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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2004, 18:06 GMT 19:06 UK
Go-ahead for Portsmouth stadium
Fratton Park
The development will be built to the west of the Ty Europe stand
Portsmouth Football Club have been given the go-ahead to redevelop their stadium to a capacity of 35,000.

At a public meeting in the Guildhall on Wednesday, Portsmouth City Council voted in favour of the proposal which will cost about 125m.

The development will include 500 houses, shops, restaurants and leisure facilities at Fratton Park with 14% of the homes being social housing.

Pompey hope the money made from the project will offset the stadium cost.

Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric said of the decision: "It means a lot to the club and to the city.

"I am very thankful to the city council and to the people who have participated on this project."



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