Work has now started on the pitch at our new home. Brentford FC will be moving to a new stadium next summer and are set to leave Griffin Park after 116 years at the end of the upcoming 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season. Construction of the playing surface at Brentford Community Stadium will be taking place over the summer and the work started last week.
A Golden Bolt ceremony was held at the stadium at the end of last month when the last steel beam was bolted into place – signifying that the build is structurally complete. With the main structure in place, the area that will become the pitch has been cleared. Over the past week it has been levelled and the installation of drainage and undersoil heating pipework has commenced.
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 will be used to construct a playing surface that can host both sports. Artificial grass fibres will be installed Mid-August and grass seed will be laid at the end of August.
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.