Successful streaming event held in stadium

Brentford FC held a successful event for around 200 supporters inside our new home on Saturday. More than 1,000 fans registered for an opportunity to watch Brentford’s game away to Stoke City in socially distanced conditions inside the stadium on Saturday afternoon. Groups of fans from the same household enjoyed food and drink while watching Brentford’s game at Stoke, beamed back live, in one

Trust update: Tier Two restrictions in London

Following on from the government’s decision to move London into Tier Two Covid restrictions, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust would like to reassure participants that all sessions are running as planned. The Trust has undertaken a number of measures to ensure its projects are “Covid-secure” including thorough risk assessments, temperature checks and appropriate social distancing. The Trus

EFL statement: Meetings with clubs

EFL clubs met by division to discuss the conditional offer put forward  by the Premier League in respect to the financial support required as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The need for continued unity across the membership base was fundamental to discussions across all three divisions, and therefore there was a strong consensus that any rescue package must meet the requirements of all 72 cl

Brentford and London Irish back Evening Standard campaign

Brentford FC and London Irish RFC have joined forces to back the Evening Standard's 'Bring Back The Fans' campaign. The Evening Standard launched their campaign last Friday, with widespread support across the capital from a host of Premier League and Football League clubs – and now Brentford and London Irish, who have a licence t

EFL Statement: Financial support and Project Big Picture

Financial Support Package The EFL will meet with all EFL clubs on Thursday (today) to discuss the proposed financial support put forward today by the Premier League. The Premier League has written to the EFL in respect of a ‘much needed support package’ and provided details of an approved £50m grant and loan facility for League One and Two clubs only. In addition, the Pre

Brentford FC Statement: Project Big Picture

Along with all Sky Bet Championship clubs, Brentford FC can confirm we attended an initial high-level briefing on Project Big Picture yesterday morning. The EFL confirmed its position after the meeting yesterday, following a statement by EFL Chair Rick Parry at the weekend on proposals for the future of English Football, called Project Big Picture. It is our view a number of the headline propos

Open letter to supporters from football authorities

Late yesterday, Tuesday 6 October, the following open letter was released: The Premier League, EFL, The FA, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship want to assure all fans that together we are fully committed to your safe return to football grounds as soon as possible. The health of the nation remains our overriding priority, and for many months we have been workin

More than 90 per cent of Bees fans freeze 2020/21 Season Tickets

Last month, 2020/21 Season Ticket Holders were presented with three options following the Government’s announcement that games will continue to be played behind closed doors: Freeze, reserve or refund. Supporters were asked

Brentford FC mentioned in Parliament

A local MP has called for a pathway from the Government for fans to return to football matches. Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston, spoke in Parliament today about football matches, and other sporting events, taking place without fans. She asked the Government to provide a way forward.

Asahi named a Founder Partner at Brentford’s New Stadium

Brentford FC can announce that the long-standing association with the nearby Griffin Brewery, where the renowned Fuller’s London Pride has been made for more than 60 years, will continue into the next phase of the Club’s history. Brentford has reached agreement with Asahi, owner of the Fuller’s beer and brewing business, to become

Brentford FC involved in recovery conference

People from across the London Borough of Hounslow gathered online earlier this month to discuss how to support and empower communities through coronavirus and the looming economic and social impact. Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, was among those taking part in the session. Hounslow is expected to be one of the hardest hit boroughs with 42,500 residents on furlough, 47.7 per cent of jobs

Trust’s online health sessions continue

With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, Brentford FC Community Sport Trust have remined that they are still offering a variety of online health classes. The Trust's #BeeatHome initiative kept people active during the Covid-19 outbreak and that was followed by the #BeeWell inititative, launched to contin

FA update following Government Covid-19 measures

Earlier this week the Government announced a decision to suspend plans for the return of fans to matches. See more on the BBC here. EFL Chair Ricky Parry issued a response to that, which can be seen here. The FA have also updated after th

Season Ticket Holders sent options for 2020/21 season

All Brentford supporters who have secured Season Tickets for our 2020/21 campaign will have received an email from the Club today, Thursday 24 September, outlining three options for this season following this week’s government announcement that games will continue to be played behind closed doors.

University of West London is first New Stadium Founder Partner

Brentford Football Club is delighted to announce that long-term partner the University of West London (UWL) has extended its relationship with The Bees. The University campus is spread across sites in Ealing and Brentford, while the Berkshire Institute for Health at Fountain House is in Reading town centre. As the Club’s Official Educatio

EFL statement: Update from EFL Chair

On behalf of EFL Chair, Rick Parry, the EFL has provided the following update: Following the successful return of supporters to seven fixtures last Saturday, 19 September, the EFL is disappointed at yesterday’s decision to suspend plans for the return of fans to matches. [See more on the BBC here] Of course we recognise that the UK is faci

September updates from the EFL

A number of EFL Clubs will be permitted to admit spectators into Sky Bet League matches this weekend as part of the ongoing ‘return of fans’ pilot programme. As per the current guidance, crowds will be capped at a capacity of 1,000 as discussions continue with the Government about return for supporters’ in greater numbers post October 1, 2020. The

Saturday morning Football Development Centre

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust's Saturday Football Development Centre at Gunnersbury Park launches this week. The new programme aims to provide fun, engaging and technically-focussed football sessions. Hosted at the brand new Gunnersbury park, participants will enjoy the excellent facilities on offer. These sessions are perfect for Boys and Girls aged 5-11 that enjoy playing football and

Brentford FC backs calls to get fans back to watching in stadiums

Brentford Football Club is supporting the EFL in its efforts to achieve the safe return of fans to stadia and is working with local MPs, our Safety Advisory Group and fans to develop and implement detailed plans to achieve it. The EFL and other sporting bodies met with Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, yesterday to discuss the financial impact that Covid-19 i

Official handover of Griffin Park complete

After more than a century and more memories than can be counted, Brentford FC are no longer the owners of Griffin Park. The Bees have moved in to a new stadium and began life at our new home with a Carabao Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers. With our new home now ready for use, ownership of Griffin Park has changed hands. Brentford FC moved in to Griffin Park – a former orchard initially leased f

Council congratulations as we open our new home

Brentford FC received the congratulations of Hounslow Council after opening our new home last week. The Bees began life in the new stadium with a penalty shoout-out win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup. They will play their first league fixture in the stadium this Saturday, 19 September, against Huddersfield Town. Hounslow Council has been working with Brentford FC to make its 17,250-s

Community Trust activities continue

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has announced that its activities will continue despite changes to regulations on social gatherings. The Government announced last week new rules that restrict indoor and outdoor gatherings in England and Scotland. This is due to a rise in confirmed cases of Covid-19 with the pandemic that forced severe restrictions on movement earlier this year still in circula

Update on EFL return to match pilot

Cambridge United have cancelled a plan to have a second match in front of fans this weekend but the Government have confirmed pilot events can continue despite changes to restrictions on meeting people. It was announced last week that supporters would return to EFL fixtures next week, with two matches confirmed as test events in line with the Government's pilot scheme. The first took place on Tues

Livestream Brentford FC games

Livestream Brentford FC games

The Government's new Covid guidance says that organised outdoor sport is still exempt from legal gathering limits across all levels, which includes 'organised outdoor team sport' like football. Though you may not be able to go to the pub to watch any football games, Brentford FC's iFollow software is available to watch any which will be played over th

Stadium newsletter sent out to residents

The sixth Brentford Community Stadium construction newsletter has been delivered to around 4,000 local residents and businesses close to the site over the last few days. The Club, working with Development Partner EcoWorld London, have been keeping people in the local area updated as the building work has continued. A series of newsletters have been sent and the latest is out now. The newsletter

Brentford FC move in to new home

The next chapter in the Brentford FC story is ready to be written as our new stadium is now complete and ready for use. We can confirm that in the last few days a safety certificate has been granted for our new home to host games behind closed doors. The stadium was completed earlier this month and the first match will be played on the pitch in the coming days. Work on the 17,250-seat stadium b

2020/21 – fans attending matches August update

More than 11,000 fans, including our Premium Seat Members, have now secured their seats in our new stadium. We can also announce that more than 10,000 of these seats are General Admission and Premium Season Tickets, in ‘The Dugout’. The government has released initial guidance on planning for social distancing in sports grounds. This may, if all goes well, allow fans into our new stadium to

Community Trust offering free Zumba classes

As part of the ongoing #BeeWell campaign, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is now offering free online Zumba classes. With many now returning to work, the Trust have adapted their sessions to fit around everyone’s busy schedules. The #BeeWell campaign, aims to support children and adults with their physical and mental wellbeing, offering an array of online activities to support during the ong

Brentford FC supports #KeepHounslowSafe message

Hounslow Council has issued a message from Kelly O’Neill, Director of Public Health. It has been reported that Covid-19 cases are rising in the borough. Brentford FC is encouraging all borough residents to follow the advice of the local authority to keep each other safe.

Investment in female sport in local area

Sport England has awarded £1m of National Lottery funding to England’s hosting of the UEFA European Women’s Championship in 2022 (WEURO2022) with a view to increasing the number of adult women playing football in England. In keeping with Sport England’s continued commitment to women’s and girls’ sport, the investment will support the development of local plans within the proposed EURO 2