26 August 2019
The work on the pitch at our new home has progressed over the past few weeks and the first green shoots can now be seen. Brentford FC will be moving to a new stadium next summer and the final countdown to the departure from our historic Griffin Park home is now underway. The latest milestone to be ticked off is the first signs of the playing surface.
The structural work at the stadium was completed earlier this summer and the first seats have now been installed. Construction of the pitch started in June and is continuing quickly. The area that will become the pitch was cleared and levelled before drainage and undersoil heating was installed. The stitching of Artificial grass fibres have commenced and grass seed will soon be going down.
The pitch will be used to host football matches and also rugby union with London Irish having agreed a licence to play at Brentford Community Stadium. The latest technology is being used to construct a playing surface that can service both sports. Soon, the full green pitch will be in place and will be prepared for test events in 2020 before the official opening.
The 17,250-seater stadium and associated development commenced in Quarter Two of 2018 with the Club’s development partner – and new principal partner – EcoWorld London, and its stadium principal contractor Buckingham Construction Group Limited. The Brentford Community Stadium development is an important part of the wider regeneration of the area known as Brentford East. It will deliver a stadium together with more than 900 new homes, a new purpose-built location for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and a public square with shops and cafes.