Footage has emerged from inside Brentford’s new stadium, which has drawn a frustrated reaction from fans of the west London club.
The Bees have played at Griffin Park for 116 years but are set to move into the Brentford Community Stadium ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Work on the new 17,250-seater stadium began back in 2018 and Brentford had planned to make the move from Griffin Park in July.
However, due to the current situation and government guidelines work on the £60 million ground, which will also host rugby team London Irish, has been delayed.
Footage has emerged on Twitter from inside Brentford’s new ground.
— craig horrocks (@horrocks_craig) May 4, 2020
The Bees were set to play their final game at Griffin Park, a home Championship tie against Barnsley, last weekend but the EFL season is currently suspended.
It remains unclear if, when, and how it will be resumed but it seems likely that Brentford fans will not get another chance to watch their side play at Griffin Park.
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That will be a huge disappointment, as it seems is the footage of the new stadium and many fans of the west London club have taken to Twitter to reveal their frustration.
Read their reaction here:
What's particularly sad about it is that nowhere looking out on to the pitch is there ANYTHING which identifies it as our ground. The word "Brentford" is painfully absent. Presumably to appease London Irish. Literally looks and feels like a subbuteo venue for neutral sport. 😫
— Dead Ed (@DeadestOfEds) May 4, 2020
Matthew Benham sold the clubs soul to please the cooperate bods. Not one sign of Brentford utter disgrace
— J.C1997 (@Invo9797) May 4, 2020
It’s horrendous, the seats are revolting.
— ®️Ⓜ️🐝 (@rmbfc1) May 4, 2020
@matthew_benham @CliffCrown @BrentfordFC Please just look at the replies and quoted replies. Not one person likes the multicoloured seats. It goes against the fans. Nobody cares if it’s full or not. Make it red and white. We’d all rather it look empty than multicoloured.
— ~ (@BrentfordFC2) May 4, 2020
Wish I was colourblind https://t.co/6DDlUbPBm7
— Tom👨🏻🎨 (@TomFountainn) May 5, 2020
— Paul H #FarewellGriffinPark (@DomaineValescia) May 5, 2020
Such a disappointment new identity for the club just looks so generic.. https://t.co/AphTp17jfE
— Ahmed Essat (@achforcap) May 5, 2020
Looks like a neutral ground 😂 let’s see when’s it’s complete I guess https://t.co/atresG1zvZ
— Josh Mahoney (@JoshMaahoney) May 5, 2020