Brentford FC Board Agrees Go Ahead To Lionel Road Stadium

A day long meeting of the directors involved in the project reviewed the recommendations of a feasibility study with the various specialist teams working on options to produce a sustainable football stadium with a 20,000 capacity.

It was recognized there was a great deal of work to undertake before a planning application could be submitted but the Directors set the target of opening the stadium at the beginning of the 2016 season.

Some people are likely to be sceptical whether the Club would ever fill such a stadium.

However, Greg Dyke – the Club Chairman states “We are inspired by the experience of Brighton and Hove Albion, who achieved promotion and a new stadium at the same time. It’s our ambition to achieve both by 2016.”

He went on: “It’s time for all of us involved with Brentford Football Club to have faith.

“The Bees fans are out there. Our job is to get them to come to our new stadium.

“A new stadium will give Brentford an ideal opportunity to attract the next generation of West Londoners to a family friendly, community based club.

“Brentford have come a long way in recent years, thanks largely to our new owner Matthew Benham.”