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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.

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Many thanks for your support

The FFC Team




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Date:Monday June 11 2007

Time: 5:07PM

Your Comments

They should close the ground altogether!
dazza71
After the council sell yours you will wish you had there ground to play in Fecking Dirty Scum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dicksy
i think all grounds should have some are for standing
Super-Leeds
They had long enough to sort it out, so i dont erally have any sympathy for them, its not like they didnt have any money, they got promoted
pandapops
good news for Plymouth, they have managed to sort out some temporary seating for the mayflower terrace, this should certainly prevent the closure and allow for them to continue making money from it, i miss the terraces sitting down just isnt the same imo
pandapops
Bring back standing and the atmosphere to the grounds!!
will it ever happen
 

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