Craven Cottage Stadium

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Name: Craven Cottage Stadium
Location: Fulham, London, SW6 6HH
Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°13′18″WCoordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°13′18″W
Opened: 1896 (as a stadium)
Owner: Fulham F.C.
Operator: Fulham F.C.
Surface: Grass (Fibrelastic)
Architect: Archibald Leitch
Capacity: 25,700[1][2] (increasing to 30,000)

Craven Cottage Stadium

Craven Cottage is the name of a football stadium located in Fulham, London. It has been the home ground of the English Premier League team Fulham F.C. since 1896. Craven Cottage at that time consisted of nothing more than a basic wooden stand.

Transport and Directions
Craven Cottage is located in the Hammersmith and Fulham borough in the west of London, about 5 miles from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It sits on top of the banks of the river Thames and is bordered by Bishops Park.

The stadium is best reached by metro (tube). From Putney Bridge station, which is on the District Line, it is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. An alternative is Hammersmith station, which is served by trains on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Piccadilly lines, from where it is a 20-minute walk.

Craven Cottage is difficult to reach by car, and due to parking restrictions it is not advised to arrive by car on matchdays.

How To Get There By Car
From the North M1
At the end of the M1, turn right (west) onto the A406 (North Circular) and follow it towards Harrow for nearly 4.5 miles. Turn left (east) onto the A40 heading into London (passing close to Loftus Road and after a little over 4 miles turn right (west) onto the A402 for just about 350 yards. Here you turn left (south) along the A219 for a little over half a mile. This brings you into Hammersmith where you turn right onto the A315 and then after just 130 yards or so turn left (south) back onto the A219. Follow this road for a little over a mile, and the ground down the side streets off to your right.

From The North M40 & West M25
Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4, which then becomes the A4, towards Central London. After around two miles branch off left into Hammersmith Broadway (before the flyover). Go around the ring road around central Hammersmith, keeping to the right. Then take the A219 Fulham Palace Road. Keep straight on this road, passing Charing Cross Hospital on your left. After about another half a mile turn right into Crabtree Lane for the ground.

From the South M25
Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and take the A3 towards Central London. After around eight miles, leave the A3 at the turn off for the A219. Take the A219 towards Putney. Continue straight on this road, down Putney High Street and across Putney Bridge. You will see the ground on your left.

How To Get There By Train/Tube
The nearest London Underground station is Putney Bridge, which is on the District Line. The ground is about a fifteen minute walk. Turn left out of the station and then immediately turn right into a street called Ranelagh Gardens. As the road bends around to the right you will see the Eight Bells pub on your right. Turn left after the pub to take you up to the main road by Putney Bridge. Cross over to the other side of the main road and proceed up to the bridge and then on reaching the bridge turn right to enter into Bishops Park alongside the Thames. Just proceed through the park (keeping the Thames on your left) and you will reach the ground ahead.

Tony Baker adds; 'Those wishing to avoid the Tube can use the Putney National Rail station, which can be reached from Waterloo and Clapham Junction. Its about a 15 or 20 minute walk to the ground. Turn right upon leaving the station, and keep going straight, down Putney High Street and over Putney Bridge. You will meet the crowds from the Tube station here. Follow them along the river bank through Bishops Park and to the ground'.

Tickets for Fulham matches can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 843 208 1234, or in person at the ticket office at the stadium.

If tickets remain available, these can also be bought at the ticket office on the day of the match. Fulham tend to sell out regularly though, in the last few seasons about two-third of their home matches.

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