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Portsmouth FC plan South Stand upgrades

Portsmouth FC have submitted a planning application, which includes alterations to the roof of the South Stand at Fratton Park.

This involves building a new television gantry and the addition of eight t-bar light frames along the main truss.

New lighting – a mix of LED and halogen bulbs – is being installed, which adheres to EFL requirements and takes into account any potential need for VAR at Fratton Park.

This new lighting is being installed during the close season, with the television gantry planned for the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

The iconic Archibald Leitch-designed South Stand is also undergoing a recladding programme, which is set to be completed for the start of the forthcoming season.