Tesco plans won’t halt Fratton Park rotation say Pompey

PLANS An artist's impression of how the Fratton Park site could look
PLANS An artist's impression of how the Fratton Park site could look
Dion Donohue. Picture: Colin Farmery

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POMPEY say Fratton Park could still be rotated in the future, despite plans announced to build a Tesco store next to the ground.

The plans were announced yesterday alongside the club, Tesco, and Stuart Robinson’s development company Point Estates.

The supermarket would be built behind the Fratton end, which means that initial plans announced a number of years ago to rotate the pitch on land at the back of the north stand, could still go ahead.

Mark Catlin, chief executive of Pompey, said: ‘Everything will need to be looked at but the club does deserve to have the best stadium with the best money we can afford.

‘If it’s viable as a business model then we will do it. We want to have a stadium that our fans can be proud of. That’s vital for us.

‘We have got to have a stadium that can work 24 hours a day, seven days a week and bring in revenue for the club.

‘This doesn’t stop us rotating in the future - it actually gives us more scope to do that.

‘All options are on the table and we will look at that.’