Plans to upgrade Fratton Park approved by councillors in Portsmouth

PLANS to upgrade Fratton Park have been green-lit by councillors.

Friday, 14th August 2020, 1:04 pm
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 4:08 pm
Upgrades are planned to the Milton End of Fratton Park which will see facilities for fans improved. Pictured: the stand during the League One playoff semi-final first leg between Portsmouth vs Oxford United in July. Photo: PinPep Media / Joe Pepler

Portsmouth City Council’s powerful planning committee pushed through the proposals to enhance the football stadium earlier this week.

The scheme will see a raft of work being carried out to bolster the Milton End Stand.

Among the upgrades includes the installation of new turnstiles and entrances at the north-east and south-east corners.

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Access for disabled fans would be boosted as part of the works, with changes to the north-east side including a new disability lift.

An additional toilet block would also be constructed.

Spectator numbers at the stand would be boosted with new seats to replace those currently unsafe for use – although overall stadium will be unchanged.

Other improvements include an extension of the roof to cover the disability lift and spectator seating, a new building to house toilets and a concession stand.

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