First Team Sub
Jul 1, 2012, 5:57 PM
Team(s): Ashford Town (Middlesex), Bognor Regis Town, Brentford
Post #2 of 6
Old news now, but Brentford have bought 7.6 acres of land in Lionel Road, which I think is slightly closer to Kew Bridge Railway station but could actually be nearer the 'Tube' line - it may well be land once owned by Network Rail - and they will be putting in a planning application to Hounslow Council for a 15,000 all-seater stadium to be ready by 2016/17. I'm sure one of the more revered and knowledgeable Bees fans on this forum can clarify or confirm matters.
I love Griffin Park and it'll be a huge wrench to leave the place but, in all honesty, there's nowhere to park and (gritted teeth here) no real chance of exploiting the ground for corporate hospitality. On the other hand, quite a few clubs have seen gates rise considerably since moving to new grounds, and Brentford really need or deserve more than the 5,000 or so average gate they manage in a very densely populated area peppered with clubs two divisions higher at present.
Maybe the club could keep tradition and put a bar in each corner of the new stadium! Mind you, I understand next season's shirts will be plain white on the back (sacrilege) so I'm not expecting miracles.