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Pompey's long-term home...

'Pompey's long-term home should remain Fratton, but a modernised and improved 30-45,000 seater one', not my vote, yours - although these findings from BarneyArmy's poll are thoughts that I agree with to be honest...

Yep I know Fratton is aging and needs to be updated, many feel - myself included until recently - that this would mean we had to move as modernising just was not possible, but with it 'said' we can do this I am all for it.

Lets just do it if we are though...

For me Fratton is still ideally placed and seems to have most things around it to help support the ability, 'fairly easily' to get to it - I know it can be congested and could get worse if capacity was increased but you work around that I guess - so if we stayed there I would not be disappointed at all.

'They' say we can increase capacity, and we are going to - but they say a lot of things! So, why not increase and say as we 'could' still hold the world cup where we are if England wins the bid, Portsmouth is selected as a host city and we actually do see development happen!

In light of the lack of movement stadium wise for donkies years, despite all the talk, and the most recent damning reports coming out on exactly what will be put into the club God only knows what will happen, all in all it would not surprise me to see Fratton remain as it is for years to come, and if it proved the case so be it...

  • What the poll asked - Where should Pompey's (LONG TERM) Home be?

  • How you voted - Fratton - Modernised & improved (30-45,000 for WC) 63%, Horsea Island - inc. scope for WC (40,000) 24%, Fratton - the current upgrade plan (32,000) 9%, Don't care just keep it at Fratton (circa 30,000) 4%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Friday October 23 2009

    Time: 1:00PM

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    I've gone past the 'would like' stage. Let's just be happy to get a new stadium somewhere.
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    23/10/2009 13:55:00

    Right at this moment in time if I was to see a workman with a shovel around the back of the North Stand I would be chuffed, at least something.
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    23/10/2009 14:26:00

    I don't want to be negative, but, I can't see us getting any WC, and how on earth are we going to fill a stadium with more than 30k fans. People say we could lower prices, but a bigger ground costs more to build, maintain, crew (stewards etc). On to Hull !! PUP.
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    23/10/2009 16:33:00

    It would just be such a relief to get either a new or a redeveloped stadium, and redeveloping FP seems more likely to happen than any greenfield development like Horsea Island. There are disadvantages with the location of FP, its in the middle of a residential area, and the geography of Portsea Island means that the traffic is always going to be a nightmare, as is the parking, there are massive queues/crushes if you take the train and the buses get delayed like crazy. It is a pain for local residents, and non-football people don't like it. (Although the football club was already there when they moved in.) Ideally I would like to see something like the Horsea Island stadium in the very long term, but in my heart I have no true belief that it will EVER happen, so I'd just like them to redevelop and improve FP and get on with it.
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    23/10/2009 16:36:00

    Spot on Tracyc, FP cannot be a long term soloution; the council won that won.
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    23/10/2009 17:52:00

    I used to be a property negotiator. You will be amazed at how popular those houses around FP are. Never had any problems selling them, even when we used to have lots of trouble before and after the games. My friend lived in Alverstone Road for 5 yeras and now lives in Goldsmith Avenue, almost opposite Frogmore Road. She loves it - and hates footie. I do agree that the infrastructure in inadequate tho. Its bad enough with 20,000 coming in eaqch week. Can't imagine another 10,000!
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