The record for the largest official attendance ever for a Brentford FC match was broken earlier this month. When The Bees faced Manchester United at Old Trafford at the start of May, the official attendance was 73,482. It is the first time The Bees have ever played a league match with an attendance that high.
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. And games with attendances of more than 60,000 are even rarer. This was the first time The Bees have played in front of more than 70,000 people.
Prior to our trip to Manchester, the highest crowd The Bees had 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. That has now been surpassed.
It was the seventh time Brentford played in front of more than 50,000 people this season. Our games at West Ham United, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, as well as the trip to Old Trafford, all surpassed that number. We will have another Premier League season coming up to set more records
Highest Attendances for Brentford matches:
73,482 Manchester United v Brentford 2 May 2022 (Old Trafford)
69,792 Brentford v Portsmouth 30 May 1942 (Wembley Stadium) (London War Cup)
60,015 Arsenal v Brentford 19 February 2022 (Emirates Stadium)
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)