On The Road Again: Torquay United


Saturday, 24th August, 2019

Plainmoor Stadium, Torquay: kick off 17.20pm


From our own STADIA section, useful travel details to the English riviera…

Torquay United

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.


Away Fans
Bristow’s Bench (Seating): Adults £15, Over 65’s/Students  £11, Under 18’s £7, Under 7’s Free*
Riviera Rentals Stand (Terrace)  Adults £13, Over 65’s/Students £11, Under 18’s £7, Under 7’s Free*

* Must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Having missed Solihull and Woking, this will be my first Shots away game of the season and it will hopefully follow that heroic victory over FC Halifax.

Donkeys years ago Torquay United (as fellow fifty-somethings will remember), used to play their home fixtures on a Saturday evening with a 7.30pm kick-off so a game at tea-time (5.20pm) doesn’t seem that unusual.


However, living on the south coast and travelling by train and needing two or three station changes means the four-hour journey back from Torquay the same evening is unlikely so, hotel needed.

These chains Premier Inns and Travelodge always advertise rooms around £30 and of course it never amounts to that; apparently they get round this by having one or two rooms at that price that are immediately snapped up so the causual punter will always be disappointed.

Shop around.


Room reserved. Rail travel…


With the planned club travel coach cancelled, my guess is that most Shots fans will be travelling by car or train but even so, making this post and similar ones in the future can prove helpful.


Also for travelling fans. from TUFC’s website:

Visiting Plainmoor

Plainmoor Stadium is situated in St. Marychurch, a suburb of Torquay and is within walking distance of Torquay town centre.

Travel Links

By Train: Torre Station is the nearest rail stop to Plainmoor. There is then a 20-25 minute walk for those wanting a slightly challenging journey to Plainmoor.

By Car: The new South Devon Link Road has aided fans getting to Plainmoor. It runs from Newton Abbot to Torquay and is a much-needed improvement for home and away fans.

By Taxi: Do you want a reliable taxi firm to take the strain? Club sponsor Torbay Taxis can take some of the stress away from your travel to and from the ground. Call Torbay Taxis: 01803 211611

Ticket Office

Fans wanting to pay by card will need to visit the TUFC ticket office before kick-off. The office is situated on the side of the ground where you will also find Plainmoor Swimming Pool.

On this side of the club you will also find main reception and match day reception.

Main Reception

If you book for a pre-match meal then you will enter through our designated corporate hospitality entrance to gain access to our No.10s Restaurant. Your meal ticket will be checked by a steward before you walk up some stairs and turn left to enjoy your meal.

Match Day Reception

Match day reception is where members of the press, officials, and match day staff enter.

Riviera Rentals Away Turnstile (Standing & Seating, Away Fans Only)

Our turnstiles for away fans is situated just off Warbro Road, with a slight walk down a quiet lane. Turnstiles are cash only (see ticket office for card payments).