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Tom Moore, London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
“It will be a sad day when the Bees leave Griffin Park”
There is a little known fact about Brentford, outside of Griffin Park; the Bees won all of their home games in the 1929-30 season, the only club to have done this for 21 games.
Brentford are looking to move to a new stadium at Lionel Road and, while it is necessary for the club to move to a new ground, it will be a sad day when the Bees leave Griffin Park.
One fact about the club that is common knowledge in football circles is that Griffin Park has a pub on each corner of the ground, which makes it popular for away fans.
The most liked is called The Griffin, which is on the corner of Brook Road and Braemar Road. It is welcoming to away fans, who enjoy drinking here. There are some excellent burgers on offer in the beer garden.
Another aspect of Griffin Park is there are standing areas for home and visiting fans. Terraces are not allowed in the top two divisions, however they are still very popular with football fans.
Standing on a packed terrace can be daunting at times, but it is also the best place for atmosphere at Griffin Park. I have witnessed some fantastic moments while standing on the terraces.
When Brentford played Luton in May 2009 and the team were going to pick up the League Two trophy it was packed and there was a carnival atmosphere inside the stadium. The place erupted when Karleigh Osborne headed home, followed by Adam Newton in the last minute.
It is a moment I won’t forget.
The above shows why Brentford is such a popular place to visit for away fans and why many Bees fans will be sad if and when the club move to a new stadium.