THE International break is finally over, and Mark Warburton’s side are back in action once again this weekend as we prepare to face London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Rangers head into this one full of confidence following our back-to-back victories over Birmingham City and Preston North End respectively, ensuring the R’s headed into international break on a high.
However, some recent away struggles including disappointing defeats on the road to AFC Bournemouth and then West Bromwich Albion, mixed with Fulham’s impressive start to the campaign will certainly set this clash up for what promises to be an entertaining affair in SW6.
With lockdown restrictions eased, a packed out QPR away end will once again greet the R’s when they take to the field, ensuring for an electric atmosphere on the bank of the River Thames.
As a result, we have prepared this useful away fan guide, to ensure that you have everything you need to know ahead of our clash with the Cottagers.
As we look to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission, QPR management and players are not able to sign autographs or pose for photos at this time. We look forward to when normality can return but ask all supporters to understand and respect the reasons behind this.
Please note that this weekend’s clash with Fulham has SOLD OUT, so please do not travel to Craven Cottage without a valid match ticket.
Supporters are also advised that regular checks will be carried out at the turnstiles. Fans who purchased concession tickets should bring identification with them to the match and anyone trying to gain entry to the stadium with a concession ticket they do not qualify for will face refusal of entry/ejection without refund.
Travelling R’s supporters who are making the short trip to Fulham will be housed in the Putney End Stand, which of course is located behind the goal.
Despite its recent renovations, much like the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, the Cottage remains relatively old fashioned with supporting pillars used throughout the three main stands.
But the modern facilities and comfortable seating mixed with hopefully an impressive performance from the R’s will hopefully ensure for an enjoyable trip for the Rangers fans.
When driving to the stadium from the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium, of course it is a relatively short journey, with a quick trip up the M4.
However, due to the usual London traffic, the trip may take longer than expected.
It is advised to take the M4 towards Central London which then becomes the A4, before you reach the flyover, branch off onto Hammersmith Broadway, then take the A219 onto the Fulham Palace Road and the stadium will be down the residential streets on the right-hand side.
Similar to ourselves, parking in close proximity to the ground on matchdays is usually very difficult, with the area restricted to residents parking only.
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When travelling to Fulham via the London Underground, there are two main stations which serve the stadium. The first is Putney Bridge, which is served by the District Line and is a 15-minute walk from the stadium, whilst in addition there is also the Hammersmith Station which is a rough 20-minute walk from Craven Cottage. Of course, this station is served by the Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines.
In addition to this many local buses run from Hammersmith station including the 211, 296 and 190 which all drop you off close to the stadium.
Lastly, the 220 bus which joins Shepherds Bush and Fulham also runs a regular service.
Pubs and Stadium Refreshments
Around Hammersmith and Fulham there is numerous pubs and food outlets for travelling supporters, most noticeably the ‘Eight Bells’ pub which is a popular spot for many away fans.
The two Wetherspoons pubs close to both Underground stations are also popular spots for away supporters, however, please be aware of certain pubs which may only admit home fans.
Refreshments are also available at the stadium, with a range of alcoholic and soft drinks available.
In addition to this, food including burgers, hot dogs as well as general snacks and drinks are available to buy in the away end concourse.