Decision made after discussions with Portsmouth City Council
Following discussions with Portsmouth City Council, that have taken place over the last few months and are still ongoing, Pompey's capacity has been temporarily set at 18,200 for Saturday’s fixture with Oxford United.
The temporary capacity reduction is a legacy of the past lack of maintenance and investment in infrastructure at Fratton Park.
Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “Although this is naturally disappointing news, it's important that supporters are aware we have worked tirelessly behind the scenes with Portsmouth City Council for the last three months to actually get the capacity to the figure that has been set for the Oxford fixture.
“I must stress that this is a temporary reduction and that we are already in the process of preparing a robust schedule of works to enable us to once again increase our capacity up to previous levels.
“The safety and security of supporters at Fratton Park has, and always will be, our primary concern.”
One area that has led to the temporary reduction is the effect of uneven terrace step heights in emergency evacuation areas.
The club are working around the clock to make more seats available and fans should keep checking this website and Pompey’s official social media channels for more details.
It is also still possible to buy a season ticket and see every game until close of business on Wednesday.