Here is our guide for supporters making the trip to Portsmouth on Saturday.
Departing from Glanford Park, take the first exit at the roundabout by Tesco’s onto Doncaster Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the M181 heading towards the Humber Bridge/Doncaster/M180. After two miles use the right two lanes to merge onto the M180 towards Doncaster. Continue for 12 miles and then take the exit onto the M18 towards the M1/Doncaster.
After driving for almost 19 miles, use the right two lanes to merge onto the M1 towards South London/Nottingham. Continue driving for over 60 miles until you reach junction 21. Here, use the left two lanes to take the M69 exit to Coventry. Shortly after, at the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M69 heading to Birmingham/M6/Coventry.
After 16 miles continue onto the Coventry Eastern Bypass/A46 and then after another mile, at the roundabout, take the first exit to stay on the Coventry Eastern Bypass/A46. Shortly after, at the next roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the Coventry Eastern Bypass/A46. After 1.7 miles keep right to continue onto Stonebridge Hwy/A45.
After travelling for a mile use the left lane to take the A46 slip road to the A452/M40/Banbury/Warwick/Leamington. Continue onto the A46 and then travel 8.9 miles before taking a slight left onto Warwick Bypass. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto the M40 slip road to London/Banbury/Leamington.
Merge onto the M40 and stay on it for 34 miles. Then, at junction nine, use the left two lanes to take the A34/A41 exit to Bicester/Aylesbury/Oxford/Newbury. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A34 and then continue for 34 miles. Keep right to stay on the A34 and then continue for another 28 miles. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3 slip road to Southampton/Bournemouth/Portsmouth and then merge onto the M3. Continue for eight miles until you reach junction M27. Use the right two lanes to merge onto the M27.
Continue for 18 miles and then at junction 12 use the left two lanes to merge onto the M275 towards Portsmouth (W)/Sea port. After two miles keep right to stay on the M275 and then continue onto Mile End Rd/A3. At Church Street Roundabout, take the first exit onto Church Street and then at the following roundabout take the second exit onto Holbrook Rd/A2030. Following this, at the next roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Holbrook Rd/A2030. Then, at the following roundabout, take the first exit onto Victoria Rd N/A2030 and then at the next one take the second exit onto Goldsmith Ave/A2030. At the final roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Goldsmith Ave/A2030.
Turn left onto Frogmore Road and you will see the stadium.
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your journey. The closest train station to Fratton Park is Fratton station. It is an 11-minute walk from the stadium.
PUBS AND GRUB…
There are McDonalds, KFC and Subway all within walking distance of the ground. In terms of pubs there’s the Good Companion which is only 12 minutes away. The pub welcomes home and away fans and serves food as well as alcohol. The Brewers Arms is also popular with away fans, as it’s a six minute walk from the stadium.
WHAT TO EXPECT…
The away fans will be housed in one side of the Milton End. Portsmouth have the second highest average attendance in the league. Therefore, alongside the banging of the drum from the Portsmouth end we are sure the Iron fans will produce a fantastic atmosphere. Pompey have never moved from Fratton Park since it was opened in 1899 so it’s also one of the few older grounds left in the Football League.