In Pictures: Scenes of excitement as sea of blue forms on Southsea Common for Pompey F.C's celebrations

A sea of blue has quickly formed this afternoon with Pompey fans heading to the common for the celebrations.

Organised by Portsmouth City Council, the League One celebrations will be beginning at 1pm until 4pm today (April 28) on Southsea Common – but dedicated Pompey fans have been on the site since early this morning. One group has been stood firmly by the stage since 7am this morning in a bid to get the best view of this exciting moment in Pompey F.C’s history. The event marks the team’s promotion to the Championship following an exceptional season.