This is Plainmoor, home to Torquay United FC. The Ground is situated about a 25 minutes walk away from the Town centre and is easily accessable with buses running very frequently and lots of Tax firms for the non walker. The atmosphere is family friendly however to avoid children hearing stronger language then i would advise to purchase tickets for the seating areas and not the terraces. The overall outlook of the groud is Small but tidy, there are two small terrace stands, the home terrace, more affectionately known as 'The Popside' can hold between about 1400-1750 fans. The away terrace behind one of the goals can hold around 1200 fans. The catering in the popside are reasonably priced and have a good selection of refreshments to cater for all age groups.
Behind the other goal sits the Family stand, a reletively tidy stand with easy access to the club house "Boots & Laces" and exits after the game. The seating has been replaced this season after new investment and the stand looks as good as new so its well worth a ticket if you like second half goal mouth action, as Torquay attack the away end after half time.
Last but not least is the new stand opposite the popside, called "Bristows Bench" .. opened officially in August 2012 after just of a full season of knocking down the old Grandstand and building this magnificent new stand, the wait has been well worth it! it towers over the rest of the ground and it really shows that the board and everyone associated with the club wants the team to go places with this £2M investment. The views are great, there is plenty of leg room there is space for the disabled however for abled bodies i advise to sit near the front if you dont like steep steps :) its an awesome stand considering the team have a playing budget considered to be in the bottom 6 of the 92 FL Clubs.
As for the general atmosphere, the Torquay Singers tend to stand in the middle of the popside by the halfway line, however when local rivals come down, i.e Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol Rovers, they tend to move down the popside closer to the away end for banter. The accoustics in plainmoor are good however the feel between fans is that not enough join in! out of a crowd of 2500-4000 on matchdays, there is very rarely more than 100-200 singing, if that. This is due to the majority of fans being older or just young Children which makes for a brilliant family day/night out but not if you want a few beers and a sing with the gang, i advise away games for that.
So there you have a brief description of Torquay United and its home, enjoy.
COYY!!! (Come On You Yellows)
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