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FFC on terracing closure.

FFC on terracing closure.

Dear Football fan

Survey on the closure of the Mayflower Terrace, Plymouth Argyle

Reports out today say that Plymouth Argyle have been told to close the Mayflower Terrace in front of the main grandstand at Home Park.

The club were given three years grace after winning promotion to the Championship in 2003-2004, but that has now elapsed.

Regulations insist that all Championship clubs must have all-seater stadia unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The club say that the closure comes despite strong representations to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport that the terracing should remain open, stating:

"Secretary of State Tessa Jowell pointed out that, even without the terracing, we would still have had sufficient seating to accommodate more than our average home gate. This, ultimately, appears to have been a persuasive influence on their decision."

George Michael and Elton John are playing concerts at Home Park this summer and tickets are available to concert goers to stand on the pitch.

We are running a short survey to find out fans reaction across the country, whether you are for, or against the closure, we would like to hear from as many people as possible.

Click here to Have Your Say

Many thanks for your support

The FFC Team


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday June 11 2007
Time: 5:06PM

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i Dont like the idea of full seating. When we go to a rugby league game here, i love standing on the hill with the rest of the red and white army (my beloved St George Dragons). I feel for the guys
sasman
12/06/2007 05:39:00
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thank you
philking12
13/06/2007 19:33:00
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well its got to be said they certainly had long enough to sort this mess out. Its silly really. I will miss the terraces too as it isnt the same sitting down to a match, but it has to be done after hillsborough
pandapops
22/06/2007 12:07:00
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good news guys, they have sorted this issue out at last, they hve got some temporary seating in place :)
pandapops
22/06/2007 12:08:00
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