New Riverside Stand! :)

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by dcheather, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. dcheather

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    Well, I thought I had more photos of the path that is right next to Craven Cottage but these are the only two I could dig up:

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    And I agree the current Riverside stand is not "charming."
     
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  2. Clevelandmo

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    Those are nice pics. I agree the Riverside is not charming (see link below). But I do understand their point about closing the gates to the riverside walk on match days. To me it depends on whether Fulham owns that property or it's public property.

    Hopefully this effort is no big deal. They say they are for the stadium expansion so hopefully they are only intending to negotiate to get the best possible outcome for all. Why not right. If you're not 100% crazy about the design.

    http://stadiumporn.com/craven-cottage-fulham-football-club-england/
     
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  3. SoCalJoe

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    http://stadiumporn.com/craven-cottage-fulham-football-club-england/[/quote]


    Couldn't they come up with something better than 'stadiumporn.com'?? I can hear my wife tonight asking me what I was doing on the site, 'I swear babe, it's about Craven Cottage's expansion' :lol:

    As pointed out, let's hope it's more about getting the club to add a few extra things for the local populace that could care less about football.
     
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  4. jumpkutz

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    Seems like something should be happening with this by now. Anybody heard or seen anything?
     
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  5. SCFulhamFan

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    Politics. Hold your breathe. Passed the first gauntlet. Now needs a majority in the boros.
     
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  6. SCFulhamFan

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    And by the way walking down the path Heather posted isn't a red carpet, but I had my jaw open the whole way. To be walking into the grounds of your club with the other Whites then beat Wolfsburg after their fans were ribbing you on the tube 2-1 with both BZ and Duff scoring in front of you.... priceless
     
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  7. dcheather

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    http://www.fulhamchronicle.co.uk/fulham ... -31478207/?

     
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  8. SCFulhamFan

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    Hopefully this goes through!
     
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  9. MisterF

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    Seems the stadium plans are a go. GREAT news for the future of the club!!!

    http://www.fulhamfc.com/Club/News/N...StadiumAnnouncement.aspx#.UBGzQ94SjD4.twitter

     
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  10. jumpkutz

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    Re: Craven Cottage expansion

    Yay! Vitrual Moet fer e'erbody!
     
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  11. K33NY

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    http://www.fulhamfc.com/stadium-development

    Stadium Update
    Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce that on Wednesday 26th March, after a meeting of the Board of the Port of London Authority, the Club has been granted a river works licence to enable it to progress with the development of the Riverside Stand.

    Fulham received planning consent for this development in July 2013, subject to the licence being obtained. The Club is now in a position to commence with a projected timetable for the development.

    One of the key considerations of the Port of London Authority in granting the licence is the Club’s commitment to the opening up of the river walkway to enable it to be enjoyed by the local community and the general public for the first time in recent history.
    Craven Cottage has been the home of Fulham Football Club for 115 years.
    Over the last few years, we have seen match attendances rise from 9,000 a game in 1997/98 to 25,700 today. For the last three seasons, we have been at capacity.

    In that period, we have been improving the facilities at Craven Cottage but have now reached the limits of what we can do without major investment in the ground.

    To ensure that the Club can continue to prosper and compete, we need to expand and improve our facilities at Craven Cottage.

    The new stand will bring benefits for fans and local residents. It will:

    Substantially improve the visual appearance of the area
    Provide a new riverside walk along the Thames, with facilities such as a riverside café open to the public
    Help manage crowds on match days.
     
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  12. jumpkutz

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    By the time it's finished, it'll either be the nicest stand in the Championship, or our first back in the Premiership. Here's the gory details from the port authority site. Haven't seen it in any other news outlets, including getwestlondon.co.uk. I'm less than impressed with their coverage to this point.

    http://www.pla.co.uk/Fulham-Football-Club-River-Works-Licence-Application
     
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  13. AggieMatt

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    Just one step in the process, but it's yet another demonstration by Khan that he's looking at the long term future of Fulham. The beauty of stadium upgrades is the expenses don't count toward financial fair play, so it's one way for a deep pockets owner to splash cash on improving his club w/o running afoul of the rules.
     
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  14. dcheather

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    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/foo...and-expansion-after-next-season-10013924.html

    Latest rumor:

     
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  15. AggieMatt

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    This has dragged on so long I imagine few will believe it until they see actual construction being done.
     
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  16. jumpkutz

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    Wow. I had to go back 2 and 1/2 years to find this thread. I knew it was here somewhere. And now the long mystery as to why we've not heard nary a word on this for so long...Shad put the kibosh on it, supposedly a couple of weeks before it was scheduled to start. I skimmed the article in Construction News from the link in getwestlondon. Crazy stuff. But....why keep it a secret for so long? Just tell us what's up. Whether we like it or not, what the heck can we do about it? Sheesh. Anyway, some light.

    http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/spor...oposed-riverside-stand-redevelopment-13112644
     
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  17. SoCalJoe

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    It should read more like; 'Khan is carefully looking at the design to maximize revenue streams from kiosks and hospitality...oh and he's waiting to get back into the Premier League where the tv money will pay for it:rolleyes:'
     
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  18. americanmike

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    The biggest hurdle for the Riverside stand and the main aim for it done is to shift the revenue streams from matchday to non-matchday. In short, it is to build something that can make 80% of the club's revenue when FFC are not playing. That is one hard brief to answer.
     
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  19. jumpkutz

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    So, it's supposed to double as a boat club for well heeled Thames skippers when we're not playing? Or the PM's summer waterfront house? I don't understand...
     
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  20. LaxAttack

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    Likely some fancy rooms that can host executive meetings/parties/wedding receptions/etc.

    When I did a tour of AT&T Stadium (a.k.a. Jerry World) a couple years ago, they said you could rent out any room in the place including the elevator we were currently riding.

    It's always about $$$.
     
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