Craven Cottage statement

Thursday 18 July 2002

In view of today's press speculation, the Club has issued the following statement:

You will be aware of the various difficulties the Club has been having with the redevelopment programme for Craven Cottage.

In view of the setbacks the Club has faced, it would have been foolhardy not to keep options open to ensure that we are able to construct a stadium we can be proud of - a stadium that will fulfil Fulham Football Club's aspirations for the future.

We did enter into discussions with a view to obtaining the site at Wood Lane West London as a fallback position, should we be prevented from developing Craven cottage in the long term.