With less than a year to go until Brentford Community Stadium is officially open, the first seats are being installed. Brentford FC will be moving to a new stadium next summer and are set to leave Griffin Park after 116 years at the end of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season, which started at the start of the month. And with the steel structure complete, more milestones are being achieved.
A Golden Bolt ceremony was held at the stadium at the start of the summer when the last steel beam was bolted into place – signifying that the build is structurally complete. The concrete that will hold the seats has been prepared over the last few months and the seats have arrived on site. The first red seats have been installed at the front of all four stands and more, of different colours, will follow over the coming months.
The 17,250-seater stadium and associated development commenced in Quarter Two of 2018 with the Club’s development partner – and new principal partner – EcoWorld London, and its stadium principal contractor Buckingham Construction Group Limited. The Brentford Community Stadium development is an important part of the wider regeneration of the area known as Brentford East. It will deliver a stadium together with more than 900 new homes, a new purpose-built location for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and a public square with shops and cafes.