Craven Cottage

Craven Cottage is a football stadium located in Fulham, West London. It has been the home ground of Championship club Fulham since 1896.[3] The ground's capacity is now 19,359,[1] which happened with the closure of the Riverside Stand for redevelopment in the close season of 2019. The record attendance is 49,335, for a game against Millwall, 8 October 1938.[4] Located next to Bishop's Park on the banks of the River Thames,[5] 'Craven Cottage' was originally a royal hunting lodge and has history dating back over 300 years.[6]

Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage in 2007
London, SW6
Coordinates51°28′30″N 0°13′18″W
Public transit Putney Bridge; Hammersmith
OwnerFulham F.C.
OperatorFulham F.C.
Record attendance49,335 (October 1938)
Field size100 by 65 metres (109.4 yd × 71.1 yd)[1]
SurfaceGrass (Fibrelastic)
Built1780 (as a cottage)
Opened1896 (as a stadium)
ArchitectArchibald Leitch[2]
Fulham F.C. (1896–2002, 2004–present)
Fulham L.F.C. (2000–2003)
Fulham RLFC (1980–1984)

As well as by Fulham, the stadium has been also been used by the United States men's national football team,[7] Australia national football team,[8] the Republic of Ireland national football team (for a friendly match in 2012),[9] and Canada men's national football team,[10] and was formerly the home ground for rugby league team Fulham RLFC.[11]