Fratton Park

Fratton Park

Key facts

Club: Portsmouth FC | Opening: 1898 | Capacity: 21,178 seats

History and description

Fratton Park has been the home of Portsmouth since they were founded in 1898. The first match at the ground was a friendly between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Fratton Park took shape in the 1920s when a new main stand designed by Archibald Leitch opened. The stadium got further developed in the 1930s when a new stand opened on the other side.

The stadium recorded its highest attendance of 51,385 in 1949 during an FA Cup fixture with Derby County.

Fratton Park hardly changed in the following decades until in 1997 the Fratton End stand got demolished and replaced by a new all-seater stand. The only change since has been the installation of a roof over the Milton End.

In the last two decades, Portsmouth have investigated various options to either redevelop Fratton Park, or build a complete new stadium all together. Multiple plans have been presented, but all failed to materialise due to various reasons. No major changes are currently expected due to the precarious financial situation of the club.

Getting there

Fratton Park is located in the east of Portsmouth at just over a mile from Portsmouth’s city centre.

The stadium is a 10-minute walk away from rail station Fratton. Very frequent trains run from Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour rail stations in Portsmouth’s centre to Fratton. The journey only takes a few minutes. Most trains arriving in Portsmouth also stop at Fratton.

If coming by car, make your way to the A27, which runs north of the city and connects with the M27 in the west and A3 in the east. Exit at the junction for the A2030 toward Portsmouth/Central Southsea and take the A2030 toward Fratton. Follow the A2030 into the city. The stadium will become visible in front of you and signs will guide you further. There is only limited parking in the area around Fratton Park.

Address: Frogmore Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8RA

Tickets

Tickets for Portsmouth games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 844 847 1898, or at the ticket office at Fratton Park.

Tickets cost £20.00 for all stands.

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Relevant Internet links

Portsmouthfc.co.uk – Official website of Portsmouth FC.
Visitportsmouth.co.uk – Portsmouth tourist information.
Nationalrail.co.uk – Check train times and fares.

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