Fratton Park is the home stadium of
Portsmouth F.C., and is situated in the English city-port of
Capacity - 20,200 (all seated)
Opened - 1898
Pitch size - 115 x 73 yards
The stadium currently has four stands, all seated. The pitch
runs from east to west. The largest and most modern stand, at
the ground's eastern end, is named after the current first team
sponsor (currently Ty Europe). Along either side of the pitch
are the North and South stands, both of which are two-tiered. At
the western end is the Milton End, by far the smallest stand,
and the only one without a roof. This stand is given over to
The ground has been home to the club throughout its entire
history, and despite improvements is showing signs of age.
Therefore at the end of the 2003/04 season, having consolidated
their Premier League status, plans to develop a new stadium on
the adjacent disused rail-freight depot site were drawn up and
These plans were superceded by a new plan to redevelop, more or
less on the existing site, but realigning the pitch 90 degrees
to accommodate a larger capacity, ultimately 35,000, funded in
part by a "Pompey Village" luxury residential project on the
adjacent site. Work on the stadium is due to commence in March
2005 and the staged development should have reached the 28,000
stage by season 2006/07.
When completed, the new stadium will have a capacity of 35,000,
and will also feature hotels, restaurants and shopping areas, in
a luxury 'Pompey Village' site.
The stadium has been floodlight since 1962.