Fulham stadium Craven Cottage, with the Wembley Twin Towers

Revealed: Fulham’s crazy plan to renovate Craven Cottage… with bits of the old Wembley

Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed revolutionised Craven Cottage with teams that very nearly conquered the Europa League – but at one stage, he planned a much more literal rebuild in west London. 

At the start of the 21st Century, the Whites had to decamp to QPR’s Loftus Road since the Cottage didn’t meet Premier League requirements. Eventually, Fulham’s famous old ground was renovated into a 22,000 all-seater stadium, ready for the 2004/05 season.

But as detailed in the most recent issue of FourFourTwo, that wasn’t the only plan put forward by Fulham’s chairman. 

Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2010 in London, England.

Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed had mad ideas about renovating Craven Cottage (Image credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images)

“Talk of revamping or even leaving Craven Cottage surfaced,” Ed McCambridge writes. “One of Al Fayed’s wackier ideas was to buy the iconic Twin Towers that loomed over the soon-to-be-demolished old Wembley and have them installed as part of the Riverside Stand. 



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