As communicated yesterday, final plans are in place for the first Brentford match in front of fans at the new stadium to take place this weekend. Our game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, 5 December, kick-off 3pm, will be watched live by Bees fans at the stadium, subject to any further changes from the authorities. Our process and how we will prioritise entry was sent yesterday and if you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Earlier today, Tuesday 1 December, emails were sent to those fans who have the opportunity to book a place at the game. We know that many thousands of fans are desperate to get in to the stadium to watch games as soon as possible. Currently Government regulations restrict us to just 2,000 supporters per match. Tickets must be booked by midnight tomorrow, Wednesday 2 December, or those tickets will be reallocated to other Season Ticket Holders.

This does enable us to have 4,000 supporters inside in the space of four days as a different batch of fans will be attending when we face Derby County next Wednesday, 9 December, when we play our first game in front of fans under floodlights. We expect that to be another memorable occasion. We expect all Season Ticket Holders to be able to attend one in every five Championship matches (based on the current 2,000 limit not changing). Cup games are being treated separately.

To remind everyone, those who live in areas with tier three Covid-19 restrictions will not be able to attend and fans that replied to our survey last week saying they do not want to attend at the moment have also been excluded. Supporters booking tickets won’t have to pay now– the pro-rata ticket amount will be payable as part of the renewal process for next season’s Season Ticket (2021/22). Further details on how to access the stadium, what it will be like inside and any parking options available will be sent out later in the week to those attending.

Please check your email now to see if you can book tickets for our first game. Those who are not eligible will also receive an email giving as much information as we can about when they may be able to book tickets but this will be a rough guide as the numbers booking can change for each match.  If you are a Season Ticket Holder for the 2020/21 season and have not received your email from the Club, please fill in our online form. If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected].

As we stated last week, to book – and sit with – other Season Ticket Holders that live in your household, they must be in your Friends and Family group on our ticketing system and have chosen to freeze their Season Ticket. Full details of how to add people to your Friends and Family group are provided here.

We fully appreciate this is a difficult and challenging process and some fans are going to be disappointed and frustrated they are not in the first tranche of attendees. Please be assured we share these frustrations and will do everything in our power to make the process as smooth as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.