Fans asked to arrive earlier than normal to Griffin Park on Boxing Day
Brentford fans are asked to arrive early for the Sky Bet Championship match against Cardiff City as extra security measures have been put in place. The Bees host The Bluebirds at Griffin Park on Boxing Day, kick-off 1pm, and the Club is asking all those coming to the match to arrive at least 30 minutes before kick-off as there will be additional searches when entering the ground.
With the UK on severe terrorism alert, as it has been since August 2014, Brentford FC will be doing all it can to ensure all matches at Griffin Park are held in a safe and secure environment. In order to assist with this – and help fans enjoy their day – all attendees will be scanned with metal detectors and subject to pat down searches on entry to the ground. There will also be a thorough search of all bags and fans are asked to avoid bringing bags in to the stadium if possible.
It is expected that it may take up to 15 minutes longer than usual to enter Griffin Park on Monday – and at all matches until further notice – so fans are advised to pass through the turnstiles as early as possible. The security searches will also extend to staff and media attending the match and everyone coming to Brentford on Monday should leave extra time.
The Club would like to thank fans in advance for their help and understanding on this matter.