Talk:Craven Cottage

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Capacity[edit]

The official crowd for Fulham v. Chelsea on 23rd Septermber, 2006 was given as 24,290. I know extra seats were added at the front of the two end stands over the Summer, so does anyone know what the new official capacity is?

The article says the first match played was in 1886, yet in the same paragraph states Fulham discovered the land in 1894. I don't know which date is correct thus haven't edited it, could someone make the change?

Unsourced material[edit]

The following is unsourced information:

  • A 'dedicated' Fulham supporter built an exact replica of Craven Cottage (clubhouse) for his Devon home, has goalposts as his garage and a small stream as the Thames.
  • Fulham offer cruise trips (in steam paddleboats) from central London direct to the ground.
  • Fulham took part in the first ever British game to be played on a Sunday (against Millwall) in 1974, which was staged at Craven Cottage. (The second Sunday game also took place in the same fixture a year later.)
  • Fulham R.F.C. played at Craven Cottage between 1980 and 1984, hosting their largest attendance.
  • The ground has hosted the most Socceroo matches outside of Australia and was one of the pioneers in hosting (neutral) international friendlies.
  • Fulham are the last team to have standing accommodation in the Premier League, as Craven Cottage included terraces in the 2001-02 season - eight years after the Taylor Report outlawed terraces at this level.
  • Pelé played on this pitch for a friendly between Santos F.C. and Fulham.
  • The original Craven Cottage site was covered in woodlands. One plane tree survives today in a corner of the Putney End, the sole tree to be found in any British senior football stadia.

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 03:20, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


Johnny Haynes Statue[edit]

Does anyone have a picture or info on this? I beleave that the bagleys of fulham once owned the cottage but lost there rights of inherentence due to marriage — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.103.216.211 (talk) 20:20, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Champions League Final[edit]

Does anyone else think that it should be mentioned that Craven Cottage is going to host the 2011 UEFA Women's Champions League Final should be added to the page? The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 12:17, 29 November 2010 (UTC)