|1600 (Away section)|
|Record attendance||38 678 (Brentford FC - Leicester City, 26.02.1949)|
Description: Griffin Park
Quite anonymous for international readers, the club from West London is based in its ground since 1904. The name Griffin Park derives from the symbol of a brewery that used to stand here before stadium was built. And alcohol remains a bigpart of history here with Griffin Park being known as the only venue in England with a pub in every corner. A uniqueness we have a lot of sympathy for...
Because of its location below aircraft route to Heathrow the stadium gained a sponsor that exposes his logo on top of the roof, visible to plane passengers – Qatar Airlines.
Currently the ground accommodates 12,300 people, but in its history there were some giant games, like the match against Leicester City from 1949, watched live by lamost 40,000 fans. A year before that part of the Olympic football tournament was played here. Italy smoothly went through USA with a 9:0 score.
London: Here's how you do groundbreaking ceremonies
Despite high-ranking officials in attendance, it wasn't them who grabbed the shovels yesterday. The honour was given to a family of Brentford FC supporters, who have been with the Bees for 4 generations!
London: Brentford hope to break ground in March
With planning permission confirmed, Brentford FC are looking forward to official launch of Brentford Community Stadium construction. The 17,250-seater is expected to be ready by the end of next year.
London: Planning permission granted to Brentford FC
The amended stadium design now officially has its green light. Not that it stopped Brentford and its partners from working on site for months now...
London: Brentford's stadium smaller and later
They waited so long for their new home that it's now redesigned and relocated, which means new approval is needed. The stadium will have less seats and its delivery may slip from 2019 to 2020.
London: Site clearance continues for Brentford FC’s stadium
It’s been a month since they began, now comes the challenging part: salvaging a historic stable building while demolishing it at the same time.
London: Brentford to break ground next month?
After three long years of deadlock it seems we’re finally just weeks away from seeing heavy equipment at Lionel Road. Brentford FC really need that to happen.
Great Britain: UK stadium overhauls and new stadiums to expect in near future!
We take a look at some of the stadiums currently under construction or reconstruction and bring you the latest news regarding the great football pitches you will see some of your favorite UK clubs playing at in the near future.
London: Brentford a step closer to Lionel Road stadium
Brentford's compulsory purchase order for the final piece of land for their new Lionel Road site has been approved by the government. Report by GetWestLondon.co.uk.
London: Last obstacle ahead of Brentford FC?
They’re just one plot away from securing the new stadium. But owners of that plot seem determined to block Brentford FC’s project. Public inquiry into this case began on Tuesday.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
London: Lionel Road Stadium months behind already
Bad news: preparatory works won’t start in 2014. Good news: Brentford FC are still the first club since Arsenal to build a new stadium in London.
London: Final approval for Lionel Road Stadium!
Third and final approval was granted yesterday for the Brentford FC project. This means The Bees are the second London-based club to get a new stadium after Arsenal.
London: Brentford FC one step from new stadium
After local council, now also the mayor’s office approved Lionel Road stadium plans. Only the secretary of state could possibly stop the development now, according to London24.com.
London: Lionel Road contractor selected
New 20,000-capacity stadium has both the planning permission and contractor. All indications suggest that Brentford FC may in fact be the first London-based club after Arsenal to have a new stadium, though others began their attempts much earlier.
London: Lionel Road Stadium approved
Despite concerns raised across the community, Brentford FC's new stadium is now approved by the local council planners. One of England's most original stadiums should be built as predicted, in mid-2016.
London: Brentford FC submit planning application
After 15 years of looking for opportunities, the Bees are finally going forward with their latest planning application for new stadium, theconstructionindex.co.uk reports. Due to the unique shape of their plot, the stadium would be very distinctive.
London: Brentford new stadium soon to go for planning permission
After months of consultation the final application is supposed to be ready shortly and submitted to the local council. Brentford FC hope to go ahead with their Lionel Road plan, yourlocalguardian.co.uk reports.
New design: Lionel Road Stadium
After over a decade of attempts and different visions it seems to be in place – the plan for a new Brentford FC stadium. A new and completely unique 20,000-seater may be opened in London in mid-2016.
England: Further clubs support safe standing
The list of clubs appealing to test and potentially allow standing areas back inside English stadia is growing. Back in January it was just Aston Villa, now it’s 10 clubs in England and Scottish Premier League.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.