Work to start this month
Work is due to commence later this month on developing a new club car park behind the north stand in Anson Road – and fans are being warned to expect disruption.
The scheme is part of the deal which saw planning permission granted for a new Tesco superstore on land currently used by the club for its main car park.
As a part of the deal, Pompey will get a new car park built off Anson Road, as well as an undisclosed seven-figure sum towards future stadium improvements.
Contractors will start work on the first phase of the development – creating the new club car park – on November 24.
Fans will still be able to access Fratton Park via Anson Road on foot, although this route will be reduced and there will also be restrictions on car parking until the work is complete.
The club currently use land behind the Fratton End as a main car park and off Anson Road for additional matchday car parking.
How this will affect fans over the next few weeks:
- December 13 v Accrington: Main car park open only
- December 26 v Wimbledon and January 3 v Tranmere: Anson Road and main car park open
- January 17 v Burton: Anson Road car park open only
Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to fans by the works, but in the long run the deal is of great benefit to the club.
“We will keep fans informed via the official website and local media as the work progresses.”