- Address: Stevenage Road, London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 29,000
- Opened: 1896
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Fulham (football)
Extra stadium info – Craven Cottage
The venue named Craven Cottage is located next to the River Thames. In 1948, it was one of the venues for the world famous Games of the Olympiad, commonly known as the Summer Olympics. The rugby league club which is now known as the London Broncos played numerous home matches at the stadium in the 1980s. Various national football teams also played at the venue. In 2011, a statue of Michael Jackson, nicknamed King of Pop, was unveiled at the football stadium. The statue was unveiled before a Premier League match between Fulham FC and Blackpool FC. Later, the statue was removed.
Fulham Football Club
Fulham Football Club, one of the first sports clubs from the United Kingdom with a value of $100 million, use the stadium named Craven Cottage for home games. The club, known as London’s oldest professional football club, was founded in 1879 under a different name. Fulham, also known as The Cottagers or The Lily Whites, moved to the venue named Craven Cottage in 1896. The stadium’s record attendance was set on 8 October 1938, when 49,000 people showed up for a football match. It was a game between Fulham Football Club and Millwall Football Club.
Fulham FC played their first-ever FA Cup final in the city of London in 1975. The Cottagers lost the game after Alan David Taylor scored twice for West Ham United. In 2010, The Lily Whites played their first-ever UEFA Europa League final. Fulham drew an average home attendance of 23,000 during that Premier League league season. They lost the UEFA Europa League final against the Spanish side Atlético de Madrid. The final took place in the German city of Hamburg in front of 49,000 spectators.