What to Expect
We aim to deliver a fantastic matchday experience for everyone. We are proud of the positive reputation our stadium has developed as a great venue to watch football and our staff will do everything they can to assist you whenever you visit us at the Cottage.
Our general FAQ guide contains a wealth of information that you may find useful when planning your matchday at the Cottage, including travel, ticketing, facilities and Ground Regulations. We encourage you to browse our guide, and please do contact our Supporter Relations team directly if we can be of further assistance.
The information below also provides some brief additional details that may be useful to visiting team fans.
The Putney End incorporates both the official visiting supporters seating and also our Neutral area, which is available for fans of any team to use. The official visiting supporters allocation of tickets is always sold directly through the visiting team. Ticket sales in the Neutral Area are handled directly by Fulham FC and for higher profile games restrictions may sometimes apply.
There are shared facilities along the length of the Putney End concourse and visiting fans can also take advantage of the larger space on the riverside terrace, which has a number of catering units, TV screens and betting facilities.
Particularly at Half-Time, queue times are often shorter in this location than at the fixed units along the back of the stand. To access the terrace, simply walk along the length of the concourse – towards the river at the end furthest from the turnstile entrances - and then make a right turn. You can also access the terrace directly at the end of the seating rows in the lower half of Block P7.
Visiting Bus / Coach Parking
Visiting team bus / coach parking is located north of the stadium on Fulham Palace Road (A219). Places are reserved for official club travel vehicles only and must be arranged in conjunction with the visiting club in advance of the day of the game.
Coaches park between the junction with Lillie Road (towards Hammersmith) and the junction with Inglethorpe Street (closer to the stadium). The maximum walking distance should be around half a mile and at a leisurely pace we recommend allowing up to 15 - 20 minutes to arrive at the Putney End turnstiles.
From the coach parking area the nearest pub is the Crabtree, located close to the banks of the River Thames on Rainville Road. The pub has an excellent beer garden and they are happy to welcome all well behaved home and visiting fans.
Food and drink are available inside the stadium, but if you need to make a quick stop first then there is a Tesco Express store located on Fulham Palace Road, at the junction with Wardo Avenue. The store has an ATM machine, for which there is a service charge. The nearest free bank machines are located outside Putney Bridge Underground station.
Due to its location, Craven Cottage has no official stadium car park. Public parking regulations apply equally to home and visiting supporters and you can read more on parking options here.
Subject to availability, the Club can arrange free car parking places for disabled supporters or anyone with reduced mobility. Places are offered on a first-come-first served basis, with a limited number reserved for wheelchair users. Further information on accessible parking and other facilities can be found here.
Further information on how to get to the Cottage is located in Travelling to the Game. There are a number of hub stations located all around London with links to every part of the country and the continent. An overview of the main railway stations is provided below.
Please note that this information is intended as a guideline only. We always recommend visiting tfl.gov.uk for the very latest travel news and to plan your matchday journey from in and around London.
Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Paddington and Victoria have direct connections to the District Line and Putney Bridge tube, which is the closest underground station to our stadium. Fenchurch Street is located within walking distance of Tower Hill, on the District Line.
Please note that weekend engineering works do sometimes affect the availability of tube and rail lines and also the number of connections required to reach the Cottage. The estimated number of changes en route to the Cottage is highlighted below in brackets. Depending on your starting point, in some cases you may be faster to connect to Hammersmith tube than Putney Bridge or Putney Rail station.
|Hub Station (postcode)||Key Destinations||Putney Bridge||Putney Rail|
|Blackfriars (EC4V 4DD)||Bedford, Brighton, Luton||40 min (0 or 1)||45 min (2)|
|Cannon St (EC4N 6AP)||East Sussex, Kent||38 min (0 or 1)||40 min (1)|
|Clapham Junction (SW11 2QP)||Brighton, Gatwick Airport||22 min (1)||5 min (0)|
|Charing Cross (WC2N 5HS)||Dartford, Dover, Ramsgate||34 min (0 or 1)||35 min (1)|
|Euston (NW1 2DU)||Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester||40 min (1)||40 min (1)|
|Fenchurch St (EC3M 4AJ)||Grays, Southend||42 min (0 or 1)||45 min (1)|
|Kings Cross (N1 9AL)||Leeds, Newcastle, Sunderland||30 min (1)||40 min (1)|
|London Bridge (SE1 2SW)||Bedford, Brighton, Dover||38 min (1 or 2)||30 min (1)|
|Liverpool St (EC2M 7PY)||Norwich, Stansted Airport||42 min (1)||44 min (1)|
|Marylebone (NW1 6JJ)||Birmingham||30 min (0 or 1)||46 min (2)|
|Paddington (W2 1RH)||Cardiff, Heathrow Airport, Reading||24 min (0)||39 min (1)|
|St Pancras (NW1 2AR)||Luton Airport, Nottingham, Paris||35 min (1)||38 min (1)|
|Victoria (SW1E 5JX)||Brighton, Gatwick Airport, So'ton||29 min (0 or 1)||24 min (1)|
|Waterloo (SW1 7NY)||Portsmouth, Reading||36 min (1 to 3)||20 min (0)|
If you use Twitter, then it is well worth following @FulhamFC. If there are important updates concerning local area travel or the fixture itself, then the Club will announce details promptly through this account.
Our official match programme (£3.50) is on sale outside the stadium on Stevenage Road, in the stadium store, and on the concourses in the Putney End Stand.
It contains a wealth of features on both teams and the match fixture. Regular sections that may be of particular interest to visiting fans include:
● Head to Head match preview featuring statistics and club connections
● Player Profiles analysis of the visiting squad’s players and manager
● Inside the Camp interview with a current member of the visiting team squad
● Expert Analysis interview with an ex-player or legend from the visiting team
● Squad Lists full squad lists and shirt numbers for home and visiting teams
Big Screen Announcements
Birthdays and other friendly greetings can be displayed on the big screens at either end of the stadium and we are happy to welcome and share celebrations with visiting fans.
You can arrange announcements in advance of the day of the game by contacting the Club.
Messages will appear approximately 30 minutes prior to Kick-Off, and then again at Half-Time. If you wish to add a mention to our match programme, please send details to us no later than 7 days before the date of the game to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entering the Stadium
Visiting fans tickets are located in the Putney End, with entrances on Stevenage Road on the side closest to Bishops Park. The turnstile numbers for visiting fans are usually 1 – 6, although do always check for signage (or with a steward) when you arrive to be sure that you are using a gate that is configured for your ticket.
The Putney End Neutral Area is also available for visiting fans, and if your ticket is located in this part of the stadium the entrance gates are likely to be Putney turnstiles 7 – 12.
If you require extra help accessing the stadium then please visit Gate 1, which is located immediately to the left of the red brick turnstile block, as you face the entrances. A member of our Access Stewarding team will be pleased to assist you with entry and if required access to your seat. The Access team are easily identifiable in green jackets.
A steward is located at each gate to help with any queries. If your ticket is damaged, or entry is denied, then the best course of action is to visit the stadium Ticket Office in the Johnny Haynes Stand for further assistance.
Once you have entered the stadium a member of our stewarding team may ask to conduct a quick search of any bags or containers. Bags are generally permitted inside the stadium provided that they will fit neatly and safely underneath your seat.
We also reserve the right to conduct person searches and will allocate female staff to search female supporters if this is required.
There is no definitive list of items that can or cannot be brought into the stadium. Our stewards will use their own judgement to assess items and a Left Luggage facility is available in the event that you have an item with which can’t be brought inside.
Further information can be found in the Ground Regulations.
Smaller flags can be brought into the stadium provided that they are not mounted on poles, contain no offensive wording or slogans, and are no bigger than 150cm in depth or width.
Larger flags and banners can usually be brought into the stadium provided that they are accompanied by a valid fire certificate. Please contact the Club in advance of your visit if you wish to arrange for a larger flag to be brought into the stadium. It is also important to stress that flags cannot be attached to any surface where they might obscure emergency signage. Please comply with the requests of our stewards in the event that a flag needs to be relocated or taken down.
Persistent standing is not permitted at Craven Cottage. We understand that fans may stand during exciting moments in the game, but respectfully ask that all supporters make every effort to remain seated during play. Persistent standing impedes the view of fellow fans, particularly senior supporters and younger children, and can lessen their enjoyment of the game.