Staff at Brentford FC will be working flat out, with the help of Hounslow Council, over the next few days to try and ensure there can be football at Griffin Park this weekend. A plan is being put in place so Brentford’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Cardiff City on Saturday, 3 March, can go ahead as scheduled. This work includes clearing the pitch of snow and making the ground safe for more than 10,000 fans to attend the match.
The Griffin Park pitch is currently covered in snow and temperatures are below freezing. The Club intends to clear the pitch tomorrow, Friday, as the current forecast is for temperatures to rise slightly and for there to be less new snow falling. Frost covers will then be laid that should protect the pitch from freezing provided temperatures do not drop too low.
Hounslow Council have also offered their help. The council will be gritting the roads and pavements around Griffin Park today, tomorrow and Saturday to assist those travelling to the game. The Club would like to thank the council for their help.
The covers will be removed on the morning of the match and James Linington, the referee for the fixture, will have the option of inspecting the playing surface early in the morning. The Club is also in contact with Cardiff City to keep them informed. Fans are reminded that there is an amber warning in place for snow and ice and temperatures are expected to be very low with lots of snow falling but the Club will be doing all it can to get Saturday’s game on.