English Football League (EFL) League One side, Plymouth Argyle Football Club (PAFC), and Club Chairman, James Brent, have spoken of their excitement after Plymouth City Council (PCC) gave the ‘Greens’ the green light for the development of Home Park’s Mayflower grandstand.
A PCC planning committee meeting on December 14 resulted in permission being granted for the proposed development of Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s (PAFC) Home Park stadium and some of its surrounds.
The development will provide the Club with: a refurbished grandstand (the New Mayflower Grandstand); new players facilities; new offices and classroom; new bars; retail and ticketing functions; and a conference and banqueting facility. Seating capacity will be increased to around 18,600 in stage one and to more than 20,000 in stage two.
The wider development includes: a new international size ice-rink; a hotel; a gym; offices; and restaurants. It is expected to employ 400 additional people once completed and more during the construction phase.
Brent paid tribute to his Co-Owner and Vice-Chairman, Simon Hallett, and his wife, Jane, who are funding both the New Mayflower Grandstand and the conferencing/banqueting facilities. He also thanked to the Club’s supporters who have been involved in the consultation process about the new grandstand, the staff at Home Park, and his Akkeron Group colleagues and professional team who have helped the plans come to fruition.