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Portsmouth FC promotion celebration announced

Pompey will celebrate promotion to League One with an event at Southsea Common this Sunday (7th May).

Hosted by Portsmouth City Council, it will see fans, players and club officials come together to recognise a significant achievement.

The event will include live entertainment from 1pm.

Players, management and directors will then receive the official city commendation from the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, and Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Ken Ellcome, on the stage at 1.30pm.

Councillor Donna Jones said: "Portsmouth Football Club is integral to the city of Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a proud footballing city and the city council are delighted to be able to support the club with its ongoing success by hosting the celebration event on Southsea Common.

"Everyone is welcome to attend and no ticket is required. We hope you can join the team in celebrating their success."

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin added: "This is a fantastic chance for everyone at the club to say thank you to our fans for their fantastic support throughout the season. There is sure to be a party atmosphere as we all come together to celebrate the achievement of winning promotion."

The whole event will take place on Southsea Common and there is no open-top bus parade.

Fans are encouraged to arrive from 1pm onwards, while the event is scheduled to end at 2.15pm.

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