Fratton Park (capacity 21,000)
Portsmouth have played at Fratton Park since they were formed in 1898, and it remains one of the most characterful stadiums in the country. The Main Stand was designed by well known football Architect Archibald Leitch, and was described as an “Ornate Pavillion complete with Clocktower”, which is similar to Fulham’s Craven Cottage.
The Fratton End was opened in 1997 and is the most modern of the stands in the stadium, as well as the tallest. The seats have the outline of Jimmy Dickinson, the player with most appearances for the club. The North and South Stands are both two tiered, while the Milton End was once the only roofless stand in the Premier League.
Away fans visiting Fratton Park are located in the Milton End. There is a typical allocation of around 1,400 but if there is demand, the whole of the stand can be allocated which raises the allocation to around 2,800.
The car park at the stadium is reserved for home fans, which means visiting supporters are left with the choice of either street parking which is generally available due to a lack of parking restrictions near the stadium, or a matchday car park.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Fratton Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Miltoncross Academy||PO3 6RB||£6||1.0km||There is a matchday car park at Miltoncross Academy, which is around a 10 minute walk from Fratton Park. This is patrolled during the match so your car will be secure.|
|Velder Avenue Matchday Car Park||PO4 8RT||£5||0.7km||There is also a matchday car park on the corner of Velder Avenue and Milton Road, which is popular with away fans as it is only a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Euston Road (street parking)||PO4 8RX||Free||0.9km||There are a number of side streets such as Euston Road, near the Good Companion pub which are available for street parking. From here, it will take you around 10 minutes to walk to the stadium.|
Fratton is the nearest railway station to Fratton Park and is just a short ten minute walk to the stadium. The station is served by trains from London Waterloo, Brighton, and Cardiff as well as Portsmouth & Southsea.
Simply exit the station via the footbridge and turn left on to the A2030 Goldsmith Avenue. Continue along the road passing a small roundabout, and then keep going until you can turn left on to Apsley Road. Walk up Apsley Road and you will see the stadium approaching straight ahead, where you will reach the away end turnstiles.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Fratton Park, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Fratton Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Portsmouth, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Portsmouth’s Fratton Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Portsmouth perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!