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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pompey Travel – Tuesday

Portsmouth FC V Hereford United
Carling Cup (Round 2)
Tuesday August 25th 2009 KO 7.45 pm.
Fratton Park
Frogmore Road
Phone 02392 731204

Pompey have played at Fratton Park since their formation in 1898 but hope to make the move to a new ground within the next couple of years. This is therefore probably the last opportunity for Bulls fans to visit a true traditional top-flight football stadium.

Visiting fans are accommodated in part of the covered Milton End. The "Milton" is a former terrace, which provides a good view as well as the usual catering outlets. Admission at the turnstiles is by ticket only so those travelling without a ticket must purchase one from the ticket office at the opposite end to the visitors stand. Adults £15, Seniors (60+) and Students (NUS card required) £10 and Juniors (16 and under) £5.

BY CAR - Travel south via Gloucester, Birdlip, Cirencester, Swindon to join the M4 eastbound (sign London). Leave the M4 at J13 then at the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A34 (sign Newbury, Southampton, M3). Continue on the A34 for around 30 miles. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3. After a further 10 miles (M3 J14) join the M27 (sign M27 East, Portsmouth). Continue along the M27 (ignoring the M275 turn off for Portsmouth City Centre) and join the A27. At the junction with the A2030, turn right towards Southsea/Fratton. Continue along the A2030 and eventually, you will see the ground in front of you. Distance is around 150 miles and should allow at least three hours fifteen minutes. Postcode PO4 8RA.

Parking is mainly street parking but Miltoncross School in Milton Road offers parking for £6 (Postcode PO3 6RB)

By Rail - Travel to Fratton Station. Leave the station via the footbridge and turn left into Goldsmith Avenue. Continue for about half a mile passing Pompey Centre and Frogmore Road is on your left. Fratton Park is at the end of Frogmore Road.

COACHES - HUISA departs from Radford's at 2.30 pm. Tickets (£18) can be booked through The Club office (08422 761939).
FUNBUS departs Wetherspoons (Hereford) at 1.45 pm. There will be a comfort stop approximately 35 miles from the ground at a Pub.

ALEHOUSES - (from "the Good Companion pub is on the main A2030 about a five-minute walk away from the ground. It is a large pub serving Gale real ales and had a good mix of home and away support. I also noticed that it was doing a brisk business in food. Martin Hewitt recommends the Harvester, but advises away fans to avoid the Milton Arms and the Newcome Arms. Whilst Ian Pratt suggests the Brewers Arms which is 'always popular with away fans'. Steve Yeoman a visiting Manchester United fan informs me; 'just outside the ground at the northeast corner a large enclosed white marquee has been erected for away fans. It has a bar, televisions and was free to enter. There is a handy burger van located outside'."

Chip Shop – The nearest chippy appears to be "Chip Busters" at 2A Rodney Road. Rodney Road is opposite the junction of the A2030 and Milton Road.

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