The main sports in Portsmouth has to be football and the Portsmouth Football Club is the main professional team in the area. This is a famous club with a big following. Their nickname is Pompey and became a team in the year 1898. They have had a mixed performance record as they have been in and out of the premiership. In the year 2010 they were relegated from top flight football and also suffered many financial problems. Fans of the club deem this as being one of the most horrid times they have gone through. The club has had some famous names in the past and these include Peter Crouch, Sol Campbell and also David James. Famous managers include Harry Red Knapp and also Avram Grant.
Portsmouth Play their home games in Fratton Park which is widely regarded as a traditional setting with an intimidating crowd. Minibus hire in Portsmouth can take this players to games. Many players have hailed Portsmouth fans as being the most ferocious they have come across. Loud drums and musical instruments are common in most games. The ground has a capacity of well over twenty one thousand people and the main sites are the South Stand, Jobsite Stand, Ridgeway group North Stand and also the Milton End Stand. It is proposed that the ground will go through further redevelopment, but finances have severely hampered this process.