The first Brentford match in front of fans at our new stadium took place at the weekend and the second is just days away. We were delighted that 2,000 were with us to watch an entertaining 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, 5 December, and attention has now shifted to the next game, against Derby County on Wednesday, 9 December, kick-off 7.45pm. We know that many thousands of fans are desperate to get in to the stadium to watch games as soon as possible. Currently Government regulations restrict us to just 2,000 supporters per match.
As has been communicated recently, Season Ticket Holders were placed in priority order and invited to book for a match if applicable.Those who attended the game against Blackburn have now been placed to the bottom of the priority list until everyone eligible has had an opportunity to attend. Email invitations to book to attend the game on Wednesday have been sent out. Fans have until 4pm today, Monday 7 December, to book their place. Anyone who has an email but does not book will be invited to the game against Reading, on Saturday 19 December, kick-off 3pm, subject to any change in Government regulations.
Email invitations to book have been sent to supporters who have frozen their Season Tickets or Dugout Season Tickets. We are contacting our Premium Seat Holders separately to update them. If invitations to attend are not taken up, we will send out further emails first thing tomorrow, Tuesday 8 December, as we aim to fill all available space under current regulations. These emails will go to the next people on our priority list.
As a reminder, anyone who lives in an area with tier three Covid-19 restrictions will not be able to attend and fans that have told us they do not want to attend at the moment have also been excluded. Season Ticket Holders booking tickets won’t have to pay now. The pro-rata amount will be payable as part of the renewal process for next season’s Season Ticket (2021/22). Further details on how to access the stadium, what it will be like inside and any parking options available will be sent out soon to those attending. Car parking will be available and can be pre-booked at brentfordfcparking.co.uk.
Please check your email now to see if you can book tickets for our game against Derby. If you are a Season Ticket Holder for the 2020/21 season and have not received any emails from the Club in recent days, please fill in our online form. If you have any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We fully appreciate this is a difficult and challenging process and some fans are going to be disappointed and frustrated they are not in the first tranche of attendees. Please be assured we understand and share these frustrations and will do everything in our power to make the process as smooth as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.