Al Fayed confirms plans

04 October 2007 07:13
Fulham have announced plans to increase the capacity of their Craven Cottage home by 4,000 to almost 30,000. The re-development also includes the re-opening of the riverside walk, and financial support to assist the council's continuing improvement of neighbouring Bishops Park. If the plans are approved, the Riverside Stand will be extensively refurbished and work will begin at the end of this season. Cottagers chairman Mohamed Al Fayed told the club's official website: "Craven Cottage is synonymous with Fulham FC and it is vital that the club is given every opportunity to develop the facilities available, to enable it to remain at its home. "I am confident that an increased capacity and further improvements to the facilities can help us reach and maintain our business objectives." The club moved to Craven Cottage in 1896 although they spent two seasons between 2002 and 2004 at QPR's Loftus Road while their ground was redeveloped.

Source: ESA