Matt Ridley used to attend matches at Griffin Park, where he had to peer around a pole in front of his seat to get a clear view of the action. Every spare inch that weve got in this stadium has been used for spectators, Varney insists. All the latest news, blogs, videos, and up-to-the-minute media coverage from all the leading voices in the global sports venue sector all in one place. The clubs response to that was they (or was it they and Wilmott Dixon were not sure?) Such version received planning permission in 2013 but its delivery was put on hold as the club opted to build stronger financial backing. Perhaps most importantly, in conjunction with AFL, the club listened to their partners and have crafted a venue that caters to the needs of all fans. Much to the delight of fans, the new English Premier League season will kick off on Friday, August 5. Everyone wants this new stadium to work. It has the honour of hosting the first match of the new campaign as Arsenal make the short trip to west London next Friday, 13 August. I know Liverpool spent a lot of time looking at building an entirely new stadium on Stanley Park, but theres no sense in doing it when a new stand costs 90m which will pay back in, say, seven years, compared with spending 400m-plus on a new stadium. The re-design involved the removal of one tier of seating reducing the capacity to 17,250 fans from 20,000 and moving the stadium south to accommodate the building of an access road to the North of the stadium. More important than the result, though, letting fans through the turnstiles at the 71 million ground marked the end of a very long process. Because purchasing that land took further time, construction could only begin in 2017. There are multiple ways to travel to Brentford Community Stadium by public transport. The Owls visited us the weekend before football stopped, and were torn apart in a brilliant Brentford display as we by Dave Lane | Mar 30, 2020 | Classic Articles | 0 Comments. Over the weekend, the League 2 side confirmed that the club had "been approached by London Irish about using our stadium, but no detailed discussions have taken place". In an interview with The Athletic, Foley detailed plans for Bournemouth to eventually play at a stadium with a capacity of between 20,000 and 25,000. However, there was one slightly more concerning issue during the construction of the Brentford Community Stadium. Instead of double-tiered stands behind each goal, single-level auditorium was to be created, with a modest north side to allow an internal road run along the nearby railway tracks. Even with these restrictions, the bowl maximises seat capacity with exceptional views, creates a revenue stream with adjacent residential developments, and leaves room for future expansion. After writing for publications including 90min, Jay worked at Sky Sports News before joining The Athletic in the summer of 2021 to cover Brentford. Follow Jay on Twitter @jaydmharris, Democratic Republic of Congo international forward, Brentford came from behind thanks to goals from Ethan Pinnock and Frank Onyeka, who secured a 2-1 victory over their La Liga opponents. And they will hope for more success this term, especially as their fans will now be able to return and also make themselves at home in their new surroundings. There is an issue between Cloudflare's cache and your origin web server. Millwall FC released plans for the 8,000 seat expansion to the Den in South London last month. by Jim Levack | May 1, 2023 | Articles | 0 Comments. Additional troubleshooting resources. Because the stadium plot is triangular, uniquely restricted from all sides by railway lines, incorporating a football ground into it became a challenge. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. We won a design competition in 2003 and developed a series of designs, she says. Gemma from BIAS had a different opinion feeling that the new stadium plans could see potential future fans shut out from supporting Brentford with no opportunity to bring future friends and family. Club-record signing Kristoffer Ajer also looked very impressive at the back in his first appearance since joining from Scottish giants Celtic. One area of raising funds recently is the buy-to-rent subsidy (which closed in 2016) which provided loans for up to 50% of development costs. Combined with rainfall collection and solar power plant (400 m2, 30% of which is used directly for stadium needs) on top of the south stand, the efforts earned the stadium BREEAM certification for sustainability. Lets see how that pans out at the council planning meeting. The road build was to facilitate the building of the stadium and residential properties at the same time whilst making the stadium build easier with the original design deemed too complicated and risky. The buildings irregular shape becomes an advantage aesthetically, making it unique and escaping the identikit stadium stereotype. For a glimpse of the NFL's media ambitions, step inside the league's new studio and office complex in Inglewood. Or choose from the following popular destinations, Featured image credit: Ungry Young Man/CC BY 2.0/Edited for size. Foley is expected to complete a 120m (138m/$136m) takeover of the Dorset club in the coming weeks and has already set his sights on expanding the clubs facilities. The closest train station is Kew Bridge Station, which is on the Hounslow Loop Line. There is an unknown connection issue between Cloudflare and the origin web server. Reduction in overall capacity didnt impact the projected revenue because premium seating was increased from 1,874 to 2,866, based on thorough market research. Such version received planning permission in 2013 but its delivery was put on hold as the club opted to build stronger financial backing. Plus stadium information including stats, map, photos, directions, reviews, interesting facts and useful links . Were going to (determine who attends) on a game-by-game basis so we can get as many people through it as we possibly can.. Get your English tea in hand and let's get started! How much of the risk is actually covered by these outsourced companies in reality is a matter for the business heads to thrash out. On top of Wilmott Dixons huge building costs, Brentford will have also have some upfront costs.