Craven Cottage is the name of a football stadium located in Fulham, London
, and has been the home ground of the association football team Fulham F.C. since 1896. After major refurbishment work was carried out in 2004, the ground's capacity has increased gradually from 22,000 to its current capacity of 25,700.
It is located next to Bishop's Park on the banks of The River
Thames. 'Crave Cottage' was originally a royal hunting lodge and has history dating back over 300 years. The original 'Cottage' was built in 1780, by William Craven, the sixth Baron Craven and was located on the centre circle of the pitch.The Hammersmith End (or Hammy) is the northernmost stand in the ground, and, hence the name, the closest to Hammersmith. It is situated such that looking out from the stand you can see the Putney End and the Cottage opposite, the Riverside Stand (and the river itself) to the right and the Johnny Haynes Stand to the left.