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Fulham have announced plans to expand the capacity of Craven Cottage to 30,000 seats.

The club say they are still in the early stages of drawing up the plans for increasing the capacity but are looking at a number of ways to renovate the Riverside stand. From next week, Fulham will speak to fans, local residents and other interested parties and are inviting supporters to view proposals at Craven Cottage between Wednesday 19 and Saturday 22 October. There is also a comment section available on the club’s official website.

Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh said:

Fulham has seen unprecedented success both on and off the pitch in recent years, and is now an established Premier League club, qualifying for European competitions and accommodating over 25,000 people on a regular basis.

We are confident that a redevelopment will improve the fans matchday experience, and enhance our corporate offering, whilst remaining sympathetic to the design of this historic ground.

Naturally our core family values, and the tradition of the football club, continue to be at the forefront of everything we do.

This investment at Craven Cottage demonstrates yet again the chairman’s continued ambition to see the club prosper and grow and to continue to compete at this level for many years to come.

We are still in the very early stages of the planning process and will be holding a public exhibition in mid-October, where we would very much welcome people’s thoughts on our initial ideas.

Fulham returned to their historic home in 2004 after a fans’ campaign ended their two-year exile at Loftus Road, home of QPR.