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Plainmoor, Torquay

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Plainmoor is an association football stadium located in the Plainmoor suburb of Torquay, Devon. Since 1921, the stadium has been the home of Torquay United Football Club, who currently compete in the National League. For advertising reasons the stadium is currently called "The Launa Windows Stadium".HistoryAt the time of Torquay United's formation in 1899, Plainmoor was the home of Torquay Athletic Rugby Football Club. In 1904, the rugby club secured the lease of the Recreation Ground, where United had been playing, and United's Torquay and District League rivals Ellacombe moved into the vacated site at Plainmoor, leaving United homeless.In 1910 United merged with Ellacombe to become Torquay Town. Ellacombe’s Plainmoor ground became the home of the new club, and the shared home of local rivals Babbacombe.Torquay Town and Babbacombe finally merged and became Torquay United (again) in 1921. In 1927 United were elected into Division Three South of the Football League.A new wooden grandstand costing £150 was erected for United’s inaugural season in the Football League; it had previously stood at Buckfastleigh Racecourse, where its twin can still be seen today. The roof of the stand was blown off during a gale in 1930.Very little changed for the next fifty years as the ground saw generations of supporters move through its turnstiles. During the 1954/55 season over 21,000 fans watched Torquay’s 0-1 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town. The same season also saw United become one of the first lower division clubs to introduce floodlights to their ground.
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  • I do like this stadium- a mixture of classic and modern stadia in the middle of the town with a distinct West Country feel. Good food and a really good club shop open on non match days. Choice of seat...  more »
  • Good ground although parking can be difficult due to narrow nearby streets. One stand is very impressive.  more »
  • Visited as an away fan and made to feel very welcome. A nice ground with a good atmosphere. The ground is quite high up and the wind was very bracing which did interfere with the game at times.  more »
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  • Very good nice atmosphere and good service too
  • For lower level football this is a great stadium
  • Great club. Very friendly. Lots of passion. Real football supported by and played by real peope
  • The home of live football, great atmosphere
  • Great pace

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