1. Portsmouth FC, also known as Pompey, is a professional football club based in Portsmouth, England that was founded in 1898.

2. Fratton Park is the club's home stadium, has a capacity of around 20,800 and Portsmouth have been based there since 1899.

3. Portsmouth's main rivalry is with Southampton who are only 19 miles further down the coast to the west. Due to being in different divisions they haven't played each other frequently. Other rivals include Plymouth Argyle.

4. Portsmouth won the FA Cup in 2008 beating Cardiff City in the final at Wembley Stadium 1-0. The attendance was 89,874. They were runners-up in the 2010 FA Cup final at Wembley losing to Chelsea 1-0.

5. The record for most goals scored in a single season is held by Guy Whittingham. He scored 47 in the 1992/93 season.

Home of Portsmouth FC

Opened 1899

Capacity 20,620

Rating: 4.5

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Fratton Park, nestled in the heart of a charming neighbourhood, proved to be a delightful destination for any football enthusiast. The stadium's location adds to its appeal, situated in a nice neighbourhood that enhances the overall matchday experience. During my visit, ongoing building work was evident, showcasing Portsmouth Football Club's commitment to continuous improvement. The efforts to enhance and modernize the stadium were apparent, reflecting a dedication to providing fans with an upgraded and comfortable environment. The friendly staff at Fratton Park played a pivotal role in making the visit memorable. Their warm welcome and willingness to share insights about the ongoing developments and the club's history added a personal touch to the experience. The guided tour provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of the stadium, further enriching the visit. While the construction work hinted at exciting changes to come, the existing charm of Fratton Park and the positive interactions with the staff left a lasting impression. For Portsmouth FC supporters or football enthusiasts in general, a visit to Fratton Park offers a blend of history, community, and the promise of an even more impressive stadium in the future.
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a month ago
Love Fratton Park from the ground the refurbishment that has been done, with safe standing areas. The security stewards the food and drink bars are all really polite and friendly. We enjoy going to every game to watch our team. The atmosphere is the best and we love the fans singing .
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a week ago
Came here for a stadium tour my sons 16th birthday present. Learnt a lot more about the club and Jack loved it obviously being a Pompey Fan. Colin was a great tour guide and a serious fan. Had great banter with him as me and my other son Charlie are Man Utd fans.
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4 months ago
Watching my first game at Fratton Park was an exhilarating experience. The vibrant atmosphere, passionate fans, and electrifying energy made it truly unforgettable. Supporting my partner's team added an extra layer of excitement, as we cheered and celebrated together. Fratton Park is a football haven that creates lifelong memories. ⚽️🏟️
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6 months ago
One of the country's oldest & best known stadia, undergoing extensive improvement, to introduce for example Safe Standing areas on terraces & disabled changing facilities. A favourite ground to visit as it always has an excellent atmosphere. 19,052 there for a Monday evening match - not bad for league one - though everyone was there to see visiting Bolton Wanderers naturally 😉 It's a football ground, so expect queues, crowds and spilled beer!
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2 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Fratton Park is built in a traditional English style with four separate stands of varied designs and sizes and arranged closely around the four sides of the football pitch. The pitch measures 115 x 73 yards, and is aligned from east to west, which is considered unusual in English football, as most other pitches are orientated north to south to maximise natural sunlight.

The stadium has a current (reduced) capacity for 19,669 supporters,
[16] although it has had a much larger maximum capacity for 58,000 supporters after the construction of the North Stand in 1935. Fratton Park's record attendance is 51,385, reached in an FA Cup quarter-final match vs Derby County, on 26 February 1949, in which Portsmouth won 2–1.

The four stands in Fratton Park are named 
The North Stand (north), The South Stand (south), The Milton End (east) and The Fratton End (west). Before the reconstruction of the 4,500 seat Fratton End in 1997, the previously unseated terraced stands of the old Fratton End, Lower North Terrace and Milton End were conjoined as one contiguous terrace for much of Fratton Park's twentieth century history.[17][18]

Along the northern touchline of the pitch is the two-tier North Stand, the largest stand in Fratton Park. The North Stand (including Lower North Terrace) was rebuilt and reopened as a full standing stand on 7 September 1935, increasing Fratton Park's maximum capacity to 58,000 supporters. However, the stadium capacity was reduced when 4,226 seats were fitted to the upper North Stand terrace in 1951. The lower North Terrace was also fitted with seats in 1996. A new roof extension, supported by steel columns, was added from the front of the North Stand in 1997 and extended over the North Terrace (previously uncovered) to the pitch touchline. The North Stand turnstiles are accessed from Milton Lane. A gravel surfaced car park is a recent addition to the rear of the North Stand. The current 'Pompey Shop' merchandise shop and ticket office are located directly behind the North Stand car park in Anson Road.

The current South Stand has two tiers and was opened on 29 August 1925 and is currently the oldest stand in Fratton Park. It replaced an earlier and smaller South Stand (known as The Grand Stand) that existed on the site between 1899 and 1925. The current 1925 South Stand was designed by the famed Scottish architect 
Archibald Leitch. The entrance to the South Stand is in Frogmore Road and is notable for its mock Tudor façade, which is a remnant of a grand mock Tudor pavilion structure - with a clock tower - that previously occupied the site from 1905 before the current South Stand was built in 1925.

At the eastern end of Fratton Park is the Milton End, the smallest stand. The original Milton End was built in 1905 and was known as the Spion Kop, and was enlarged to its current size in 1949. Infamously, the Milton End was the only roofless stand in the 
Premier League, before a roof was added before the 2007–08 season. The Milton End is used by visiting 'away' supporters, with turnstiles in an alleyway named Specks Lane, directly behind the Milton End.

At the western end of Fratton Park is the single tier 4,500 seat Fratton End, which first opened on 31 October 1997 and is the newest and tallest stand in Fratton Park. The Fratton End also had an official opening ceremony on 4 April 1998, timed to coincide with a home match that was one day before the centennial anniversary of Portsmouth F.C. on 5 April 1998. The current Fratton End replaced an earlier two-tier Fratton End built in 1956, which had its upper tier demolished in 1986 for structural reasons. The remaining lower tier of the Fratton End was demolished eleven seasons later in 1997 to clear the land for the building of the current Fratton End stand in 1997. The Fratton End turnstiles are accessed from Frogmore Road.

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