£100m ground development work to begin
Owner Shahid Khan has committed Fulham to starting work on their £100million project to redevelop Craven Cottage this summer.
The club have confirmed that work on the Riverside Stand, that will mean the ground will become three-sided for two years, will begin this summer.
Fulham will be forced to have a reduced capacity while the existing stand is demolished and replaced by a new two-tier structure, but the eventual capacity of Craven Cottage will rise to around 30,000, Khan said: ‘I am delighted to now be able to formally announce that our work on the Riverside Stand development will begin in earnest this summer.
‘I understand today’s announcement was many years in the making, but the right thing for all parties was to be deliberate, collaborative and thorough.
I thank our supporters for their patience.
The wait will be worth it.
‘Craven Cottage is a unique and inspiring venue to not only play football, but to visit.
It has always been my intention to follow through with the development of the Riverside Stand, and today’s news brings that intention to reality.
‘The Riverside development will be a location like no other, a real game-changer for Fulham football club.’