Pompey to redevelop Fratton then move
Pompey have just announced that they intend to increase the capacity of Fratton Park to 30,000 in stages before they plough ahead with the plans to build a new stadium at Horsea Island.
This means a fall back to the plan agreed a few years ago which was scrapped when the site on the Hard was first mooted.
Read all about this on the Club Official Site here
Following Pompey's announcement yesterday about its stadium proposals, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, made the following statment:
"The council has worked closely with Pompey on the Horsea Island stadium. It will continue to help the club prepare that scheme, and the club`s revised proposals for the stadium at Fratton Park.
"The council has previously given planning permission for an extended stadium at Fratton Park, very similar to the proposals that the club has unveiled today.
"We`re disappointed that the Horsea Island scheme is taking longer to achieve than was hoped."