Brentford Community Stadium is a stadium in Brentford , West London, that is the home of both Premier League club Brentford and Premiership Rudgy club London Irish. The stadium has a capacity of 17,250 and is suitable for use for both association football and rugby union matches.
It's highest visit in a match was on 16 October 2021 with the stadium 16,940 seats filled to watch the Brentford vs Chelsea match.
The Brentford Community Stadium opened 1st September 2020 with a total cost of £71 million. Construction started in spring of 2018 and ended in the summer of 2020.
The new stadium is at the heart of plans to regenerate the surrounding area, including new homes and commercial opportunities.
Was a big fan of Griffin Park and it great to a lot things have carried over. The new stadium has been designed in away to make things feel unique and not just another new bowl.
Easy to get to and the staff are very friendly. Only issues are that the signs are not correct and getting the program was hard
Small premier league ground. Bit unusual shape to it and surrounded by blocks of modern flats. Certainly different. The area it self isn’t too bad and with plenty of pubs. We went to a pub a few minutes away called the Horse Guardsman close to the old Brentford ground. Nice small community type pub with a decent pint of Guinness.
Just arrived and the staff at gate D and the box office were very friendly and helpful. Came to support London Irish (don't hold that against me). First time here and found it to be a very good stadium. Would recommend.
Good Sporting Venue, easy to locate for a first time attendee. Quick Travel links to/from London via District Line or South Western Railway. Easy to locate my seat as stewards are very friendly and happy to assist.
In October 2002, following several years of speculation about a possible relocation, Brentford Football Club announced plans to move to a 20,000-capacity stadium near Kew Bridge. This included an ambitious monorail proposal, which was later dropped from the scheme. After several years of uncertainty, the project was suddenly brought back to public attention in late 2007 when the club announced that it had secured an option on the site. This was followed up in February 2008 when a partnership deal with Barratt Homes to develop the site was announced. The club's plan to move to a new community stadium took a massive step forward when, on 28 June 2012, the club bought the 7.6-acre (31,000 m2) site in Lionel Road, Brentford, from Barratt Homes who had originally acquired the site in January 2008. The club aimed to build a 20,000-capacity stadium on the land in time for the 2016–17 season, with the option of extending to 25,000 seats. In December 2013 the club was given approval for the new stadium by Hounslow Council with further approval sought and received from the Mayor of London and the government in December 2013. Attention then shifted to acquiring the remaining land, required for the enabling development of flats, and completing the development agreement. A Compulsory Purchase Order was approved for the remaining land in the summer of 2014 and although negotiations continued, a number of objections to the CPO resulted in a further hearing in September 2015. The development agreement was signed with Willmott Dixon in December 2014. The CPO was approved in April 2016 and the process completed on 1 September 2016. On 15 August 2016, rugby union club London Irish announced that discussions were ongoing with the borough for a move to the new stadium. Irish played in Reading, Berkshire but are moving back to the capital. An amended application to use the stadium for rugby in addition to football was passed on 9 February 2017, effectively allowing London Irish to move to the new stadium from its opening season. It was later confirmed they would move to Brentford from its opening season Work on the new stadium officially started on 24 March 2017 with site clearance and preliminary works. The main works began in spring 2018.