FULHAM SEEK TO EXPAND CRAVEN COTTAGE

Premier League outfit Fulham Football Club has announced plans to redevelop Craven Cottage.

The West London club hopes to expand its stadium capacity to 30,000 and is currently looking at how the Riverside Stand can be developed to achieve it. Fulham is now in the early stages of the planning process and will display ideas in an open exhibition at Craven Cottage.

Craven Cottage

Chief executive Alistair Mackintosh said: “We’re confident that a redevelopment will improve the fans’ matchday experience by enhancing the facilities, whilst remaining sympathetic to the design of this historic ground. Naturally our core family values, and the tradition of the football club, continue to be at the forefront of everything we do.

"We are still in the very early stages of the planning process and we would very much welcome your thoughts on our initial ideas," he added. Craven Cottage currently holds 25,700 but the club is keen to build on recent success in the Premier League and Europe.

Posted on 08/10/2011