Work to improve stadium and training ground
Following extensive infrastructure and improvement works undertaken at both Fratton Park and training ground during the summer break, Portsmouth FC would like to give fans an update on the current status of the project.
- Toilets: Progressing well. South Stand refurbishments should be all but completed for the first fixture, with the rest of the stadium due for completion during home fixture breaks over the coming weeks. Hot water installation on course for August 8 completion, with the rest of the stadium due for installation during August.
- Fratton Park pitch: Secondary drainage system installed over the summer and early indications following rainfall are positive.
- Training ground pitches: Secondary drainage system installed over the summer and early indications following rainfall are positive.
- New floodlight system: Ordered and due to be installed following the Capital One Cup fixture against Derby.
- Frogmore/Carisbrooke Road entrance: Extensive renovation works on course to be completed for the first game of the season, including roof, fascia refurbishment and new windows and guttering.
- Corporate Lounges: All completely refurbished and due to be completed (branding, etc) during the first month of the season.
- Training ground facilities: Internal improvements and changes including new ‘common’/analysis area and branding throughout. We have penned in some dates for supporters to view during open days in September, which will be announced in due course.
- General maintenance: Ongoing, including revamp of tunnel and dug-out areas, etc.
- Stadium capacity: South Stand re-profile of exit routes completed, with North Stand awaiting planning approval. Once complete a new application to further increase capacity will be made. The current capacity stands at 18,524, up from 18,204 last season.
- Rebranding: Extensive works well underway and will be ongoing during the season.
- PA system: Comprehensive close season PA system audit undertaken, with work to be implemented during the season.
Portsmouth FC would like to thank all supporters for their patience and understanding while these necessary improvements remain ongoing as the season commences.