Fulham have unveiled plans to extend the capacity of Craven Cottage to 30,000.
The Riverside Stand, which backs onto the River Thames, will be refurbished and the riverside walk from Putney to Hammersmith will be opened for the first time.
Craven Cottage currently stands at 25,700 and is one of the smallest stadiums in the Premier League which does not truly represent a club that has finished in the top half for the past two seasons.
Fulham FC CEO Alistair Mackintosh said on www.fulhamfc.com:
“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.”
Fulham first moved into Craven Cottage in 1896 seventeen years after their formation.
The Cottage was the last top flight stadium to build floodlights in 1950 to play in front of standing spectators in 2002.