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Matchday Guide: Pompey v Wigan – News


The League One champions are back in action when Wigan visit Fratton Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

And there is plenty going on around the ground to get everyone in the mood for the big game.


Title Celebrations & Pre-Match Presentations
We advise fans to arrive at the ground in plenty of time and be in their seats for the pre-match presentations.

Several supporter groups will be presenting their Player of the Season awards, while the winner of The News/Sports Mail prize is also set to be announced.

We asked fans to send in the names of loved ones who have passed away over the past 12 months. These will appear on the big screen while a minute’s applause takes place before kick-off and are also listed in the programme.

The Pompey Supporters’ Trust have organised a ‘tifo’ display in the Fratton End for when the players are in their pre-match huddle.

Our title-winning Pompey Women side are at the game and will be going around the pitch at half-time, so you can show your appreciation for their efforts.

The League One trophy and medals are set to be presented after the final whistle, but this can only happen if fans stay off the pitch.


FanZone
The FanZone will be back in full swing behind the Fratton End, with our resident DJ spinning the decks and getting everyone pumped.

There are also some inflatable games for our younger fans to enjoy courtesy of Pompey in the Community, along with face painters and balloon artists.

And Nelson’s Corner in the Victory Lounge will have a PlayStation console to keep them entertained.

The Fine Voice Academy choir will be singing by the Jimmy Dickinson statue from around 1.15pm and raising funds for Pompey in the Communuty, so please donate any spare change you may have.


Merchandise
A selection of products from our ‘Champions Collection’ will be available to purchase from the club store in Anson Road on Saturday.

There is also limited stock of our home, away and 125th anniversary shirts, although these are selling fast. You could have ‘Champions 24’ printed on the back with official EFL lettering!

T-Shirts, hoodies, mugs and scarves are among a host of products that have been made available to order online. While we are expecting stock to arrive shortly, we ask supporters to allow extra time for their iitems to arrive with large volumes of orders being placed.


Food & Drink
To quench your thirst, the stadium kiosks are offering Madri, East Coast IPA, Stowford Press and an improved Pompey Lager Pilsner.

Supporters can take advantage of an early bird offer for 30 minutes after the turnstiles open at 1pm, with a pie/sausage roll and a pint for just £8.15.

Fans can also enjoy a pie and a soft drink for just £6 throughout the evening, while our guest pie this month is lamb hotpot.

Click here for a full list of the tempting offerings provided by Piglet’s Pantry on Saturday.

The street food pergola is located in the FanZone, with chimichurri steak, gaucho and vegan sandwiches being sold.

The shipping container behind the Fratton End will be serving chicken bites and chips, along with Levelhead session IPA and Stowford berries cider.

Supporters in the North Stand can visit the kiosk four mezzanine to buy pizza and Amstel, while on offer in the Victory Bar are roast dinner Yorkshire pudding wraps and chilli con carne.

To speed up service, beer tokens are available to purchase in kiosks three, five and 11.

Please note that only supporters seated in the Fratton End will have access to the container bar at half-time.

The Victory Bar, shipping container and external North Stand kiosk will all be open from 5pm.

Please note that the Victory will be not be open for supporters after the game.


Tickets
Seats for the contest have sold out, but the ticket exchange remains open until 10am on Saturday, so keep checking to see if seats become available.

We advise all fans to use the ticket exchange as people claiming to sell tickets through social media may not be genuine.

Supporters are advised not to call the ticket office on a matchday, as phone lines are very busy.

Please note that there is a £3 charge to receive an eticket or paper ticket if you leave your season card at home.

Overseas supporters can watch all the action live with four-camera coverage on iFollow, while there is audio commentary available for those based in the UK.


Getting to the Game
Pompey have partnered with First Solent and supporters can use First South’s No.1 service as a direct link to Fratton Park.

Click here or follow on Twitter (@FirstPortsmouth) and Facebook (First Bus Solent) to find out more.

If you live on the Isle of Wight, then click here to see the services that will get you across the water.


Additional Information
Please note that Fratton Park is a cashless stadium and only contactless payment will be accepted.

Programme sellers around the ground will still have contactless payment devices, but cash is also being accepted while we work to ensure a more reliable contactless system outside the ground.

Please note that only contactless payment can be used for programmes bought in the Victory Lounge, kiosks or club shop.

The Pompey Lottery will be roaming around the lounges and selling tickets for matchday draw competitions, with proceeds supporting the academy.


Enjoy the Game
We would like to remind all supporters that we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind at Fratton Park

And the new retail kiosk is available to use for supporters in the South Stand.

Please help us continue to make the ground a safe and friendly environment to watch football by bringing any unacceptable behaviour to the attention of stewards and police.

You can also report any abusive or discriminatory behaviour by sending a text or WhatsApp message to 07500 778844.

Supporters are also politely asked to keep all aisles and walkways clear for the safety and comfort of your fellow fans.

Love Football. Protect the Game.



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