Off to Craven Cottage Tonight

Tonight we are heading to Craven Cottage, the stadium for the football (soccer for my American readers) team Fulham, located in London.  This will be our third football match in England since we moved here in September.  These grounds have been Fulham’s home since 1896.  In 2004 the stadium was refurbished and it seats 25,700 people.  The temperature will be quite cold this evening.  They are forecasting that it will be 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius).   I’ll have to bundle up.  The good news is that no rain is in the forecast.

Previously we have seen a match at Wembley Stadium and at Stamford Bridge, home of the Chelsea Football Club, which is also located in London.  For two sports nuts, we are in heaven.  I’m excited to see the action tonight!

Here are some photos of our time at Stamford Bridge last December.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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14 Responses to Off to Craven Cottage Tonight

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    Love the photos… you always have the bets shots:)

  2. frizztext says:

    1 degree Celsius – not very comfortable! Better watch a soccer game in Africa!

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the ivy on the wall.

  4. lynnsbooks says:

    Craven Cottage – doesn’t sound like a football stadium somehow! I hope you have a good time and there’s a great atmosphere.
    BTW – don’t you just love the phrase ‘bundling up’!
    Lynn 😀

    • TBM says:

      We did have a great time and the people were fun, except for the guy who was sitting in my seat and then fought with me about it. Oh well. We got it figured out. Bundling up is a great phrase!

  5. Fergiemoto says:

    Hope it was fun! I’ve been to a football game in England, and it was quite an adventure to say the least.

    • TBM says:

      🙂 I think I know what you mean. The fans are passionate here. It is like there is competition in the stands among the fans who can be the best supporters. It is fun!

  6. Kristina says:

    Have fun and don’t get cold! But amongst 25.000 people you should be fine as long as you are not sitting at the front row 😀

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