|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 12 763 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.
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.
England: Brentford FC to build a new stadium
Yet another London-based club is planning to relocate. And it may turn out that Brentford FC will do it faster than Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Leyton Orient or QPR...
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.