Fratton Park is the current home of Barclays Premier League side Portsmouth F.C.
The ground has been home to the club throughout its entire history and, despite a number of improvements over the years, the current facilities are showing signs of age and fall well below the standards being set by those other clubs in the Premier League that have either built a new stadium or significantly redeveloped existing facilities. Therefore at the end of the 2003/04 season, the club having consolidated its Premier League status, plans were developed to build a new stadium on the site of an adjacent disused rail-freight depot. These plans, which were supported by the City Council, would also have allowed a much needed increase in ground capacity, which it was claimed would be impossible to achieve on the current footprint because of the close proximity of residential housing.
Before work could begin, the plans were superseded by a new proposal to redevelop more or less on the existing site, but realigning the pitch 90 degrees to accommodate a larger capacity stadium, funded in part by a "Pompey Village" residential, hotel and retail project on the adjacent site. Work on the stadium was due to commence in the summer of 2006, and the first new stands were to be opening before the 2007/08 season.
The record attendance at Fratton Park is 51,358 when Portsmouth played Derby County in the Sixth round of the 1948-49 FA Cup