|Full name||Fratton Park|
|Owners||Pompey Supporters Trust|
|Location||Southsea, Portsmouth, England|
|Field dimensions||105 x 66 metres|
(115 x 73 yards)
|Highest attendance||51,385 on 26 February 1949|
Uniquely, Fratton Park is currently the only stadium in English professional football that is not on the mainland island of Great Britain, as it is built on Portsea Island, where the city of Portsmouth is located.
Fratton Park was built in 1899 on the site of a potato field in Milton, a farming village which later became a residential district of Portsmouth as the city expanded across Portsea Island during the twentieth century. Fratton Park's name was influenced by its convenience and closeness to Fratton railway station, one mile to the west of the stadium. Fratton Park was publicly opened on Tuesday 15 August 1899. The first ever football match at Fratton Park, on Wednesday 6 September 1899 was a 2-0 friendly win against Southampton F.C., and was attended by 4,141 supporters.
Fratton Park is affectionately known as "The Old Girl" by Portsmouth supporters. The stadium has also been visually branded in-house as "Fortress Fratton" in recent years.
|Portsmouth Football Club|