Fulham's Craven Cottage to get new riverside stand.

Discussion in 'football' started by mod, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. mod

    mod A modernist

    Construction has started!!! We'll only have 3 stands for the next 2 seasons whilst its being build.

    This is a big, big deal for us. Not so much getting a swanky, huge new stand. It finally means our future at Craven Cottage is secured. We have had a few battles with various chairman (including Mohamed Al-Fayed) over the decades who have tried to sell the stadium to property developers.

    It opens up the riverside walk so the public will be able to walk from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith bridge along the river.

    So, what do you think?

    Its twice the size of the existing stand (see comparison in first first image) and will take capacity from 25k to 30k.

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    Fulham's Craven Cottage will have just three stands for two seasons
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    It's missing the statue of Michael Jackson :(
     
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Wasn't this proposed AGES ago?
     
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  4. mod

    mod A modernist

    You might be thinking of this design from about 10 years ago. It was ditched.

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  5. Irwin Winton

    Irwin Winton Banned Banned

    Good to see the UK is to keep one of its greatests sporting stadia
     
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  6. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    It's a great little football ground as it is but those plans look the business, for Thames walkers too.
     
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  7. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    I was at the West Ham friendly recently and the Riverside stand looked very small with all the seats out and the new scaffolding for the TV cameras looked a bit flimsy. Bit of a missed advertising opportunity too - I was expecting a giant billboard for a Malaysian online betting company
     
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  8. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I take it the river never breaks its banks.
     
  9. mod

    mod A modernist

    Not as far as I'm aware.
     
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

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  11. mod

    mod A modernist

    I see what you mean.

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  12. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    or maybe they could just block the building site with an olde worlde river scene, maybe a Canaletto painting of Venice. Similar to when Arsenal redeveloped part of Highbury all those years ago.
    Also, your 'big screens' are rubbish.
     
  13. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Good anyway that folk will finally be able to walk from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith on the north side. That's long overdue.
     
  15. mod

    mod A modernist

    I'm sorry they were not to your standard.
     
  16. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Whilst a continuous path by the Thames will be good, it's always a pleasure to come inland and walk along the outside of the Johnny Haynes stand. Must be the oldest Archibald Leich stand still around.
     
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  17. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I suspect that very feature might have been a big factor in softening local opposition to the project and having the planning permission granted...
     
  18. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Does that stand have riverside flats? :hmm:
     
  19. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    There are nine flats in the stand which are for direct use by the club so won't be available to buy/rent on the open market. The rest is corporate hospitality/event space/club offices etc. That was from the planning documents that were available a couple of years ago.
     
  20. mod

    mod A modernist

    A fellow cottager? We are rare on here.
     
  21. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    No, lapsed West Ham. Have been to Craven Cottage a few times though, both for football and Thames-side walks. I can remember standing at the back of the Putney end (pre-roof) - coldest I've ever been at a football match. Must have been the wind coming off the river or something.
     
  22. mod

    mod A modernist

    Yep. It's not much better in the Hammersmith End to be honest. Beautiful place to watch football but can be bitterly cold in the winter.
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    i used to work with a fulham fan, when he retired he moved to scotland.
     
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  24. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Are there any plans to improve the atmosphere there?
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    scotland's quite nice, i don't think it needs improving
     
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  26. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Cringin Cottage needs a bit of zest injected though. Only ground I've seen fans nodding off to sleep ;)
     
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  27. mod

    mod A modernist

    Granted it can be quiet but I can say exactly the same about all grounds I go to these days post all seater stadium (and I've been to a lot of grounds). We have our moments though...

     
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  28. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Surprised by that. I assumed that was why the stand was getting built. They're hardly a club who need a capacity increase.
     
  29. technical

    technical stripey

    Do you know what this means for away allocations in the meantime?
     
  30. mod

    mod A modernist

    In our previous championship season we averaged 20,000 and the place sold out (25k) on 3 occasions. Last season in the premiership we averaged 24.371 and it was very very hard getting tickets unless you were a member or ST holder. Admittedly, there were 1000s as tourist there to see a Prem game (as there are at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal and Man united and everywhere else in teh Prem.)

    On the last 20 years Fulham have been in the premiership 15 seasons and Championship 5.
     

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