Pompey have confirmed that a new-look television gantry on the South Stand should be in place for the start of the 2020-21 season.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 11:53 am
Updated Sunday, 9th June 2019, 2:17 pm

It was revealed on Thursday that the Blues had submitted a planning application to Portsmouth City Council on Tuesday, May 21, which included the installation of eight-bar light frames along the stand’s main truss and the building of a new platform to facilitate modern TV requirements at Fratton Park.

Work on the new lighting – a mix of LED and halogen bulbs, which adheres to EFL requirements and takes into account any potential need for VAR – is currently be carried out ahead of the 2019-20 season.

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However, the impressive new television gantry will not be completed until the start of the following season.

The iconic Archibald Leitch-designed South Stand is also undergoing a recladding programme, which is set to be completed for the start of the forthcoming campaign.

In a statement from Pompey, they thanked fans and local residents for their continued support while work is being undertaken.

The existing TV gantry on Fratton Park's South Stand is to be replaced Picture: Habibur Rahman