Intimidating football grounds

02-Oct-2015 10:55 by 7 Comments

Intimidating football grounds

Away fans are housed on one side of the Milton End (on the North Stand side) where the normal allocation is 2,000.If demand requires it, then the whole of this end can be allocated, raising the allocation to 3,200 seats.

The seating in this stand contains an outline resembling a former player, Jimmy Dickinson, who still holds the record for the most club appearances.Opposite is the recently covered Milton End, which is all seated. On one corner of this stand by the away supporters is a Police Control Box that also has a large video screen perched upon its roof.The ground is completed with a superb looking set of tall floodlights that were first used in 1962.Outside the stadium on one corner of the South Stand, is the unique (in terms of football grounds) and eye catching mock tudor facade, which contains the club ticket office and a stadium entrance.Capacity: 20,700 (all seated) Address: Frogmore Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8RA Telephone: 02392 731204 Fax: 02392 734129 Ticket Office: 02392 778559 Pitch Size: 115 x 73 yards Club Nickname: Pompey Year Ground Opened: 1898 Shirt Sponsors: uk Kit Manufacturer: Sondico Home Kit: Blue, White & Red Away Kit: White and Blue Fratton Park is a traditional looking ground and one which oozes character.Both side stands are two tiered and originally had terracing at the front, which has now been replaced with seating.

The South Stand dates back to 1925 and was originally designed by Archibald Leitch who also designed a number of grounds and stands around this period.Although showing its age in parts, it has plenty of character with an old fashioned looking media gantry perched on its roof and raised team dugouts at its front.Opposite the North Stand opened in 1935, looks somewhat plain and functional.Both the North & South Stands are two tiered and have a number of supporting pillars.At one end is the Fratton End, which is a more modern single tiered stand that was opened in 1997.It is of a good size and is the tallest stand at the ground.