Fulham reveal plans to redevelop and increase capacity of Craven Cottage

Club chief executive Alastair Mackintosh reveals plans to redevelop and expand the ground that has been home to The Whites since 1896

Fulham have revealed plans to redevelop and expand Craven Cottage, increasing the stadium's capacity to 30,000.

The west Londoners have been linked with a possible ground share with neighbours Chelsea and QPR recently, although the club has now dismissed any possibility of moving away from their current home.

Club chief executive Alastair Mackintosh has highlighted the plans as key to the club's ambition to continue to grow and also improve the matchday experience for fans.

Speaking to the club's official website, Mackintosh said: "Fulham has seen unprecedented success both on and off the pitch in recent years, and is now an established Barclays 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 fan's 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.”