Date:Tuesday October 31 2006
Hawks at Fratton
Portsmouth`s home ground Fratton Park will host Havant and Waterlooville`s biggest match in their history. Their F.A Cup match against Millwall will be 7.45 Monday November 13th.
PC Mick Brown said: 'We have closely looked at the situation and the chances are there are likely to be a lot of fans walking around Leigh Park for this game.
'Millwall would have been allocated 720 tickets but the club themselves have admitted there could possibly be 2,000 outside the ground without tickets. To us that is a safety issue.
'It would be a nightmare to police. It's dark around there and would be very difficult for us to keep the situation in check.
'We have a safe environment down at Fratton Park and are able to police it better because we do it successfully week in, week out.
'A few things need to be ironed out but subject to the FA - and Pompey of course - the match will now be staged there.
'Havant & Waterlooville have my sympathy, they definitely wanted to play at West Leigh Park. But this is down to a safety situation and nothing else.'
'Obviously we understand the concerns of police,' Brock said. 'But at the same time we're devastated for our fans because we wanted to see the game played at West Leigh Park.'
What's in a number! (Friday July 31 2015)
On this day in history...31st July (Friday July 31 2015)
Last season's squad - where are they now? (Thursday July 30 2015)
On this day in history...30th July (Thursday July 30 2015)
Foggy at Fratton (Wednesday July 29 2015)
Ertl reflects on PFC stay (Wednesday July 29 2015)
PFC signing - Evans is a done deal! (Tuesday July 28 2015)
No-one's PFC position is safe! (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Sam Magri...Remember him? (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Evans likely but Robinson moves on (Monday July 27 2015)
|16. Notts County||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|What's in a number!
» Portsmouth : 31/07/2015 12:32:00
|York complete pre-season
» York : 31/07/2015 11:51:01
|Winger hopes for rapid start
» York : 31/07/2015 11:33:01
|City looking for breaks
» York : 31/07/2015 11:12:01
|Notts County v Argyle On Sky
» Plymouth : 31/07/2015 10:11:01