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Fulham Football Club fik her til aften en glædelig nyhed, da planerne om udbygning af Craven Cottage blev blåstemplet af det lokale London-distrikt Hammersmith and Fulham.

Det betyder, at Riverside fløjen bliver opgraderet, så stadion efter udbygningen får plads til 30,000 tilskuere samt forbedrede faciliteter for fansene.

Alistair Mackintosh, Fulhams administrerende direktør, var naturligvis glad for nyheden:

“This is extremely exciting news and we are all delighted with this outcome. Craven Cottage is synonymous with Fulham F.C and it is vital that the Club is given every opportunity to develop the facilities available to ensure that it can continue to prosper and compete, and remain at its home for the long term. I am confident that an increased capacity and major improvements to the facilities can help us deliver the Chairman’s vision of long term growth and self sustainability for this football club.”

Samtidig med blåstemplingen udtalte H&F-rådets formand Nicholas Botterill sig også om beslutningen:

“Craven Cottage is the historic home of Fulham Football Club and this modest expansion, which will be carried out in a sensitive and sensible way, will allow the club to remain competitive in the top tier of English football while removing the existing, rather ugly, Riverside Stand. Our residents will also enjoy a series of community benefits such as an opened up river walk and improvements at Bishops Park. We are the only borough in Britain to be the home to three top-flight football clubs and we are keen to work with all of them to get the best deal for our residents.”

30,000 lyder måske ikke af meget, men i forhold til hvor mange forhindringer klubben skulle igennem for at udbygge The Cottage, der er beliggende i et beboelseskvarter ved Themsen, er dette en stor succes for alle tilknyttet klubben.

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