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Bees fans facing record away day mileage next season

Fans will clock up the miles as 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship is finalised

30 May 2018

Brentford fans will travel 6,950 miles in support of Dean Smith’s side in the Sky Bet Championship next year, by far the most since our return to the second tier. That figure is nearly 400 miles further than last year with Griffin Park closer to France than it is to 19 of our 23 opponents this campaign.

Despite Sunderland and Barnsley’s relegation, the returns of Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, and Rotherham United mean that Bees fans and players will now face seven round-trips of more than 400 miles next season with Middlesbrough, Hull City, Leeds United, Preston North End, and Bolton Wanderers joining Wigan and Blackburn on that list.  

At 252 miles, West Bromwich Albion are the closest of the three sides relegated from the Premier League with the trips to Stoke City and Swansea City both weighing in at more than 320 miles. Fulham’s promotion to the top flight at Aston Villa’s expense on Saturday also means there are now just three trips, those to QPR, Millwall, and Reading, which will be less than 100 miles next time around.

Only the top five won more games on the road than The Bees last season with supporters enjoying some memorable away days at Norwich City, Birmingham City, Bristol City, and Reading over the past nine months. 

With the full line-up for next season’s Championship confirmed the next date in the diary is Thursday 21 June which is when we will find out the fixtures for the new season.

Get ready for our upcoming campaign by supporting The Bees as a 2018/19 Season Ticket Holder. Our Early Bird Deadline is tomorrow so don’t miss out, secure your place online now before prices increase.

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