Brentford stadium guide: Everything home and away fans need to know when visiting the Bees’ new stadium

The Bees moved away from their historic home this season, into the ultra-modern stadium they share with rugby side London Irish.

<p>A general view of the new Brentford Community Stadium  (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)</p>

A general view of the new Brentford Community Stadium (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Brentford finally said goodbye to Griffin Park in 2020 after calling it home for 116 years, but their new stadium is a thing of beauty even if the capacity is just 17,250.

The Brentford Community Stadium is less than a mile from the old ground, and will be shared with rugby union side London Irish.

The colours and state of the art facilities, along with the stunning pitch, more than meet the standard for a Premier League venue.

Players of Brentford celebrate during a game (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Last season, the Bees finally made the big jump from the Championship to the Premier League and it will be interesting to see if they stick to the principles that got them to the top flight.

Premier League survival will be a massive success for the club and its vociferous fan base.

If they can secure that while playing beautiful football along the way, the fans will be in dreamland.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Key player: Ivan Toney

Brentford’s star striker is coming into the Premier League on the back of a record-breaking Championship season where he broke and set a new record for the most goals scored by a player, bagging 31 goals.

The club have made some decent signings so far but it’s fair to say the best business has been holding on to the former Newcastle man.

He was the difference last season,and will have to continue scoring to give them a chance of survival.

How to get to the Brentford Community Stadium

Address: 166 Lionel Rd, Brentford, Hounslow, TW8 9QT

Brentford Community Stadium is located in Hounslow, west London, approximately six miles from Charing Cross.

The best way for fans coming from central London is to get the train from Waterloo to Kew Bridge station, and the stadium is just two minutes away on foot.

For drivers, the M4 runs metres away from the stadium although parking is not very convenient due to limited space.

The closest London Underground stations are Chiswick Park and Acton Town, while Gunnersbury is on the Overground line.

The old Brentford Stadium , Griffin Park. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Where to eat

There are a lot of restaurants around the new stadium including The Express Tavern, The Roastery, Strand Cafe.

There are no shortages of hotels around for fans staying overnight, including Premier Inn and Holiday Inn.

Covid guidelines

Social distancing is no longer required at the Brentford Community Stadium and fans do not have to get table service food and drinks in any more.

Fans may be be required to show proof of negative Covid test taken within the last 48 hours, or evidence of having taken both jabs of the vaccine on the NHS app.

This could become mandatory from October 1, and the Premier League is advising supporters to prepare for this.

The use of face covering is no longer required by law, but some clubs still advise they are worn when standing or moving away from your seat.

Tickets

All tickets can be bought online via the club’s website. Prices vary depending on matches, with tickets on sale between £15 and £60.

Home pubs

Most of the home fans still prefer to go to the Griffin Pub on the corner of the old ground before heading to the new stadium.

The food is good, the drinks are moderately priced and the bonds created and shared at the Griffin have lasted for generations.

Away pubs

Brentford’s old ground Griffin Park was famous for having a pub on every corner, and most are friendly to away fans.

Stadium tours

Brentford have not yet opened tours for their new stadium yet.