Brentford will play Forest Green Rovers in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup next week. The teams were drawn to meet in the competition, the first match between the sides, after the First Round last week. The game will be played next Tuesday, 24 August, and will kick-off at 7.45pm at our new stadium.
General Admission ticket prices for the fixture have been confirmed as follows:
Seniors (over 65) £5
Juniors (uner 18) £5
Premium seating will be made available to our Premium Seat Holders, who will be contacted directly. There will also be details of other premium packages, including seats in the centre of the South Stand with access to the Dugout Bar, following soon. Sales dates were confirmed here on Saturday.
Forest Green reached this stage with a dramatic win over Bristol City. They scored a stoppage time equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw last week. They then beat the team two divisions above them 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out.
This is Forest Green's fifth season as an EFL side. They won promotion in 2017 after climbing through the non-league pyramid. This is the third time in those five years that they have reached the Second Round of this competition. They have never made it past this stage.
Brentford, as a Premier League side, were given a bye in the First Round. The only other times The Bees entered in the Second Round were in 1960, when they were drawn a bye, and 1965, when only 38 teams were in the First Round.
Brentford will be looking to repeat the success of last year. The Bees beat four Premier League sides on their way to the Semi-Final. It was the first time Brentford had ever reached the last four of a major competition.
Brentford's run came to an end against Tottenham Hotspur. The Bees head beaten Southampton, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle United to reach that stage. Tottenham then lost to Manchester City in the Final in April.