Craven Cottage


  • UEFA Women's Champions League Final 2011

Craven Cottage ( German as a hunting lodge ) is the football stadium of the English first division club FC Fulham, whose team is therefore also called "The Cottagers ". It is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on the banks of the River Thames, offering 25,700 seats on four stands: the Putney End, the Hammersmith End, the Johnny Haynes Stand and the Riverside Stand


The first game at Craven Cottage was held in 1896. The stadium was renovated between May 2002 and June 2004. The best way to reach the stadium with the London Underground. From the station Putney Bridge on the District Line is about 10 to 15 minutes.

In its history the stadium was also used for rugby matches. It was home of rugby league professional teams of Fulham FC, ​​the Fulham Rugby League Club ( 1980-84 ).

On 26 May 2011 the final of the UEFA Women's Champions League was played at Craven Cottage, the Olympique Lyon won 2-0 against 1 FFC Turbine Potsdam.


In Craven Cottage some international friendly matches were played. Among others, here played against Ireland Colombia and Nigeria in May 2008 and May 2009., South Korea has also played friendlies against Greece and Serbia here in 2007.

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The eponymous cottage is located between the Putney End and the main grandstand. Over 200 years ago the area consisted mainly of forest, so at this point a hunting lodge was built, which has survived to our time. The cottage is now used as a VIP box.