Find out more about the ongoing entertainment improvements at Griffin Park.
Steady progress has been made during June and July allowing a range of new initiatives to be released across the first few home games of the 2015/16 Championship season, most notably the introduction of a new sound system to Griffin Park which will undoubtedly improve the matchday experience for all Bees fans from tomorrow’s game against Reading.
As we opened the season against Ipswich Town, fans sitting in the New Road Stand Family Area will have noticed an increase of space in behind the stand. Families located in Blocks 507 and 508 of the New Road Stand can expect to see more when they arrive for the Reading match as we work to make the Family Area more relevant to our youngest fans.
We’ve also tested a new option for those standing in the Ealing Road Terrace, they can now get a beer courtesy of the mobile units now operating on matchday in the exit slip behind the stand. This introduction is intended to reduce pressure on the bar located in the corner of the Ealing Road Terrace and Braemar Road Stand.
In addition, the installation of a new stadium TV system is in progress. Not only have we introduced new screens in all hospitality lounges, fans will be able to benefit new screens located in better locations within concourse areas as we emerge from the international break – taking the total number of screens for fans from nine to 15.
The infrastructure improvements which took place during the off-season have not only enabled us to upgrade the Griffin Park sound system but also allows us to introduce a big screen down near the players tunnel. The new sound system will be live for tomorrow and we anticipate having the new big screen in place towards the beginning of November. This will see a significant improvement to the quality of both music and announcements by Peter Gilham on matchday in all home areas.
Peter said: “It`s certainly exciting times on the pitch, and from what I hear, exciting times off it with a number of new innovations around Griffin Park to improve the experience for all who visit. The PA system has been a source of concern for more years than I care to mention (and not just because of the choice of music played!) and I for one am very appreciative of the efforts of the Club in improving and upgrading the service, which will offer better clarity to all in attendance on match days. Also it`s very pleasing to see the New Road Stand devotees being very much part of the ongoing improvements which will offer a far more welcoming area of the ground than had been the case for many years.”