Pompey statue idea winning Fanpower Stadium vote

The Fratton end could be in line for extra disabled space
The Fratton end could be in line for extra disabled space
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The prospect of a Fratton Park statue is leading the voting as Pompey fans decide how to spend the club’s £30,000 Fanpower Stadium windfall.

Blues supporters have been given a three-way choice to dictate the destiny of the cash they won in the npower competition earlier this month.

These include free tickets to local schools for matches, improved disabled facilities at Fratton Park or a statue in honour of the fans.

Fans have until midnight on Monday, July 2 to register their preference on the Fanpower Facebook page.

As it stands, the current favourite is to construct a statue outside Fratton Park to provide a lasting testimony to Blues followers and their outstanding passion and support.

However, it appears Southampton fans have also been busily contributing to the vote.

The result is a comfortable lead for the statue idea.

The concept has emerged ahead of distributing free match-day tickets to local schools through the Pompey Sports & Education Foundation.

That would benefit youngsters who rarely get the chance to watch Pompey, with seats in the Milton end available from the home match against Oldham on September 1.

Currently placed third is funding the construction of a disabled spectating platform and disabled toilet at the corner of the South Stand and Milton end.

This would be used by away disabled supporters, and, if space, home disabled supporters.

In addition, moving away disabled supporters to this area would free up extra disabled spaces for home fans in front of the Fratton End.

Time is running out to vote for the destination of the money fans won ahead of 71 other Football League clubs during the summer.

The deadline is at midnight on Monday so to cast your vote, visit facebook.com/npowerfootballleague/app_177019582409952