There’s been a few hiccups along the way at Fratton Park, but fans have returned in their droves to get their football fix after being robbed of the chance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Of course, ongoing PO4 redevelopment work and health and safety measures means Pompey’s attendances will continue to be affected for the time being.
However, that didn’t stop 17,418 getting in to watch the recent 4-0 thumping of Sunderland.
And no doubt, those types of figures will continue as the Fratton faithful continue to get behind Danny Cowley and his team – with next week’s home game against Ipswich one that will surely have fans flocking back.
But where does Pompey’s attendances rank among their League One rivals?
Well, they certainly put them in the top 10 – despite the restrictions in place.
Here’s the current top 10 after the latest round of matches...
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5. Plymouth Argyle (7) - 11,238
Plymouth Argyle are one of the surprise packages in League One so far this season as Ryan Lowe continues to impress at Home Park. The former Bury boss guided the Pilgrims back to League One in 2020 before keeping them afloat last season. After developments to Home Park Argyle now average over 11,000 spectators. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Photo: Pete Norton
6. Portsmouth (6) - 14,413
Pompey's recent clash with Sunderland was a sell-out at Fratton Park with over 17,000 in attendance, and the Blues continue to have strong backing from the Fratton faithful. Despite an indifferent start to the season Danny Cowley's side still attract over 14,000 on average. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Photo: Bryn Lennon
7. Charlton Athletic (5) - 14,746
Charlton Athletic supporters enjoyed a memorable League One campaign in 2018-19 when they would defeat the Black Cats to clinch promotion in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. But the Addicks were unable to maintain their Championship status and last season missed out on the League One promotion picture altogether with Nigel Adkins side also struggling to start this season. Despite a poor start however, the Addicks are often backed by close to 15,000 fans at the Valley on average. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Photo: Bryn Lennon
8. Bolton Wanderers (4) - 15,893
Bolton fans have endured a tumultuous number of years after their administration in 2019 was followed by back-to-back relegation's to League Two. But the appointment of Ian Evatt has helped get the Trotters back on an upward trajectory with promotion back to League One at the first attempt and Wanderers now making an impressive start to the campaign with almost 16,000 fans attending the University of Bolton Stadium on average.(Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Photo: Nathan Stirk