On Saturday 15th July Pompey Supporters will be travelling to Eastleigh’s Silverlake Stadium, Ten Acres, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 9HT. Kick off 3pm. Kick off 3pm.
Proud to be an independent club, with no connection to their red and white striped neighbours, the Spitfires ground has undergone some major upgrades in the last few years, with new stands erected on three sides of the ground. The capacity is now 5,250 and Pompey supporters are expected to get a ticket allocation of around 2,000.
Please note there will be no ticket sales on the day, tickets must be bought in advance.
See the PFC website for ticket information. www.portsmouthfc.co.uk
With the current heightened national security, those of us who travel away regularly will be getting used to more searches at grounds this season. Eastleigh is likely to be no exception, so allow extra time to avoid missing the kick off. There will be a substantial police presence with zero tolerance of any unsociable behaviour or pyrotechnics. Use of pyrotechnics could result in more searches and delays at future away matches. Even though this is a pre-season friendly, PFC can still be fined should the referee report any incidents.
In town, near Eastleigh station, is the Wagon Works pub, SO50 9FJ, a Wetherspoons pub serving the usual food and drink.
At the ground Eastleigh are setting up a big bar outside the ground for Blues fans, open from 1pm. The Concorde Club and Cricketers pub near the ground do not admit football supporters.
If you are driving, leave the M27 at Junction 5 and take the Stoneham Lane exit towards Eastleigh.
You will pass the ground on your left. There is very limited parking in the area.
The closest station is Southampton Airport Parkway. There is a taxi rank at the station.