Earlier in the summer, Portsmouth Football Club announced a multi-million pound redevelopment of Fratton Park.
Significant investment has been made in the stadium over recent years, but there have continued to be major challenges to meet ever tightening health and safety regulations.
The current works will address all safety issues and provide improved access, new seats, increased concourse areas, new concession facilities, new electrical infrastructures and the provision of accessible facilities for disabled supporters in all four stands.
The works over the next three years will also see the redevelopment of the Milton End, increasing Fratton Park’s capacity to a permanent 20,000+.
This will, however, unfortunately mean that some season ticket holders in the North and South Stands have to be relocated to a different seat during the 2021/22 campaign as their seats are impacted due to safety reasons.
But the club are working hard to ensure that supporters can enjoy a more comfortable matchday experience at a future-proofed Fratton Park for many years to come.
We would like to thank all fans for their continued understanding and patience while these vital works progress.
Why am I being relocated from my usual seat?
As well as the redevelopment works, there are a number of seats that cannot be sold for a variety of safety reasons.
We are working hard with all parties concerned in order to hopefully take some remedial actions in the hope of making some of these seats available again during the 2021/22 season.
The stadium works will also ensure that these safety issues are addressed, with new seats being installed in both the North and South Stands, while the latter will also be reprofiled.
Supporters who are affected have been contacted directly by the ticket office with more details on how to relocate, while some may be contacted to move seats from midway through the season if located in the North Lower.
What happens if my regular seat becomes available again?
If your regular seat becomes available during the season, you will be contacted directly by the ticket office and given the option to move back.
What happens if I have to relocate to a different seat midway through the season?
This will only likely affect those in the North Stand Lower and the club would look to move supporters in sections for limited games at a time before they are able move back to their regular position once the new seats are fitted.
How many seats are currently unavailable due to health and safety reasons?
There are a number of seats currently unavailable due to the stadium works programme in the North Stand, South Stand and Milton End, bringing the total current capacity to approximately 16,500.
As part of the redevelopment works plan, we anticipate being able to reinstate seats incrementally in order to maximise the stadium capacity and accommodate as many Pompey fans as we can as soon as possible.
What happens if some people in my group need to be relocated, but others do not?
The ticket office will work to relocate you in a group to ensure that friends and family members can still sit together.
What is the best way to relocate my seat?
Season ticket holders who need to relocate to a different seat have been contacted directly and will be able to select a new seat by logging into their eticketing account.
If you need to relocate in a group and want to ensure that everyone stays together, please contact the ticket office by calling 0345 646 1898 (option one) or visiting the Anson Road ticket office. These options are available between 9am and 5.30pm from Monday-Friday from Thursday, August 5.
What happens to my seat if I choose not to upgrade my flexi-season ticket to a full season ticket?
Supporters will still be able to purchase tickets on a match-by-match basis during the 2021/22 season and are guaranteed the right to retain their regular seat for the 2022/23 campaign.