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  1. NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world. Fulham F.C., Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London, SW6 6HH This is the oldest football stadium in London and is steeped in rich history and tradition. Partial redevelopment has blended the new with the old, with great individuality and character. Sometimes there is a rather large police presence outside the ground (including mounted police and dog handlers), before and after games. The Putney End incorporates both the official visiting supporters seating and the ‘Mixed Area’, which is available for fans of any team to use. The official visiting supporters’ allocation of tickets (normally 2,711) is always sold directly through the visiting team. Tickets in the ‘Mixed 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 supporters can also take advantage of the larger space on the riverside terrace, which has catering units, TV screens and betting facilities. There are a couple of supporting pillars that could impede your view, but this only applies to certain seats in Row DD and above. Some of these are classed as a 'restricted view' seats and are discounted by £2 off the ticket price. The leg room is ample and as the rows of the stand seem to have been constructed from metal and plywood, rather than concrete, fans can't resist making some noise, by stamping up and down on it. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the game, supporters are encouraged to remain seated during the match. On occasions supporters will stand up from time to time during exciting periods of play but persistent standing is not permitted. With being situated so close to the river, during winter it is not unheard of for temperatures to drop near to or below freezing. I remember it was similar to 'Ice Station Zebra' last time Latics played there! Disabled persons’ facilities: Complimentary car parking is available upon request to both home and visiting disabled supporters at Fulham College Boys' School, Kingwood Road, London, SW6 6SN. As spaces are limited, match-by-match parking can only be reserved on a first come first served basis from 7 days before the date of the fixture by contacting the Club's Disability Liaison Officer. An accessible shuttle bus service takes supporters between the car park and stadium, both before and after the match. This trip takes no more than 5 minutes, although there may be a short wait at full-time. The names of all disabled supporters who have been allocated a space for each game are given in advance to the Car Park Steward, who is located at the main entrance on Kingwood Road. The nearest tube stations with step-free access from the platform to the exit are Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City Line) and Wimbledon. Wheelchair users can access the Club’s main shop floor through the front entrance. The lower section of the shop is separated from the main shop floor by steps. Retail staff will be pleased to assist wheelchair users during their visit if they wish to view products housed in the lower section of the shop. How to get there: By Road: From the North M40 & West M25 Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4, which then becomes the A4, towards Central London. After around two miles branch off left into Hammersmith Broadway (before the flyover). Go around the ring road around central Hammersmith, keeping to the right. Then take the A219 Fulham Palace Road. Keep straight on this road, passing Charing Cross Hospital on your left. After about another half a mile, take one of the right-hand turns for the ground. If you pass the Fulham Palace Garden Centre on your right, then you have gone too far. From the South M25 Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and take the A3 towards Central London. After around eight miles, leave the A3 at the turn off for the A219. Take the A219 towards Putney. Continue straight on this road, down Putney High Street and across Putney Bridge. You will see the ground on your left. Car Parking Parking on the streets near to the ground is restricted to one hour 'pay & display' on matchdays. This isn't obvious from the parking meters and signage and the wardens will be out in force on match days. By Train/Underground: The nearest London Underground station is Putney Bridge, which is on the District Line. The ground is about a fifteen-minute walk. Turn left out of the station and then immediately turn right into a street called Ranelagh Gardens. As the road bends around to the right you will see the Eight Bells pub on your right. Turn left after the pub to take you up to the main road by Putney Bridge. Cross over to the other side of the main road and proceed up to the bridge and then on reaching the bridge turn right to enter into Bishops Park alongside the Thames. Just proceed through the park (keeping the Thames on your left) and you will reach the ground ahead. An alternative route by tube, is to get the Piccadilly Line to Hammersmith from Central London or Heathrow. It is then around a 20-minute walk to the ground, going straight down Fulham Palace Road (passing Charing Cross Hospital). Further on you can then turn right into Crabtree Lane (for the pub of the same name) or carry on and turn right into Harbord Street for Craven Cottage. Those wishing to avoid the Tube can use the Putney National Rail station, which can be reached from Waterloo and Clapham Junction. It is about a 15/20-minute walk to the ground. Turn right upon leaving the station, and keep going straight, down Putney High Street and over Putney Bridge. You will meet the crowds from the Tube station here. Follow them along the river bank through Bishops Park and to the ground'. For travelling across London by public transport it is recommended to use the Travel For London Plan YourJjourney website. By Boat: A ferry operates from the city to Putney Wharf. Where to Drink: Alcohol is available inside the ground. Near to the tube station is the Eight Bells which is popular with away fans. the The Temperance is only a few minutes’ walk away from the Eight Bells walk up to the main road and turn right. The Temperance is across the road (Fulham High Street) on the corner and has food on offer (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc). Opposite the Temperance on the same road is the King's Arms, which is also popular with visiting supporters. The Crabtree on Rainville Road (10 minutes’ walk from the ground) welcomes away supporters To find this pub go along Stevenage Road away from the Cottage and the away end. On reaching the home end of the ground, turn left along an alley which runs behind the stand. When you reach the River Thames, turn right and walk along the riverside path. You will reach the Crabtree on your right. This pub is also just under 20 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith tube station. On the opposite side of the Thames to the ground is the Rocket, a Wetherspoon’s pub. From the Putney Bridge tube station go on up to the main road, then cross the Thames via Putney Bridge. Over on your left you will see a semi-circular tower located on the riverfront. The Rocket is located at the bottom of this tower. Once over the bridge look for the path on the left taking you down to the river bank and walk along from there. Along the riverbank from the Wetherspoon’s is the Boathouse, a Young's pub which is also frequented by visiting supporters. If arriving at Putney overground railway station, there is a Wetherspoon’s virtually opposite the station entrance called the Railway. Where to eat: Food and drink are served from a number of outlets and stalls situated behind the stands. These areas although mostly covered are not enclosed. However, if you go to the outlets around to the left of the stand then you can enjoy some nice views of the Thames. Food includes a range of pies, burgers and hot dogs. The main kiosks also take card payments.
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