Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage has long been recognized as one of the finest extant examples of early British stadium architecture. Designed by renowned Scottish Architect Archibald Leitch, its century-old wooden seats and tight atmosphere recall the sepia days of English soccer, cramming fans onto loud, rocking terraces.
Well, it’s an economic reality that Fulham must grow to stay competitive in the Premier League, and they’ve just announced plans to expand their Riverside Stand by 4,000 seats, and add a number of modern amenities. Perhaps best of all, they’ve managed to create a design that retains the original stand, using it as the core of the new structure.
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