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
LocationFulham
London, SW6
England
Coordinates51°28′30″N 0°13′18″W
Public transit Putney Bridge; Hammersmith
OwnerFulham F.C.
OperatorFulham F.C.
Capacity19,359[1]
Record attendance49,335 (October 1938)
Field size100 by 65 metres (109.4 yd × 71.1 yd)[1]
SurfaceGrass (Fibrelastic)
Construction
Built1780 (as a cottage)
Opened1896 (as a stadium)
ArchitectArchibald Leitch[2]
Tenants
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]