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Pompey Partner With First Solent

Match tickets can be won as part of deal

10 August 2023

Solent First

Portsmouth FC are delighted to announce that First Solent, by First South, have come on board as an official club partner for the 2023/24 campaign.

As a long-term operator of bus services in Portsmouth, the new partnership marks First Solent‘s commitment to serving the community it operates in.

They will work with the club to encourage supporters to make use of public transport and provide a sustainable way to travel to games at Fratton Park. Fans will be able to use First South’s No.1 service as a direct link to Fratton Park.

The partnership further cements First Solent’s commitment to Portsmouth and its surrounding areas, with an investment in 62 electric buses to serve the city by March 2024 and a new ‘super depot’ planned for Hilsea.

To celebrate the partnership, First Solent are giving away matchday tickets throughout the 2023/24 season. Click here or follow on Twitter (@FirstPortsmouth) and Facebook (First Bus Solent) to see how you can be in with a chance of winning.

"Their service is integral to connecting our supporters with unforgettable experiences at Fratton Park."

Mark Judges

First Bus South managing director Simon Goff said: “We have a proud history of serving the local community in Portsmouth and we’re delighted to partner with Portsmouth FC, which forms an integral part of the city’s culture, economy, and community.

“Working with the club allows us to further our role as a responsible bus operator, making a positive impact to our customers and local people.

“Our partnership will allow us to reach a wider audience to further encourage people to choose public transport as their preferred method of travel, especially on matchdays.”

Portsmouth FC director of sales Mark Judges said: “We are excited to welcome First South as an official partner of Portsmouth Football Club – an organisation which has a positive impact on our supporters’ matchday experience.

“Their service is integral to connecting our supporters with unforgettable experiences at Fratton Park and we look forward to working together throughout the season.”

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