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3 February 2023

Club News


3 February 2023

We're on the road for the second time in three days as we make the trip to face Portsmouth in Sky Bet League One.

The Reds picked up three points against Oxford United on Wednesday evening, looking to make it two wins out of two away from home on the south coast on Saturday.

Fratton Park has been the home of Portsmouth FC since their formation in 1898. Our last league meeting with Pompey came in February 2019, Daniel Stendel's side coming away with a credible 0-0 draw.

What is the address for Fratton Park?

The stadium is situated in Portsea Island at the following address:

Fratton Park,
44 Frogmore Rd,


Where will Reds fans be situated in the stadium?

Reds will be housed in the Milton End (East Stand) with turnstiles opening from 1:30pm on Saturday. There is no pay-on-the-day available.

There are no accessible toilets or catering facilities at ground level. Women’s toilets are situated by the turnstile of entry. The men's toilets can be found 18 steps up leading to the seats. The food kiosks are behind the end serving a selection of snacks and soft drinks.  Due to the kisoks being in view of the pitch, no alcohol is available.

Where can Reds supporters find matchday parking?

There is limited parking around the stadium and the surrounding streets due to matchday parking restrictions. There is an official Portsmouth FC car park which can be found on Anson Road (P04 8SX). Spaces are priced at £10 per car, £5 for those with a valid blue badge. This must be booked in advance through Pompey's e-ticketing site.

There is also parking available at Milton Cross School (PO3 6RB) for £6 per car. This is behind the Milton End of the stadium on Milton Road, approximately a 15 minute walk from Fratton Park. The car park opens two hours before the game and is locked for an hour afterwards. There are limited spaces on a first come basis so arriving early is advised.

How far is the nearest railway station to Fratton Park?

The stadium is served by Fratton station, around a ten-minute walk from the stadium. Supporters will need to cross the far footbridge over to Platform 1 to exit the station. Once outside, another footbridge to the left will take you back over to Goldsmith Avenue. Turn left and walk for approximately 7 minutes.  After crossing the road, carry on left and Fratton Park will be visible on your right. 

What is the weather forecast for the match on Saturday?


The gaffer's thoughts


"They're a big team," he began. "Everyone knows the support that Portsmouth have, they back the team no matter what. The new manager has gone in, had a bit of a bounce. They've got good players, they have been underachieving. I think that's why there's been a change of manager. The one thing that hasn't changed, the players haven't become bad players. We need to go down and show the same resilience, same determination, same togetherness - add a bit of quality and hopefully we can go and get another positive result."

Opposition view


“I went to watch them against Oxford on Wednesday night and they’re an excellent side – they thoroughly deserved the victory," the Pompey boss told the Portsmouth FC website.

“They’re well drilled and Michael Duff has them playing some excellent football. After coming down from the Championship, they’re looking to push straight back up.”

We look forward to seeing you in the away end on the south coast cheering the Reds on loud and proud!


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