Pompey owners say club investment comes before new stadium

112881-846_POMPEY_BRIGHTON_SR_13/8/11'Action from Pompey vs Brighton at Fratton Park.'Vladimir Antonov(left) and Roman Dubov in the directors box. ''Picture:Steve Reid 112881-846
112881-846_POMPEY_BRIGHTON_SR_13/8/11'Action from Pompey vs Brighton at Fratton Park.'Vladimir Antonov(left) and Roman Dubov in the directors box. ''Picture:Steve Reid 112881-846
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BOSSES at Portsmouth Football Club have promised to improve ‘the football part of football’ before starting work on a new ground.

The statement has been issued by Vladimir Antonov, who took over Fratton Park along with Roman Dubov and Chris Akers, together as Convers Sports Initiatives.

The trio, who took over Fratton Park just over three months ago, have revealed that a five-year improvement plan will focus on football rather than development of a new stadium.

Mr Antonov said: ‘We started our, let’s say, investigation works about that, but it’s too far to say we will have it next year or the year after.

‘Before we need to concentrate on the academy, on the kids, to improve let’s say the football part of the football club.

‘Then let’s say to improve the commercial side.

‘But of course in the long term vision we need to have a new stadium, but it’s too early to say when.’