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TORQUAY UNITED - Saturday 18th September 2021

DoDTS

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TORQUAY UNITED - Saturday 18th September 2021 3.00p.m.
Plainmoor


Capacity: 6,500 (Seats 2,950)
Address: Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PS
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Gulls
Year Ground Opened: 1921
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Yellow and Blue

Record Attendance
21,908 v Huddersfield Town
FA Cup 4th Round, 29th January 1955

Average Attendance
2018-2019: 2,537 (National League South)
2017-2018: 1,731 (National League)
2016-2017: 1,888 (National League)

Details shown are from the Footballgroundguide site:


WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR VISITING SUPPORTERS?

.Around 1,100 away supporters can be accommodated in the Riviera Rentals Away Terrace, at one end of the ground. In addition, up to 500 seats can also be made in the new Bristow's Bench Stand on one side of the stadium. Both of these areas are covered. The acoustics in the away terrace are particularly good, meaning that relatively few away supporters can still really make some noise from this area. The views from the Bristow's Bench Stand are excellent and you are that high up that you can see well over the Popular Terrace opposite and to the hills in the distance. The leg room is great with plenty of space between rows. However, do bear in mind that the stand is quite steep to walk up. Home and away fans in this stand are separated by some netting placed over the seats. The facilities are also generally good with a modern toilet block. The refreshments are served from a mobile catering unit, which alas does not offer and pies (although they are available in the home sections). Food on offer includes; Double Cheeseburgers (£4.50), Double Burgers (£4), Bacon Burgers (£4), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Beefburgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3) and Bacon Baps (£3). All in all a visit to Plainmoor is a good day out.

WHAT IS PLAINMOOR LIKE?

On one side is the Bristow's Bench Stand (named after a former Director of the Club). Opened in 2012 this modern, covered, all seated stand has a capacity of 1,750. It is a fairly simple looking affair, although it has windshields to either side situated below an elevated roof. The stand is raised above pitch level meaning that spectators have to climb a small staircase to enter it. Opposite is a newish, small covered terrace, called the Thatchers Popular Cider Terrace. It looks slightly odd, having a large television gantry perched on its roof.

At one end is the Family Stand, which is a neat, attractive, covered all-seater stand that has a capacity of 1,200. Differing from other clubs, the Directors Box is situated in this stand, rather than being on one side of the pitch. The other end is a small covered terrace, built in the year 2000 to replace a former open terrace and is normally used to house away fans. To one side of this stand is Police Control Box. Outside the ground behind the home end and next to the Club shop is a programme shop which is worth a look. In one corner of the ground in-between the away terrace and Popular side, is a large video screen. The ground is completed by a set of four traditional looking floodlight pylons.

WHERE TO DRINK?

The supporters club 'Boots & Laces' behind the main stand allows away supporters in and I found it quite pleasant and friendly. Neil Le Milliere a visiting Exeter supporter adds; 'The George Inn on Babbacombe Road, was extremely welcoming, both before and after the game. The pub is around a ten-minute walk away from the ground'. Located handily around the corner in Princes Street is the Hanburys Fish & Chip shop which has on occasion won national awards. Further on at the bottom of Princes Street, you will find the Buccaneer Inn. Not only a good pub serving St Austell Ales but outside the front of the pub you can also enjoy some great views along the coast. (There is also plenty of street parking available in this area). Also on Babbacombe Road is the Dog & Duck which welcomes away fans and also shows matches broadcast on SKY television.

DIRECTIONS AND CAR PARKING

At the end of the M5 follow the A38 and then turn left onto the A380. Then at the traffic lights bear left onto the A3022 towards Torquay. On reaching a large retail park on your left (including a Currys PC World) turn left at the traffic lights towards Babbacombe/Plainmoor. Go straight across at the next roundabout. On reaching a T-Junction, turn left and then go right at the mini roundabout onto Westhill Road. Continue along this for 3/4s of a mile as it becomes Warbro Road. The ground is on the right. Plenty of street parking is available in the local area.

Post Code for SAT NAV: TQ1 3PS

BY TRAIN


The Plainmoor ground is over two miles away from the main Torquay Railway Station and so a taxi (around £6-£7) may well be in order. Neil Le Milliere adds; 'Torre station (one stop before Torquay station but not all trains stop there) is closest to the ground. Walk up the hill opposite the station and its around a 20-25 minute walk.

If you have time on your hands then you can walk to the ground from Torquay station in around 40 minutes: On leaving the station turn left into Rathmore Road. Follow the road down crossing into Falkland Road. Proceed by way of Lucius Street and Tor Hill Road into Union Street. Take the St. Marychurch Road and climb the Hill towards Babbacombe then take the third turning on the right into Bronshill Road. The floodlights of Plainmoor will be visible after a few minutes on the left. Thanks to Myles Munsey for providing the directions.

TRAIN times and prices

Outward 10.04 London Paddington, change at Exeter Arrive Torquay £32.20 advance single (must be bought in advance)

Return 18.26 Torquay, change at Exeter arrive London Paddington 21.39 NO PRICES being shown at the moment

Tickets can bought on line at the following link:
https://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/serv...QY/180921/1000/dep/180921/1730/dep#returnJump

Note Prices with Advance Tickets are likely to increase nearer the time


BY COACH


We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games,

BLUES ON TOUR details will be published as soon as known

SHRIMPERS TRUST
. details will be published as soon as known


TICKETS


Ticket Information is now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

Details for the game away to Torquay United.

Blues supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online and either download their ticket to their phone or print it out. Tickets are on sale now.

Please note the Torquay turnstiles at Plainmoor are cashless and tickets must be purchased in advance of entering the turnstiles.


IMPORTANT: Away fans must click on the tab at the top of the page that says Change to Away so that they can select Block A of Bristow’s Bench.

Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 01803 328666 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Prices

StandAdultConcessions U18U7
Bristow’s Bench (A & B Block)£18£16£10FREE with a paying
Wollens Terrace £16£14£10FREE with a paying
Disabled supporters are allowed one carer helper admitted free of charge.

There are nine wheelchair bays and carers spaces available.

Torquay's Disability Liaison Officer is joanneh@torquayunited.com.

Away Ticket Priority Scheme

As Torquay are selling tickets themselves we will need YOUR help to ensure you receive the allocated points for this game.

To ensure supporters receive points please email tickets@southend-united.co.uk with the ticket confirmation email and the name(s) included if you've bought tickets for other fans.

Please note, the deadline to send the information through is 48 hours after the day of the game, for example the deadline for this game is Monday 20th September.
 
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DoDTS

The PL League Boss⭐
Joined
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Messages
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Location
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TICKETS

Ticket Information is now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

Details for the game away to Torquay United.

Blues supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online and either download their ticket to their phone or print it out. Tickets are on sale now.

Please note the Torquay turnstiles at Plainmoor are cashless and tickets must be purchased in advance of entering the turnstiles.


IMPORTANT: Away fans must click on the tab at the top of the page that says Change to Away so that they can select Block A of Bristow’s Bench.

Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 01803 328666 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Prices

StandAdultConcessions U18U7
Bristow’s Bench (A & B Block)£18£16£10FREE with a paying
Wollens Terrace £16£14£10FREE with a paying
Disabled supporters are allowed one carer helper admitted free of charge.

There are nine wheelchair bays and carers spaces available.

Torquay's Disability Liaison Officer is joanneh@torquayunited.com.

Away Ticket Priority Scheme

As Torquay are selling tickets themselves we will need YOUR help to ensure you receive the allocated points for this game.

To ensure supporters receive points please email tickets@southend-united.co.uk with the ticket confirmation email and the name(s) included if you've bought tickets for other fans.

Please note, the deadline to send the information through is 48 hours after the day of the game, for example the deadline for this game is Monday 20th September.
 

DoDTS

The PL League Boss⭐
Joined
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Messages
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BY COACH

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games,

BLUES ON TOUR

We are off to Torquay on Saturday 18th September.

Pick up points and times are:-

06.25 - Kent Elms.
Rayliegh Rd, opp Library bus stop
06.28 - Bell Public House,
A127 Bus stop East bound
06.32 - Blue Boar
(Bus stop opp Blue Boar pub, Victoria Ave)
06.37 - Palace Theatre bus stop
06.45 - Elms Public House bus stop
06.49 - Hadleigh (Woodfield Road) Bus stop
07.00 - Tarpots
(A13 London rd Bus Stop opposite Clare Road)
07.05 - Pitsea (Opp Aldi, London rd)
07.10 - Watermill (East Mane bus stop Opp Watermill PH)
07.15 - Fortune of War, Westbound lay-by just before FOW Jnc

Please ensure you are at your pick-up point 5 /10 minutes prior to these departure times.

You book - visit https://www.bluesontour.co.uk/ - go to "Coach Travel" and follow the links to the forum and post your pick up point there. First time users will need to register.

Payments are by Bank Transfer to .... TZ TRAVELZONE Sort Code - 23-05-80 Account - 15712279. Please ensure you put your name and TQ in the "reference" box.

SHRIMPERS TRUST

Members £35.00 - Non Members £40.00
Under 16 traveling with an adult £10.00​

ROOTS HALL​
07:00
The ELMS​
07:10
HADLEIGH CHURCH​
07:15
TARPOTS CORNER​
07:25
The WATERMILL​
07:40
FORTUNE of WAR​
07:45
 
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