Portsmouth FC - Fratton Park
Fratton Park has an all seated capacity of just over 20,000 and have been Portsmouth's home since 1899. The more vociferous fans tend to be found in the Fratton End, behind one of the goals. This stand is the only one of the 4 that offers unobstructed views throughout. Both the North and South Stands are very old and tired looking two tiered affairs with a number of pillars across the middle of both stands. There are two supporting pillars in the Milton End but both toward the centre of the stand so views are generally ok from here.
Visiting supporters are situated on the north stand side of the Milton end behind one of the goals where approximately 2,100 fans can be accommodated. The new roof over the stand means that travelling fans are able to make a lot more noise than they used to. The views are generally very good although there are supporting pillars that may impede your view of the action slightly. Facilities are generally very good and not over priced whilst leg room is rather tight.
Fratton Park seating plan:
Where To Drink
Away fans are given a warm welcome in the Connaught Arms. This pub is located on the intersection with Penhale Road and Guildford Road about a ten minute walk from Fratton Station. Take the exit from Platform 1 at Fratton Station. Take a left turn facing North. Take the first right then first right again into Walmer Road. Take the second left down Walmer Road after about 200m, into Guildford Road. The Connaught is on the right after another 200m or so opposite a newsagent. The beer is excellent and the pasties are definitely worth a try.
There's a McDonalds and a KFC behind the Fratton End, between the ground and B&Q. If you fancy a curry, head for the Albert Rd area of Southsea, near the Kings Theatre, an old 'Matcham' theatre, currently being renovated. There are many pubs and curry houses to choose from in the area.
Parking is available along nearby roads with the best bet being the A2030. If you arrive early enough you'll get a space near to the ground and an easy get away for afterwards. Even if you're only getting to the area about half an hour before kick off you'll still have time to find a space and make the walk into the stadium.
Also along the A2030 you'll find a couple of secure private car parks charging approximately £5 per car. There are a few of these in the local area that charge varying rates so if that's your port of call, cherry pick the safest looking and best priced.
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The nearest / closest train station to Portsmouth's Fratton Park Stadium is Fratton. Come up off the platform onto the footbridge and turn left, you will see Fratton Park to your left behind B&Q.
Turn left off the footbridge along Goldsmith Avenue, with the railway on your left. After a few minutes walk you will see the ground. The away end, the Milton End, is the far end of the ground.
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