Tickets for Wanderers' Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Portsmouth are now on sale.The game takes place on Saturday 5th November (k.o. 3pm); tickets are priced as follows.
Concession (18-22 or 62+): £10
Unaccompanied junior: £7
Accompanied* junior: £1
*must be accompanied by adult or senior.
Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park, book online or pay on arrival at Fratton Park at no extra cost.
By Adrian Wood
Postcode: PO4 8RA
Recommended road directions
Take the A404 south, leading to the A404(M) and the westbound M4. Exit motorway at J11 and take the A33 towards Basingstoke. Follow signs for the M3 into the Basingstoke Ring Road. Join the M3 signposted Southampton. Merge onto the M27. Go along the M27 (ignoring the M275 turn off for Portsmouth town centre) and continue on to the A27. At the junction with the A2030 turn right towards Southsea/Fratton and just continue straight along the A2030 and eventually you will see the ground in front of you, just slightly to your left.
Mileage from High Wycombe = 87
Recommended area for car parking
The large car park at the ground is for home fans only, so it’s a case of street parking. One good area is the side streets found on the right hand side of the A2030 before you reach the “Good Companion” pub. There is a large car park (£5 per car) on the corner of Velder Avenue and Milton Road – this is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the away end.
Using the train?
The nearest local train station is Fratton, which is a ten minute walk away. Portsmouth train station is at least a 25 minute walk away. Fratton is served by trains from London Waterloo and London Victoria. Waterloo offers the best service, fastest journey times being 1 hour 24 minutes. There are several trains per hour. From Fratton station, exit via the footbridge and turn left onto Goldsmith Avenue. Continue for about half a mile and Frogmore Road is on the left. Fratton Park is situated at the bottom of the road.
Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 20,700 (all seated). Away fans are housed on one side of the Milton End (on the North Stand side) where the normal allocation is 2,000. Although this end now benefits from having cover, the facilities are pretty basic and the leg room tight, as this stand was a former terrace. There are also some supporting pillars along the front of the stand that may impede you view. Entrance to the stand is gained by inserting your ticket into a bar code reader.
Facilities around the ground
The “Good Companion” PH can be found on the main A2030 about a five minute walk away. This is a large pub serving real ales and had a good mix of home and away support. Other hostelries coming recommended are “The Harvester” and “The Brewers Arms” but away fans are advised to avoid “The Newcome Arms”. I have heard that “The Milton Arms” is under new management and now welcomes visiting supporters. A bit further away, on Fawcett Road close to Fratton Station, is “The Red, White and Blue” that also comes recommended. There are plenty of take-aways (of all varieties) along this road.