Griffin Park – until 2021
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|Record attendance||38 678 (Brentford FC - Leicester City, 26.02.1949)|
Griffin Park – historical stadium description
Little-known West London club Brentford FC had been using their previous stadium since 1904. Griffin Park got its name from griffin in the logo of the local brewery, which had previously stood on the site of the stadium. Anyway, the history of the venue is inextricably linked to alcohol. Because for example, throughout England, Griffin Park was known as the only stadium to have a pub in each of its four corners. On the other hand, due to its location on the flight path to Heathrow Airport, venue lived to see a solid advertising deal. Qatar Airways bought the roof space and displayed its logo there.
Griffin Park held a modest amount of 12,300 people at the end of its existence, but it has also had huge audiences in its history, led by a match against Leicester City in 1949, when almost 40,000 spectators were in stands. A year earlier, during the Olympic Games, the stadium was one of the arenas for the football tournament, hosting Italy vs USA match (9:0).
Between 2018 and 2020, a new Brentford Community Stadium was built about a kilometre east of Griffin Park, to which Brentford FC players moved in summer of 2020. In 2021, demolition of the old facility was carried out for housing.
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