Brentford FC has received confirmation of a record that has been broken this season, and could be again within weeks, potentially days. Earlier this season when The Bees won against West Ham United at the London Stadium, there was confusion over the attendance. It has now been confirmed that the official attendance was 59,889. This is the largest crowd ever for a Brentford league match.
It has been more than a century since Brentford entered the Football League. The Bees have played more than 4,200 league matches at well over 100 stadiums. But matches in front of crowds of more than 50,000 have been rare.
The highest crowd The Bees have ever played a recognised fixture in front of came in 1942. The Bees beat Portsmouth in the London War Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The official attendance for that fixture was 69,792.
The game against West Ham is now the largest crowd for a league game and we have played in front of more than 50,000 people on four more occasions this term – at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City. Our visits to Arsenal, tomorrow, and then Manchester United in April could also be record-breaking.
Highest Attendances for Brentford matches:
69,792 Brentford v Portsmouth 30 May 1942 (Wembley Stadium) (London War Cup)
59,889 West Ham United v Brentford 3 October 2021 (London Stadium)
56,810 Chelsea v Brentford 23 October 1937 (Stamford Bridge)
56,692 Newcastle United v Brentford 6 September 1947 (St James’ Park)
56,624 Chelsea v Brentford 13 November 1935 (Stamford Bridge)
56,190 Manchester City v Brentford 23 January 1932 (Maine Road) (FA Cup)
55,338 Everton v Brentford 31 August 1946 (Goodison Park)
54,202 Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford 2 December 2021 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
52,824 Liverpool v Brentford 16 January 2022 (Anfield)
52,131 Newcastle United v Brentford 20 November 2021 (St James’ Park)
51,885 Newcastle United v Brentford 15 October 2016 (St James’ Park)
51,658 Manchester City v Brentford 9 February 2022 (Etihad Stadium)