Lucketts Travel has signed a deal to provide transport for Portsmouth FC players for the next season. The football club has appointed the Fareham coach firm to provide its official team travel and will use the company’s new VIP coach, an Irizar i8. Portsmouth FC is the first organisation to sign up to use the vehicle, which is currently being adapted at AD Coach Systems to add a number of bonus features. The vehicle seats 36 in the amount of space that would normally be used for a 53-seater. It features a Neff kitchen, flat screen HD TVs complete with Sky and reclining leather seats. The specification also includes wifi, USB ports, power sockets, DAB radio and Chromecast for guests to stream entertainment from their phones to the screens. Lucketts has a long association with Portsmouth FC. It has been the official away fans’ travel provider for many seasons and is also a sponsor, with its pitch-side board sitting in the north stand of the league one club’s home-ground.
Group Sales and Marketing Director at Lucketts, Paul Barringer, said: “The Lucketts VIP coach will provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, just what the players will need after 90 minutes on the pitch! Advanced features such as the Chromecast link-up with the HD screens means they’ll even be able to review videos of their performance together on the journey home. It’s been our pleasure to transport Portsmouth fans to and from away games for several years. Now we’re looking forward to providing that same reliable and friendly service to the players.”