Information for travelling supporters heading to Fratton Park tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
Fratton Park is a traditional looking ground. Both side stands are two tiered and originally had terracing at the front, which has now been replaced with seating. The South Stand dates back to 1925.
Although showing its age in parts, it has plenty of character with an old fashioned looking media gantry perched on its roof and raised team dugouts at its front.
Both the North & South Stands are two tiered and have a number of supporting pillars.
At one end is the Fratton End, which is a more modern single tiered stand that was opened in 1997. It is of a good size and is the tallest stand at the ground. The seating in this stand contains an outline resembling a former player, Jimmy Dickinson, who still holds the record for the most club appearances.
Opposite is the recently covered Milton End, which is all seated. Part of this stand is given to away fans. On one corner of this stand by the away supporters is a Police Control Box that also has a large video screen perched upon its roof.
The ground is completed with a superb looking set of tall floodlights that were first used in 1962.
Away fans are housed on one side of the Milton End. If demand requires it, then the whole of this end can be allocated, raising the allocation to 3,200 seats. There are some supporting pillars along the front of the stand that may impede your view. Entrance to the stand is gained by inserting your ticket into a bar code reader.
The Good Companion pub, which is on the main A2030 about a five minute walk away from the ground, is a large pub serving real ales and has a good mix of home and away support.
On Milton Road, close to the ground is the Brewers Arms which is popular with away fans. Close by is the Milton Arms. This pub also has the added advantages of showing the early televised kick off match on a huge screen and also serves food.
About a mile away from the ground, on Fawcett Road, is the Red, White and Blue. To reach the pub, you just head west from the ground, towards the Fratton Railway Station, along Goldsmith Avenue. Just past the station, you reach a roundabout - and Fawcett Road is immediately on your left'.
Travelling by road
Go along the M27 (ignoring the M275 turn off for Portsmouth town centre) and continue on to the A27. At the junction with the A2030 turn right towards Southsea/Fratton and just continue straight along the A2030 and eventually you will see the ground in front of you, just slightly to your left.
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Travelling by train
The nearest local railway station is Fratton, which is around half a mile, or a ten minute walk away from the Fratton Park ground. It is served by trains from London Waterloo. Portsmouth & Southsea which is the main train station located in Portsmouth is located just over one a half miles away or at least a 25-30 minute walk to the ground.which is a ten minute walk away. Portsmouth train station is at least a 25 minute walk away.
On arrival at Fratton by train you pass the ground on the left. Fratton station has a footbridge as the only way out. At the top of the stairs from the platform turn left onto the footbridge and exit into Goldsmith Avenue. (Note that if the gate on the footbridge is closed you need to turn right on the footbridge and exit via Platform 1, turn left as you exit the station, walk 30 metres and go back over the footbridge to Goldsmith Avenue.)
Turn left along Goldsmith Avenue and walk about half a mile passing straight around a small roundabout (by the Pompey Centre). Then Turn Left into Frogmore Road and the entrance to the Fratton End and South Stands is 100m ahead. For the Milton End stay on Goldsmith Avenue for another 100m and turn left into Apsley Road. The entrances to the Milton End are 100m ahead.
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(via football ground guide)