Following the postponement of the match with Charlton on November 17, Portsmouth FC can announce that our Remembrance commemoration will now take place on Tuesday, November 13 ahead of the fixture with Tottenham Hotspur U21 in the Checkatrade Trophy (7.45pm kick-off).
This decision has been taken after consultation with the Royal British Legion and the Pompey Pals charity, with whom the club have been working for eight months on this project.
Initially, the club’s commemoration of the centenary of the ending of the Great War was pencilled in for October 27 or November 3, but a quirk of the fixture list gave the Blues away matches on both those Saturdays, meaning the event was switched to November 17.
An away FA Cup draw on the weekend of November 10 left the club with no other options, given the next home league game is not until the end of the month.
Both the RBL and Pompey Pals understand the club’s position and fully support the decision that has been taken.
All parties, who have put significant effort into the planning of the event, are hugely disappointed the commemoration cannot take place on a Saturday fixture with a full Fratton Park.
Agreement has also been secured with the EFL and Tottenham to designate the match a ‘Tickets for Troops’ game, with complimentary tickets available for active and former service personnel.
In addition, 50 per cent of Pompey’s net profit from this game will be donated to the RBL, who will also be holding a bucket collection pre-match and at another home league fixture later in the season.
More details of the ‘Tickets for Troops’ scheme and how to apply for these tickets will be announced in the near future.
Tickets for the game are on sale now from the Pompey ticket office or online here.