“Craven Cottage is a unique and inspiring venue to not only play football, but to visit. Fulham had already played at various grounds when their eye fell on the site close to the river Thames. Fans and residents were given a chance to view the plans and ask questions of key figures both at the club and at architect firm Populus. Either to install a crane or mooring for barges to take away the old stand. In December 2003, plans were unveiled for £8 million worth of major refurbishment work to bring it in line with Premier League requirements. Main assumption was to make modern design yet keep the classic part that is so characteristic for Craven Cottage. From the 2019–20 season, this stand is being demolished and rebuilt, which will expand the capacity of the ground to around 29,600.

When the ground became redeveloped, with the standing terraces replaced in 2003–04 the club applied for a licence to have a designated neutral area, in the rows closest to the Cottage, but this currently doesn’t exist due to the reduced capacity.

[39] The name of the stand actually reverted to "Riverside Stand" in the 1990s.

[34], On Boxing Day 1963, Craven Cottage was the venue of the fastest hat-trick in the history of the English football league, which was completed in less than three minutes, by Graham Leggat.

since 1896. Fulham previously announced in 2007 that they are planning to increase the capacity of Craven Cottage by 4,000 seats,[91] but this is yet to be implemented. The Cottage Pavilion would remain in the same spot, but it would be hidden under the facade and roof and turned into club’s museum. This must be the most favourable capacity ratio between the two grounds ever since Stamford Bridge existed.

In September 2011, a friendly between Ghana and Brazil was also held at Craven Cottage.

JavaScript is disabled. Our. [40][41] The international record is held by Jimmy O'Connor, an Irish player who notched up his hat trick in 2 minutes 14 seconds in 1967.

After one and a half seasons at Loftus Road, no work had been done on the Cottage. On 26 November 2019,[114] the Chairman Shahid Khan provided an update in which it was announced that the new development will be known as Fulham Pier,[115] a destination venue outside of match-day use. [11], The original 'Cottage' was built in 1780, by William Craven, the sixth Baron Craven[2] and was located close to where the Johnny Haynes Stand is now. Originally, the previous plans for the Riverside Stand had the redevelopment incorporating the current structure. Guangzhou Evergrande Grand Soccer Stadium, Hrvatski atletsko-nogometni centar Svetice. Fulham's Chief Operating Officer Darren Preston talks us through how Saturday is …

The end of the Riverside Stand towards the 'Hammy End' indicates the end of the 'Fulham Wall', a landmark in The Boat Race.

Northern Ireland won 3-0,[141] Sammy Morgan and a Trevor Anderson brace concluded the scoring in the first half. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.

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The stand is now better known as the Riverside Stand. [3][120] Besides being the changing rooms, the Cottage (also called The Clubhouse) is traditionally used by the players' families and friends who sit on the balcony to watch the game. [86][87] Beforehand various rumours arose including plans to return to ground-sharing with QPR in a new 40,000 seater White City stadium,[88][89] although these now appear firmly on hold with the construction of the Westfield shopping centre on the proposed site.


since 1896.

7-floor high structure (1 under ground) will allow the stadium to reach nearly 30,000 seats.

On the first home game of the season, there is a carnival where every Fulham fan is expected to turn up in black-and-white colours. [53][54][55] 'Back to the Cottage', later to become the 'Fulham Supporters Trust', was set up as a fans pressure group to encourage the chairman and his advisers that Craven Cottage was the only viable option for Fulham Football Club.[56][57].

Craven Cottage has a history that dates back to 1780 when a cottage was built in the woods and the surrounding fields were used for various sports. On 27 March 2018, Australia played host to Colombia in the international friendlies, the match ended 0-0, both teams having qualified for the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. If Fulham win the toss, they usually choose to play towards the Hammersmith End in the second half. Facade on the new part of the stadium would be made of four rings covered with Parklex (or similar material) to match the colour of the Heynes Stand’s facade. During construction, set to occur through the 2020-21 season, the ground's capacity will be temporarily reduced to 19,000. Looking at the render, will the path along the river be closed to the public on match days? [43] Craven Cottage held the team's largest ever crowd at any ground with 15,013, at a game against Wakefield Trinity on 15 February 1981. Fulham have unveiled plans for a new stand at Craven Cottage which will back onto the River Thames. During this era, the Cottage was used for choir singing and marching bands along with other performances, and Mass.[27][28]. The most accessible route to the ground is to walk through Bishops Park from Putney Bridge (the nearest Underground station),[83] often known as 'The Green Mile' by Fulham fans (as it is roughly a mile walk through pleasant greenery).

The sessions took place on Thursday (October 12) and before their home game against Preston on Saturday (October 14).

Craven Cottage is a football stadium located in Fulham, London. It is due for completion for the beginning of the 2021-22 season. [145]

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