Fulham consult on riverside stand

Fulham Football Club has produced new plans for a replacement riverside stand at Craven Cottage.

The new stand will provide improved seating and facilities, as well as riverside pubs and restaurants, event facilities and green spaces, and improvements to the riverside walk.

Public exhibitions are planned at the stadium from 12 October until Saturday 14 October.

Populous are currently finalising plans for the revamped stand.

Club chairman Shahid Khan said: “We are a club with ambition to grow, but to grow you must protect and never damage your roots,” pledging that the new stand would be “iconic and beautiful”, blending history and modernity.

Fulham FC aims to submit plans before the end of 2017.

Craven Cottage currently holds 25,700, with the current riverside stand housing the VIP seats and corporate hospitality, the camera gantry and dugouts.

The Stevenage Road stand opposite the riverside stand was designed by Edwardian stadium specialist Archibald Leitch and listed in the 1980s. Also listed was the famous two-storey pavilion dating from 1905 at the corner of the ground – built as an afterthought by Leitch when he realised he’d forgotten to include changing rooms in his original design.

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