Fewer than 200 Premium Seats remain

Including Premium Seats, more than 7,000 supporters have secured their place at our new stadium. Our Reservation Centre is now currently closed due to the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However, sales of Premium Seats and Season Tickets for our new home continue and supporters can purchase their seats via phone appointments. Find out more here.

A Premium Seat option is perfect for those of you looking for a more relaxed matchday experience with a little extra comfort in a prime viewing location. Whether you’re after a premium pie or tasty bap, you’ll get top food near your high back padded seats – with 5.9 inches more legroom than Griffin Park.

The only remaining Premium Seat option at our New Stadium is now our Red and White package. It is available to purchase from just £99 per month per seat (including VAT, plus licence fee). Enjoy a premium experience for as little as £44 per game*.

With fewer than 200 places now available, don’t miss out!  Simply call 020 3750 9705 or register your interest and a member of our team will contact you.

Register your interest

*Price based on 23 home league games, plus the inclusive pre-season friendly and the first three cup matches. Prices exclusive of licence fee. Pending league status (25 per cent increase for Premier League, 25 per cent discount for League One)

Talk Club for Men created by Brentford FC and Sports Trust

With the government restricting all but essential movement across the UK, Brentford FC and its Community Sports Trust have created an online mental health network for Brentford fans and local male residents. Inspired by the established Talk Clubs for men, the group, available on the Facebook platform, will provide an opportunity for men to support each other during this unprecedented period.

The group follows on from the successful screening of the documentary “Steve” at Griffin Park in February, which documents how one man lost his friend Steve to suicide and highlights the difficulties many men face in discussing their mental “fitness”. Primarily, the “Brentford Talk Club” will provide a safe hub for men to talk and support each other – particularly during the current restriction on movement. With 76 per cent of suicides being male, and with one in four experiencing mental health conditions at some point in their life, the online network will aim to tackle the existing stigma surrounding mental health.

Brentford fan Steven Green said: “Joining a group like this will be so beneficial to so many people as it gives you a chance to discuss things with other people who may be going through difficult times as well. You may find it hard to open up to others, but if there is something we all share in common it eases the uncertainty.”

Graham Goodden, Communities Engagement Manager at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said: “The Brentford Talk Club will be there for anyone who wants to have a non-biased open conversation about pretty much anything. Now, more than ever, we need to support each other and have some sort of social interaction – even if it is online.”

Along with the “Talk Club”, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust aims to provide online mental health support to local residents (male and female) and vulnerable young people it is already working with. Brentford fans and local residents can join the group here. For more information, please visit us at enquiries@brentfordfccst.com.

Brentford SportsFEST rescheduled for October

In light of new Government advice on the need to stay at home, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has postponed Brentford Sports FEST until 18 October 2020 at Syon Park. Brentford Sports Fest was due to take place on 5 April in the grounds of one of west London’s most iconic parks and offers exciting 10k and 5k runs for more than 600 local residents.

Lee Doyle, CEO of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said: “We know many runners will be disappointed with the decision to postpone the event but the wellbeing of our participants and staff remain our top priority. In the coming months, we intend to offer an array of online content to keep local people fit and healthy from home. We are extremely grateful to Syon Park and our headline partner Brentford Lock West for agreeing to move the date and supporting us during these difficult circumstances.”

If you have any queries about the event, please email us at events@brentfordfccst.com.

We are encouraging local runners and residents to stay up to date through Strava here.

West Mid asking for support from fans

A special fund has been set up to help West Middlesex University Hospital provide the best care during the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). The hospital, in Isleworth, is the closest to Brentford FC and is regularly visited by players and staff. A group visited to provide Christmas gifts to patients just three months ago.

The hospital is part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and provides a range of specialist clinical services as well as general hospital services for people living locally, which include A&E and maternity. The Trust runs two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex, and also offers a range of community-based services. It has 6,000 staff caring for nearly one million people in the area.

CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and they have launched a dedicated Rapid Response Fund to support staff and patients. The new fund will support in three key areas:

  • New Equipment – Including scanners, blood gas machines and patient vital-sign monitors
  • New Technology – Including remote monitoring devices, digital consultation tools and mobile tablets
  • Support for Frontline Staff – Including the creation and establishment of Health and Wellbeing hubs at our hospitals to provide respite, information and refreshment for our teams; and the recruitment and deployment of a specialist volunteer workforce to support staff and patients on our wards and across our organisation

The charity is appealing for support for the Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund and ensuring staff across the organisation are best equipped and prepared to provide vital care to our patients and all those in our community affected by the virus. Click here to donateClick here to find out more.

Brentford FC off-field staff now contactable only by email

Brentford FC has taken the decision to close its main offices this week given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). No football will be played in England until at least 30 April and Government advice is that that people should work from home if they can, as well as avoiding public gatherings. Brentford FC staff will now not be working at our offices at 27 Great West Road and measures announced last week for Griffin Park remain in place.

The Club will be closed to all visitors until further notice. The Box Office and Club Shop will not receive those who turn up in person. Club merchandise remains available online at shop.brentfordfc.com and supporters can communicate with staff via email ONLY using the Contacts page here. Many staff will, however, now be working from home and there will be no Visitors Reception at Griffin Park. Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home are still being sold but appointments are via phone and screen share only. Our Reservation Centre is now closed, and more information can be seen here.

With games postponed, Brentford FC is advising fans to keep hold of all match tickets. It is currently planned that all tickets for individual games, and Season Tickets, will be valid for the rearranged dates of fixtures. No decisions will be taken on when the season will resume until it is safe to consider it.

Brentford FC will keep all fans up to date as and when the situation changes and we will share anything in the community that can be done to help those in need. Most importantly, supporters should do all they can to keep themselves and others safe. Please follow the guidance from the Government provided by Public Health England if presented with any symptoms – gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

Watch: EFL Day of Action – Ben Lampert interview

During the EFL Day of Action earlier this month – before Government advice regarding large public gatherings was in force – Ben Lampert ran a coaching session for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Football Development Centre. He took time out to explain what he was doing and how he finds working in the community as a deaf coach. Hear from him below. See a video from the session here.

Brentford community response to Coronavirus

With many people now unable to leave their homes, Hounslow residents are working together to keep those in need safe. Due to the Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus) outbreak, pubs and restaurants are now shut and large portions of the population are staying at home. A special group has been set up to help them.

Hounslow Covid-19 Mutual Aid is a group aiming to help those who may be quarantined due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This is a group set up to coordinate support in the London Borough of Hounslow. They will be looking to help people access food, complete errands etc – particularly those who are elderly, disabled and/or immunocompromised.

The group is to be found on the Facebook website and can be accessed here. The group are asking for it to be shared with people looking to help each other out during the coronavirus pandemic. Do you know any vulnerable or elderly residents living in Hounslow who might need help? Let them know.

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust 20 March update

In light of the government’s decision to close all schools – along with the FA’s decision to postpone grassroots football for the foreseeable future – Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have postponed the majority of its community activity. Despite these challenging circumstances, the Trust will be:

  • Working in schools that remain open to vulnerable children and children of keyworkers.
  • Developing engaging and innovative online content, which keeps children and adults in the local area active in their homes.
  • Supporting our most vulnerable participants through phone calls and online contact.

Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said: “Our commitment to local communities remains steadfast. We will be innovative in how we can create a positive difference in the most challenging of times. We are working closely with partner schools and local stakeholders to support those most in need during this crisis and we hope to utilise our inspirational workforce and wealth of resources to help them.”

The Trust will be uploading its online content very soon. If you have an idea of how Brentford FC Community Sports Trust can help during the crisis, please contact the Trust at enquiries@brentfordfccst.com.

Support for Level Playing Field Weeks of Action

To support the EFL’s Level Playing Field Week of Action, young people from Brentford FC Community Trust’s autism project took part in our Fanzone before Brentford’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday. The project, which aims to supports children aged five to 11 years old who have autism or learning difficulties through weekly football sessions, is credited with helping the young people with any communication difficulties they may face. At the Fanzone, they supported Trust staff with a range of exciting activities including a speed cage activity, Giant Jenga and a range of exciting footballing activities.

Fraser Littler, 21, who takes part in the On the Ball programme, said: “I really enjoyed the match and being involved with the Fanzone. It was a fun event with lots of activities going on, and I enjoyed helping some of the participants to join in.”

The project is delivered in partnership with Action Attainment, a charity in west London that is committed to enabling children with speech, language, communication and sensory needs to achieve and have active lives. The “On the Ball” project is part of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s wider disability initiatives, which engages with more than 300 children and adults with disabilities each year.

Jon Burr, Diversity and Inclusion Manager of Brentford FC, said: “It was great to have members of the On the Ball session involved in the Fanzone to help promote the Level Playing Fields Weeks of Action. It really helped to raise awareness of the increased accessibility at our new stadium with a significant number of wheelchair and ambulant spaces being added for next season – along with a dedicated sensory room.”

The EFL’s Level Playing Field’s Week of Action demonstrates EFL clubs’ commitment to access and inclusion for children and adults with disabilities – whether that be on a matchday or local community projects. For more information about our disability projects please email us at enquiries@brentfordfccst.com.

Watch: Two Years in Two Minutes! New Stadium grows

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park.

In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However, sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our waiting list now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the new stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

Watch: On This Day – 19 March 2018

Today marks two years since the Muttitt family put the first spades in the ground at the site of Brentford Community Stadium.

The Muttitt family association with Brentford goes back to the Club’s golden period in the 1930s when Robert’s father Ernie joined Brentford from, fittingly, Middlesbrough. He played for the Club from 1932 to 1947 and was inducted to the Brentford Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ernie helped The Bees win promotion from the third tier in his first six months at Griffin Park and then to the top flight in 1935. He was part of the squads which finished fifth in Division One in 1936. While not a regular, Ernie played 94 games for the Club and scored 27 goals, he also racked up more than 100 wartime appearances.

When playing for the Club, Ernie lived locally and was often spotted on the terraces after his departure. He passed on a love of The Bees to his family and Ernie’s son Robert was born in Braemar Road in 1947. Now 72, Robert recently changed our countdown board at Griffin Park with his son Peter and daughter Nicki, both Season Ticket Holders. All three were also involved in the ground-breaking ceremony, along with Robert’s granddaughter Sophie.

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park.

In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However, sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our waiting list now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the new stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

Confirmation of extended postponement of season

The football authorities have issued the following statement:

The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19. We’re united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

We’ve collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition. The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”.

However, our Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional football. Additionally, we’ve collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday 30 April. The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19.

March 19 Coronavirus update on community projects

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has been closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and the wellbeing of our participants and staff remains our top priority. In light of the government’s recommendations on Monday – along with the FA’s decision to postpone grassroots football for the foreseeable future – we have decided to cancel or postpone a number of our community activities.

These sessions include:

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Football Development Centres at Gunnersbury Park, Uxbridge High School, Twickenham School and Hampton High.
  • Futsal sessions at Nishkam School.
  • Communities Engagement sessions for our Premier League Kicks, Hounslow Street Sports and Be Inspired programmes across Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond.
  • Youth Club sessions that are part of our Hounslow Youth Service provision.
  • All activities for our Young Carers provision in Ealing and Hounslow.
  • All activities for our disability projects.
  • Health and fitness sessions in Hounslow.
  • Training sessions at Gunnersbury Park for our post-16 education programme.
  • Recruitment of our NCS programme.

Based on guidance from the EFL last Friday, we have already cancelled sessions at Griffin Park Learning Zone – based at Griffin Park. We have also cancelled any activities for participants who have underlying health conditions or those who are deemed at risk.

We will let participants know in due course when these sessions will start up again. In the meantime, we are working on creating online activities and challenges for our participants to take part in. Please look out for links to content by email or on our website. Our school-based activity will continue while schools remain open.

If you’re wondering whether a session that you usually take part in has been cancelled, please email us at enquiries@brentfordfccst.com.

EFL Coronavirus Update 18 March

EFL STATEMENT: BOARD UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

Primary objective to deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season

The EFL Board met today to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for the League and its clubs. After receiving a detailed brief on a number of matters, the Board reaffirmed that the health and well-being of EFL staff, players, club employees and supporters would remain central to all decisions in these fast-changing circumstances. The EFL Board also acknowledges the positive role that member clubs are playing in community solidarity, especially in supporting the vulnerable at this time.

2019/20 SEASON SCHEDULE

The primary objective, in order to protect competition integrity, is to deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season, subject to the over-riding priority around health and well-being. Plans continue to be developed on the agreed principle that it is in the best interests of the EFL and Clubs to complete the current season at the appropriate time.

The EFL is continuing regular dialogue with the Government and relevant health authorities and, as and when more information is known regarding the scale and extent of the coronavirus outbreak in this country, a decision will be taken on the resumption of the League’s fixtures. Conversations will continue with the EFL’s counterparts at the FA, the Premier League, the PFA and the LMA to ensure football achieves a joined-up and collaborative approach.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

As part of the League’s continued contingency planning, the Board heard the comments and observations from EFL clubs, before discussing a number of issues including the current financial position and implications, insurance, regulatory matters and broadcasting arrangements. Discussions centred on financial relief for clubs in the short term and while there is no one single solution, measures are to be put in place to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package.

This fund consists of the remaining Basic Award payments being advanced to clubs immediately, with the remainder made up through interest-free loan facility available to clubs, calculated in line with the EFL’s Article of Associations. The cash injection is included as part of a series of measures, that includes potential Government support to help clubs and their associated businesses through this period of uncertainty.

The EFL welcomes last night’s announcement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is continuing discussions to understand how our clubs can access the funding made available to support businesses. In addition, we will continue our discussions with our football partners to determine how we can all get through this difficult, challenging and unprecedented situation.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING

The EFL, through a dedicated taskforce, continues to review the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on our clubs and competitions.

Alongside ensuring the 2019/20 season reaches a successful conclusion, protecting the EFL and its clubs is a key priority for the EFL Board, who have today agreed on the following objectives to support future decision-making:

  • Ensure the health and well-being of our clubs’ employees, supporters and communities
  • Make a positive contribution to the UK’s efforts to tackle coronavirus
  • Protect the EFL’s financial model and club finances
  • Enable the EFL to continue to function as a business
  • Deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season

The league also confirmed today that the Leasing.com Trophy Final between Portsmouth and Salford City, scheduled for 5 April, had been postponed.

The best pictures of our new stadium so far

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park. In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our Waiting List now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the New Stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

Pictures taken by Matt Davis – davisphotographer.co.uk.

New stadium Season Ticket sales process to continue

With Griffin Park now closed to visitors, Brentford FC can confirm that our New Stadium Reservation Centre will also be closed in the short term. Sales of Season Tickets for our new home will, however, continue in a different way. This means supporters can secure their seats for next season in the coming weeks even if they cannot leave their home.

The Club has put processes in place to conduct Season Ticket appointments over the phone. The staff, who may have to work from home as per government advice, will be able to speak to supporters and can share their screen during the booking process if requested, therefore being able to share available seats and views. This means fans can still choose their seats and join over 5,000 Brentford supporters who have already secured their place ‘from Day One’  at our new home.

Brentford FC is very keen to make sure the process for securing season tickets at our new home is as fair as possible. Current Season Ticket Holders have been allocated an appointment based on their location at Griffin Park, their longevity as a Season Ticket Holder and their Ticket Access Points. Moving appointments to a telephone and screen share system is the best way to maintain this process.

This month, supporters who have been Season Ticket Holders at Griffin Park for less than six seasons will be taking up their appointments and in April, Club Members will get the opportunity to purchase Season Tickets. Supporters will be contacted by text and email to set up telephone appointments in-line with their original appointment time. Club Members will have all received an email by Wednesday and have the opportunity to group with other supporters (based on your Ticket Access Points). Please note, this email may go into your Junk folder. We advise Club Members who haven’t received anything to email reservations@brentfordfc.com.

Full prices and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here. With Early Bird prices expiring on Thursday 30 April, those that buy during their exclusive window can save up to £50 on their Season Ticket. What’s more, these prices won’t increase should we get promoted to the Premier League.

Griffin Park, Box Office and Shop closed to visitors

Brentford FC has taken the decision to close Griffin Park to visitors given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). It was announced last week that The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship agreed to postpone the professional game in England until at least 3 April and the Government advised yesterday that people should work from home if they can and avoid public gatherings. As such, the Club has introduced some new measures to protect staff and supporters.

The Club will be closed to all visitors until further notice. The Box Office and Club Shop will not receive those who turn up in person. Supporters can still buy online at shop.brentfordfc.com and can communicate with all staff via email using the Contacts page here. Many staff will, however, now be working from home and there will be no Visitors Reception at Griffin Park. More details on our Reservation Centre and Season Ticket sales process for our new stadium will follow in due course.

With our games away to Fulham and Reading and at home to West Bromwich Albion postponed, Brentford FC is advising fans to keep hold of all match tickets. It is currently planned that all tickets for individual games, and Season Tickets, will be valid for the rearranged dates of fixtures. There will be an EFL Board Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March, and no decisions have been taken on when the season will resume.

Brentford FC will keep all fans up to date as and when the situation changes. Most importantly, supporters should do all they can to keep themselves and others safe. Please to follow the guidance from the Government provided by Public Health England if presented with any symptoms – https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

Updated Trust statement on Coronavirus on 17 March

Due to the English Football League’s (EFL) decision to postpone all EFL matches until 3 April at the earliest, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is making some changes to its community activities.

Griffin Park Learning Zone, based at Griffin Park, will postpone all community activities until we receive further guidance from the EFL, English Football League Trust and Brentford FC. This is based on the EFL’s recommendation of ceasing all community activity at football stadiums and training grounds.  Participants and staff involved in these projects have been informed and the Senior Leadership Team are exploring other options relating to community projects at Griffin Park Learning Zone.

The wellbeing of our participants remains our top priority. Therefore, we will also be postponing any community activity that involves participants who have underlying health conditions or those who are deemed at risk. These sessions also include our Short Breaks project (community based) for children with disabilities and our Young Carers project in Ealing and Hounslow. If you’re wondering whether a session that you usually take part in has been cancelled, please email enquiries@brentfordfccst.com

Under instruction from the EFL, we have also postponed all National Football Youth League and Community Education Football Alliance (CEFA) matches until further notice. These matches relate to our post-16 education programme.

With Brentford’s match against West Bromwich Albion postponed, all community-related activity on a matchday has inevitably been cancelled, which includes all Mascot and Guard of Honour packages. These packages will remain valid for the rearranged fixture and further details will be available in due course.

Based on the government’s advice and recommendations, we are still running all other community activities as normal. The Senior Leadership Team will monitor the situation on a daily basis, and we recommend you check our website regularly for updates.

If you have any concerns regarding this update, please email enquiries@brentfordfccst.com.

Watch: #TakeYourSeats Richard Archer

Bees fan Richard Archer is known for fronting Mercury and twice Brit Award-nominated Hard-Fi.

Hard-Fi had two multi-platinum number one albums and were the first band to sell out five Brixton Academy shows in a row on a debut album.

They were also the most played band of 2006 on Radio One. ‘Hard to Beat’, from the album ‘Stars of CCTV’, can be heard a few minutes before 3pm every Saturday at Griffin Park as the players enter the pitch.

Since Hard-Fi last recorded, Archer has been writing with and producing various artists including Axwell/Ingrosso, Ratboy, The Rasmus, Redfaces, Ady Sulemain, 660 and Japanese prog rockers Hello Sleepwalkers.

Now on vocals and electric piano with OffWorld, we caught up with Richard shortly before the release of the band’s debut single, ‘Brave to Be Alive’.

Click here to visit OffWorld’s official website. Follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@offworldsounds).

Having recently surpassed the 5,000-mark for 2020/21 Season Tickets, join Richard in securing your seat at our new stadium! In case you missed it, Early Bird prices for Season Tickets at our new home will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to Early Bird prices.

Full prices, estimated on-sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

EFL Update on Coronavirus on 16 March

The health and well-being of EFL staff, players, Club employees and supporters is of paramount importance and will be key to the decisions made by football during what is clearly an unprecedented situation facing our game. It is with that in the forefront of the League’s mind that it notes the intense speculation that has appeared across the local, national and international media over the weekend.

Whilst the League and its Board understand there is a strong desire from both the media and general public to understand what may happen next, there have, at this current time, been no decisions taken. The League also feels it inappropriate to respond to the many hypothetical solutions being suggested whilst the many unknowns remain. Given the fast paced environment and parameters we are currently working within, it is simply not practical to give a running commentary on what may happen.

In the immediate short term we will continue with our contingency planning to deal with the implications the outbreak of Covid-19 has presented the EFL and its Clubs, in addition to liaising with the Government, health authorities and football partners. A further update will be given once the EFL Board has met this week. In the meantime, we wish the football and wider community well and urge all to follow the guidance from the Government provided by Public Health England if presented with any symptoms – https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

EFL Chair, Rick Parry, said: “These are indeed challenging times for the League, its Clubs and the game as a whole. However, now is the time for cool heads and calm reflection, rather than speculation as we look to steer our competitions and Clubs through this period of uncertainty.”

Watch: EFL Day of Action – Coaching session

During a day to mark community activity by EFL clubs across the country, the UK’s only full-time deaf football coach – Ben Lampert – coached a football session to hearing children for the first time. Read more about the Day of Action here and watch the video of the session below.

Bees Bulletin – A Special Covid-19 Edition

No elite football will be played in England until at lest 3 April, bringing the Sky Bet Championship season to a temporary halt. As news was breaking over the past few days, BBC Foreign News correspondent Stuart Hughes collated a special podcast.

Brentford FC support 13 March Covid-19 decision

All at Brentford FC support the decision to halt the Sky Bet Championship season until at least 3 April given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus).

It was announced this morning that The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship agreed to postpone the professional game in England for at least three weeks. Our games at Fulham, tonight, and Reading next week have been postponed, as well as the home game against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, 17 March.

The action by the Football Governing Bodies, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus. The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two. Brentford FC had already taken steps to limit the risk of the virus to our players the EFL have advised that these continue indefinitely.

Thomas Frank, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I am sure that our fans share the disappointment of the players and coaches that we cannot take part in our scheduled matches, but this is entirely the right decision. We were all looking forward to a big week of football but the health of everyone must come first. We have a social responsibility to ensure we do what we can to limit the spread of the virus and not playing matches is a way to do that.

“Denmark shut down their football earlier this week and I am thinking about my family and friends over there. We have players from all around the world and they have their concerns as well. The health of everyone is all that really matters at this point. Football is our lives, but we can all stop for a bit.

“The players always appreciate the following we get away from home and I know it would have been great at these two games. It gives us a great boost to see Brentford fans when we come out at away grounds. We look forward to seeing them at our next game, whenever that will be. The players and staff will be ready whenever we resume, we have nine very important games to come and dreams we want to achieve. We will see you all soon.”

Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, said: “All Bees fans want to watch our matches and get behind our team but that has to take a back seat at times like this. All here support this was the right decision as everyone is focussed on maintaining the health of everyone in the country and beyond. The steps we have taken recently have helped us stop the spread, but a full shutdown seemed the only option at this stage.

“It is devastating that, at a time we should be looking forward to an exciting run-in, we are dealing with a global health issue but we, as a club, are not alone. Postponements for any reason are disappointing but we will be ready to host games when the league resumes and are still looking forward to saying Farewell Griffin Park in the coming months. I am sure there are some memorable moments to come. As soon as we have clarity on the rest of the season, we will update fans on our plans.

“The Club will, in most other areas, be continuing as normal. We have stopped selling tickets for the game at Reading until we know when it will be played and there may be changes to our season ticket migration process that we will update supporters on in the coming days. Please, take all precautions to stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.”

Coronavirus Update from 13 March

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until 3 April at the earliest. This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus. The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures.

In addition, Clubs are being advised to suspend indefinitely all non-essential activities which include, but are not limited to, player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.

Whilst the EFL Board has continued to take the advice and guidance offered by the Government and its health advisors, emerging developments mean now is the time to implement football’s contingency plans in response to the crisis.

A further update on these plans will be given post an EFL Board Meeting next week.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak.

Brentford FC 12 March Covid-19 update

Following tonight’s statement from the EFL, we have been informed the Sky Bet Championship is set to continue as normal and Brentford FC will be continuing to take all precautions possible to protect players and staff given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). The EFL have announced this evening, in light of today’s announcement by the Government and guidance from the relevant authorities that there is no medical rationale to close or cancel sporting events at this time, matches will continue to take place, including our game at Fulham tomorrow night. The full EFL statement can be seen here.

No members of Brentford FC on-field or off-field staff are currently in self-isolation or suffering any symptoms of Covid-19. The Club is being regularly briefed by the EFL and other stakeholders and we have planned for matches to continue. However, in order to ensure the health of our players and football staff, there will continue to be alterations to our usual routine.

The Club’s Training Ground, in Osterley, remains closed to all non-essential visitors. Brentford FC will continue to meet its media obligations under the EFL contracts but will be reducing player and staff interaction unless strictly necessary. We will resume a full media service as soon as possible.

We would also like to remind fans ahead of three games coming up in eight days – away to Fulham and Reading and at home to West Bromwich Albion – that players will, unfortunately, not be able to shake hands, sign autographs or pose for pictures with supporters. Brentford B also have two games planned next week – against Wealdstone and Erith Town – and will be following the same protocol. Player visits and appearances have also been cancelled, or will be subject to change, until further notice.

The Club will, in all other areas, be continuing as normal until contrary advice is received from the EFL or Government. Supporters are asked to take all measures they can to protect themselves and others. Supporters with Covid-19 symptoms should self-isolate and if anyone feels unwell at any game, stewards will be able to help. The latest advice from the NHS on Covid-19 can be seen at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. We thank all fans in advance for their help and understanding in this matter.

Season Tickets for new stadium on sale to Members next month

Our 2020/21 Season Tickets have been on sale for two months and demand has been high with more than 5,000 Season Tickets purchased for our new stadium. See some of their stories here. This month, supporters who have been Season Ticket Holders at Griffin Park for less than six seasons will be taking up their appointments at our Reservation Centre.

In April, Club Members will get the opportunity to purchase their Season Tickets. Following our recent survey, we anticipate over a third of members to upgrade to a Season Ticket. Next season, we expect Match Ticket availability to be limited so we strongly advise Club Members to take advantage of your priority access to buy a Season Ticket.

With Early Bird prices expiring on Thursday 30 April, Club Members can save up to £50 on their Season Ticket. What’s more, these prices won’t increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. Finally Members will be able to invite up to two friends and family members to purchase a Season Ticket (subject to availability).

If you’re a Club Member, check your inbox tomorrow, Friday 13 March. You will get the opportunity to group with other supporters and book your appointment (based on your Ticket Access Points). Please note, this email may go into your Junk folder. We advise Club Members who haven’t received this email tomorrow to email reservations@brentfordfc.com or call our Reservation Centre on 020 3750 9705 next week.

Full prices and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our growing waiting list (around 4,000 supporters). Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list.

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Community Sports Trust 12 March update on Coronavirus

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have issued the following statement this morning:

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has been monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation closely and is adhering to all relevant government recommendations regarding the outbreak.

Based on current government guidelines, and with approval from our CEO and Trustees, we will still be running all activities as normal. However, we will be undertaking a series of precautionary measures to minimise the risk of the virus spreading.

These measures include:

  • Comprehensive guidance to all staff on appropriate hygiene and washing their hands regularly.
  • Staff refraining from handshakes or high fives with participants at any of our sessions.
  • Participants refraining from handshakes or high fives with each other during any of our sessions.

If you are a participant in one of our community projects and are showing Coronavirus symptoms we ask that you do not attend any of our sessions/activities and contact 111. The latest advice from the NHS on Covid-19 can be seen at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The Trust will update this statement based on the ongoing situation and changing government advice.

If you have any further questions regarding Coronavirus, please follow government advice or contact 111.

Watch: R2-D2 is a Brentford supporter

Builder and Operator of R2-D2 in The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Han Solo and The Rise of Skywalker, we speak to Lee Towersey about his experiences in the film industry and his love of Brentford Football Club.

Follow Lee on Twitter (@artoodetoo). Click here to visit his YouTube channel. 

Last week we passed the 5,000-mark for 2020/21 Season Tickets. Join Lee in securing your seat at our new stadium! In case you missed it, Early Bird prices for Season Tickets at our new home will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to Early Bird prices.

Full prices, estimated on-sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Bees take part in EFL Day of Action

Brentford FC and its Community Sports Trust joined EFL clubs to highlight the positive impact football has in changing people’s lives and the work taking place to tackle some of society’s biggest issues. Dubbed the EFL Day of Action, clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two showcased the very best of their community projects in inclusion, education and health. And Brentford have been joining in over the past few days.

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust highlighted their important community work in close proximity to Brentford’s new stadium. Donald Kerr, Brentford FC Vice-Chairman, visited a girls’ football session in Brentford, which also aims to offer mentoring to teenage girls surrounding their physical and mental wellbeing. Less than a mile away, Brentford FC also showcased the impact of their weekly youth club at Haverfield estate, which is nestled between Griffin Park and Brentford’s new stadium.

And at Gunnersbury Park’s new state-of-the-art sports facility, the UK’s only full-time deaf football coach – Ben Lampert – coached a football session to hearing children for the first time. The sports hub, which boasts one of the largest sports facilities in London, aims to encourage hundreds of children and young people to get active. Ben got to work under the floodlights last night.

Thomas, eight, who was coached by Ben at the session, said: “At first it was a bit difficult to get used to someone signing to you and you have to focus on watching Ben rather than listening. However, by the end of the session I managed to pick up a couple of things to say in sign language.”

Donald Kerr, who is also a Trustee of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and the English Football League Trust, said: “With Brentford FC’s new stadium on the horizon, our EFL Day of Action activities illustrate how we are not only building a new stadium but strengthening the foundations of nearby communities through our diverse portfolio of community work. Whether it is mentoring teenage girls to make positive life choices or coaching football sessions using sign language, our Trust continues to offer cutting-edge community projects – highlighted today at the EFL Day of Action.”

The impact of the work carried out by EFL clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) is unparalleled, with more than half a million hours of group activity delivered and over 40 million hours of participation each season. During the 2018/19 season, almost 900,000 people took part in a wide range of activities across key areas, with clubs and CCOs receiving over £60 million of direct project funding.

Rick Parry, EFL Chairman, said: “Our clubs have always had a unique position in the heart of their respective towns and cities and it is important that we celebrate the work they carry out, which improves lives and tackles some of society’s biggest issues on a daily basis.”

Brentford Community Stadium Orchard Lounge Sold Out

With The Orchard Lounge now SOLD OUT, the only remaining premium seat option at our New Stadium is now our Red and White package. It is available to purchase from just £99 per month per seat (including VAT, plus licence fee). Enjoy a premium experience for as little as £44 per game*.

This option is perfect for those of you looking for a more relaxed matchday experience with a little extra comfort in a prime viewing location. Whether you’re after a premium pie or tasty bap, you’ll get top food near your high back padded seats – with 5.9 inches more legroom than Griffin Park.

Don’t miss out, simply register on our waiting list at newstadium.brentfordfc.com.

Register your interest now

*Price based on 23 home league games, plus the inclusive pre-season friendly and the first three cup matches. Prices exclusive of licence fee. Pending league status (25% increase for Premier League, 25% discount for EFL League 1)