongst the best seats in the house, regardless of their physical ability.

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Enclosure latest

As my previous post things are moving at a pace now. It was sad to see our last match from our stand however the result made up for it. As far as next week is concerned we have asked the club to post someone on the disabled entrance in case there are some who have not heard the news or haven’t understood whats happening. I have asked if this person could hold a few paper tickets so that they won’t be turned away. This will be very limited as the game is nearly sold out. We have broached the subject of a golf buggy to get ambiant disabled to and fro to their seats. This has been a none starter in that we cannot rent one and there are huge insurance implications i.e. driver third party in case of accidents.Our disabled ambassadors x 3 will be coming across with us one in the devonport end and one in lyndhurst the other being mobile between the two. we have also asked for the stewards to be aware of early leavers and those who want to stand up in front of those in the lower seats. This is going to be very challenging especially if we get a penalty like Saturday. Parking is again going to be a huge issue as the contractors are due to move in the next few days we are still negotiating with the club on this. We are hoping that the toilet facilities will be monitored by staff so that only those people who need the disabled facilities are using them . I think we will encounter problems along the way but we are working with the club and I’m sure anything that comes up we will be able to resolve. I know there has been a few issues at the box office and some of the staff have been blunt in their response the club have apologised for this and they recognise they are under huge pressure with the move and accommodating over a thousand supporters from the Grandstand. I hope these updates help

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Disabled Enclosure

As discussed previously the disabled stand was due to close at the end of the season. We have now been notified by the club that this has been brought forward and tomorrows game is the final game where we can use this stand. Most have been allocated paper tickets in block one for the final few games. The club have looked at all options for a raised platform for the wheelchair users but this has not been possible so again paper tickets are available at the box office for the Lindhurst stand at pitch level. This is not ideal however there is little option as the whole of the grandstand side will be a building site, and there are so many restrictions and health and safety laws and cost implications. This applies to next season as well. It is still unclear as to wether we can use the PADSA lounge for the rest of the season. There maybe a possibility we can move it however this maybe very expensive so we are still waiting to hear. Roger and I have been talking to the green taveners and there new build which is separate from anything the club are doing will be totally wheelchair friendly with a lift and toilet facilities and they are more than happy for PADSA members to join them and use their facilities. I think we can all agree that next season will be challenging however the new facilities are going to be outstanding so keep watching this space and our web page for updates.

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Season Tickets 2018-19

Season-Tickets 2018-19

ARGYLE are going back to the future for next season, with a special new 1886 Membership – named after the year that the original Argyle was formed – as just one of several original initiatives to help the Green Army enjoy their match-day experience with the Pilgrims.

Season-Tickets are on sale offering a variety of new features for supporters in addition to the range of exclusive benefits that season-ticket holders have always enjoyed.

These include: entry to all 23 Sky Bet League matches; top-level ticketing priority; discounts on cup matches; 20% off match-day hospitality; and match-ticket offers for family and friends.

We are also removing the booking fee for season-ticket holders who need to move their seat when they buy additional tickets for family and friends, and re-introducing free entry to selected non first-team matches at Home Park.

An adult season-ticket for 2018-19 costs £375 at early-bird prices, which works out at more than £5 cheaperper game, every game,than our standard match-day prices for all 23 Sky Bet League matches.

There are similar savings to be made on concessionary prices for Over 65s, 18-21s, Serving Armed Forces and Wheelchair Users, who will pay £286 at early-bird prices.

Under 18s will be able to watch Argyle’s entire EFL programme for £96 at early-bird prices – that is exactly the same as the prices for this season.

There are also concessions for Over 65 and 18-21 Wheelchair Users (£232) and for Under 18 Wheelchair Users (£77).

A Family Ticket, for one adult and one under 18 year-old in the Family Zone for All, is just £441 at early-bird priceswith tickets for an additional under 18 year-old priced at £66 and an additional adult at £375.

Early-Bird prices are available until Monday, April 30.

Argyle chairman James Brent said: “Next season is a pivotal one for Argyle, with work accelerating on the exciting redevelopment of the Mayflower Grandstandand ‎the creation of a new conferencing and banqueting centre at Home Park.

“We looked at all possible options to try to find a way for season-ticket holders to remain on the Grandstand side of Home Park while we build the new Mayflower. Despite our best endeavours, though, the Grandstand and the Mayflower seating will be closed for the whole of next season before opening for the 2019-20 campaign with a range of fantastic new facilities for fans.‎

“We have already helped nearly all current Grandstand season-ticket holders find a new, temporary, seat in the Devonport or Lyndhurst stands for next season, which is good.

“However, the overall capacity at Home Park will be temporarily reduced in 2018-19. With an average home crowd of more than 10,000 this season, we expect that a lot of the Green Army will take advantage of being able to guarantee their seat for every league game next season by owning a season-ticket.”

Owning a season-ticket is also the easiest and cheapest way to follow the Greens, but the club understands that it is not for everyone and so has introduced other options.

There is a new Flexi-Ticket or, rather, Flexi-Tickets. Similar to the White Memberships of previous seasons, this allows the Green Army to buy a six-game or eight-game package and choose which matches they want to watch.

Additional benefits for supporters choosing this option include second-level ticketing priority and there will no longer be redemption fees when ordering the match-day ticket.

Supporters who do not want to commit to a season-ticket or Flexi-Ticket but who would like to show their Argyle allegiance and receive some exclusive benefits will be interested in ‘The 1886 Membership’, an exciting new concept for 2018-19.

Adult non season-ticket holders can become an 1886 Member for just £35. They will then be entitled to a variety of benefits, including: discounted prices on home games; third-level ticketing priority on home and cup games; second-level away ticketing priority; exclusive monthly draws; and a monthly 1886 Membership newsletter.

Season-ticket and Flexi-Ticket holders can add the 1886 Membership package for only £20 extra and will receive additional Membership benefits including, like 1886 Members: ticket exchange on sold-out fixtures;a collectible argyle pen; a fixture-list poster; and a signed letter from manager Derek Adams.

There is a Junior 1886 Membership, too, especially tailored for the future generations of the Green Army. For an additional £10, they will be entitled to a host of added extras, including: a birthday card and birthday discounts; an Argyle pen; an Argyle autograph book; and a monthly Junior Membership newsletter.

For fans who simply want to keep in touch with everything that is happening Home Park, there is a free 1886 Membership; by signing up, they will receive regular news and updates from the Theatre of Greens.

Click below to open the season-ticket brochure, or click here to download it.

There are four ways to buy a 2018-19 season-ticket:

Online 24/7 – log into an online account at www.eticketing.co.uk/pafc and follow the on-screen instructions;
By ’phone – call the Argyle Ticket Office on 01752 907700;
In Person – visit the Argyle Ticket Office at Home Park. Opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Direct Debit–supporters who want to spread their payments over four or ten months will shortly be able to do so, with the four-month option interest free.

FULL 2018-19 SEASON-TICKET DETAILS

KEY DATES
March 13: Season-Tickets go on sale
April 30: Early-Bird Offer ends
June 1: Deadline for 2017-18 season-ticket holders to renew their seat
June 4-8: Relocation Week – all fans can move seats
June 9: Non-renewed seats go on sale
June 30: Deadline for four-monthly and ten-monthly payment plans
August 4: Season starts

SEASON-TICKET HOLDER BENEFITS

Level 1 home and cup ticketing priority
Level 1 away ticketing priority
10% discount in club shop on any purchases over £100; 5% discount on £20
10% discount in Saltrock stores
Seat reserved for home cup matches
20% discount off match-day hospitality at Home Park (excludes category A games)
Discounts on selected home cup games
No booking fee for moving seat if purchasing additional tickets (in person or by ’phone only)
Free entry to Home Park for selected non first-team matches
Exclusive match-ticket offers for family and friends
Membership card

EARLY-BIRD PRICES

Early-Bird Standard Match-Day Price
Adult £375 £22
Over 65 £286 £17
18-21 £286 £17
Under 18 £96 £9
Serving Armed Forces £286 £17
Wheelchair Adult £286 £17
Wheelchair Over 65 £232 £14
Wheelchair 18-21 £232 £14
Wheelchair Under 18 £77 £8
Family Ticket* £441 £29
Additional Adult £375 £22
Additional Under 18 £66 £7

*One Adult and one Under 18 in the Family for All Zone

EARLY-BIRD PRICE PER GAME

Early-Bird Match-Day
Adult £16.30 £22
Over 65 £12.43 £17
18-21 £12.43 £17
Under 18 £4.17 £9
Serving Armed Forces £12.43 £17
Wheelchair Over 65 £10.09 £14
Wheelchair 18-21 £10.09 £14
Wheelchair Under 18 £3.35 £8
Family Ticket* £19.17 £29
Additional Adult £16.30 £22
Additional Under 18 £2.87 £7

FLEXI-TICKET
Flexi 8 Flexi 6
Adult £156 £122
Over 65 £119 £93
18-21 £119 £93
Under 18 £54 £44

Level 2 home and cup ticketing priority
Level 2 away ticketing priority
No booking fee on ticket purchases when redeeming match-ticket
Membership card

THE 1886 MEMBERSHIP

Non Season-Ticket Holder: £35 per season

Discounted prices on home games
Level 3 home ticketing priority (before general sale)
Level 3 cup ticketing priority
Level 2 away ticketing priority
5% discount in the club shop on purchases over £20
Membership card
Exclusive monthly prize draw
Ticket exchange on sold-out fixtures
Printed fixture-list poster
Signed letter from Derek Adams
Collectible Argyle pen
Monthly 1886 Membership newsletter

Season-Ticket Holder: £20 per season

Exclusive monthly prize draw
Ticket exchange on sold-out fixtures
Printed fixture-list poster
Signed letter from Derek Adams
Collectible Argyle pen
Monthly 1886 Membership newsletter

Junior Non Season-Ticket Holder: £20 per season

Discounted prices on home games
Level 3 home ticketing priority (before general sale)
Level 3 cup ticketing priority
Level 2 away ticketing priority
5% discount in the club shop on purchases over £20
Membership card
Exclusive monthly prize draw
Ticket exchange on sold-out fixtures
Printed fixture-list poster
Argyle autograph book
Birthday discounts
Birthday card
Monthly Junior 1886 Membership newsletter

Junior Season-ticket holder: £10 per season

Exclusive monthly prize draw
Ticket exchange on sold-out fixtures
Printed fixture-list poster
Argyle autograph book
Birthday discounts
Birthday card
Monthly Junior 1886 Membership newsletter

Free

Sign up and keep in touch with the club by receiving all the latest news from Home Park.

All season-tickets, Flexi-Tickets and 1886 Memberships will be sent by Recorded Delivery; there is a £3 postage fee on all purchases.

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Next Season

As you are all aware the Disabled stand will be closed for the whole of next season. We have negotiated a raised platform for the nine Wheelchair spaces and a choice for ambient Disabled and we would hope they would be as close to the car park as possible to avoid long walks. Obviously we are going to have to put up with some disruption as are many supporters however we will do our best with the club to accommodate our members. This is a work in progress and things are moving at a pace so keep your eye on social media and web pages

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