The Riverside Stand Project is the topic hot on the lips of the fans of Fulham Football Club.
Is the redevelopment finally looking a step closer to commencing?
Shahid Khan's proposal to appoint Heatherwick Studio, Led by renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick CBE,RDI, to bring his expertise in to redevelop the Riverside Stand. Khan’s vision is of creating an iconic landmark on the bank of the River Thames, To bring a modern twist to the historic stadium.
Reports surfaced on the 3rd of June by GetWestLondon.co.uk stating the club have agreed to purchase part of the River Thames and that the executive board are leaving the fee paid to the Port of London Authority undisclosed.
The planned extension is set to see the Riverside Stand increase in capacity, Whilst building out laterally which will require to extend across a section of the Thames.
The expansion will see an increase in the capacity from 25,700 to 30,000, Which in turn will bring in an increase in revenue on match days.
Blueprints suggest that within the new stand there will be several commercial shops including a Pub/Café, Which will also be available on non match days. As well as completing the river walk between the Hammersmith Bridge and the Putney Bridge.
Estimates suggest that the project will in turn reimburse the club approximately £2 million pound per year.
The progression with redevelopment plans suggests that the club plan to stay at Fulham’s spiritual home for many years to come.
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