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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW | POMPEY (H)

11 March 2022

Over 25,000 expected for Pompey clash

Town welcome Portsmouth to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon looking to make it three wins on the bounce. 

The Blues sit in ninth place in League One and will want to maintain pressure on the top six, while Pompey sit in tenth and also looking to force their way into the top six.

Danny Cowley's side are on a good run of form, winning six of their last seven matches, including a 3-1 win over Crewe last time out. 

Tomorrow's match is the Club's annual Community Day, where the the Club will be showcasing the great work the Community Trust undertakes. There will be a collection around the stadium, and we're asking supporters to 'bring a pound to the ground' to allow our Community Trust to continue their great work.

The below guide takes you through all you need to know ahead of tomorrow's match:

Tickets

Over 24,500 tickets have already been sold. Ticket sales will run up until kick-off. They can be purchased on the day online via tickets.itfc.co.uk or from the matchday ticket office on Constantine Road from 10am.

No on-the-day sales will take place in Planet Blue, with supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets online and in advance of the match.

You will have a recommended entry time on your match ticket, please try and stick to this time as this will help with the flow of supporters. These are only a guide, though, and you will not be denied entry if you miss your slot.

Season ticket holders will not have an allocated entry time, but are still strongly advised to arrive in plenty to time.

The ticket office phone lines (03330 050530) are open from 10am until midday on Saturday. The ticket office is also contactable on email via mainticketoffice@itfc.co.uk.

The away ticket office on Portman Road will be open from 1pm for any ticketing enquiries, while the disabled entrance on Constantine Road will open from midday.

Mobile friendly turnstiles

Supporters with print at home or mobile tickets can scan them through the below turnstiles tomorrow afternoon. Season ticket holders and phyiscal ticket holders can also scan through these turnstiles.

  • Sir Alf Ramsey Stand – 4,5,6 & 59
  • Cobbold Stand – 18, 20 & 21
  • Sir Bobby Robson Stand – 33, 34 & 35
  • Magnus Group West Stand – 43, 44 & 57

Covid-19

Covid passes are no longer a condition of entry. The Club encourages the use of face coverings in indoor areas such as concourses and toilets.

We also encourage supporters to stay at home if they are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.

Please maintain good hand hygiene at all times around the stadium. Use the sanitiser dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, or handles and railings whenever possible.

There will be no lateral flow testing centre in Alderman Park going forwards.

FanZone

The FanZone will be open at midday tomorrow. *Subject to weather conditions.

Entrance is through Gate 1A on Sir Alf Ramsey Way with a valid match ticket. All home fans are welcome. 

Supporters who sit in the West Stand are now able to scan through turnstile 57 & 58 into the FanZone and then access the West Stand through the double gate opposite the conferencing & hospitality entrance as opposed to exiting the FanZone and queuing up for the turnstiles.

Click here to find out what's on in the FanZone tomorrow.

How to follow

If you're unable to get to Portman Road to cheer the boys on, for UK based fans, audio passes are available to purchase for £2.50 which is BBC Radio Suffolk's commentary.

Overseas fans can watch Town on iFollow. For more information, please click here.

The Club's Twitter feed will also be providing frequent updates so you don't miss a kick! 

Planet Blue
Open from 10am until kick-off and open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

The Club will be running a 'Community Day special' on Saturday, with 20% off all home and away outfield replica shirts. This will be running from 10am until 6pm in-store and online.

The Planet Blue retail unit in the FanZone will be open alongside Planet Bluey in the Magnus Group West Stand.

Matchday Programme
The matchday programme will be available to purchase from 10am at Planet Blue, or from 1.15pm at the blue kiosks dotted around the stadium. Card payments are now accepted. Conor Chaplin is the feature interview in tomorrow's edition which costs £3.50. Chappers talks about coming up against his former club and also his role of trustee on the Community Trust board.

Around Portman Road
Flower beds have been installed at Princes Street end of Portman Road, meaning that supporters parking in the NCP Portman Road car park will need to either turn right towards Handford Road or go straight over down Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

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Previous meetings

Town came out on top most recently when the two sides met at Fratton Park in October, with the Blues running out 4-0 winners. 

Officials

  • Referee: Christopher Sarginson
  • Assistant Referees: Paul Lister and Andrew Aylott
  • Fourth Official: James Vallance

Please click here to read the Club’s Spectators' Code of Conduct


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