With Brentford FC recently announcing changes in plans to the proposed new Brentford stadium at Lionel Road, Beesotted, BIAS (Brentford Independent Supporters Organisation), Bees United and the Griffin Park Grapevine decided it would be incredibly beneficial for fans and club execs to meet up to discuss the changes.
The forum would give an opportunity for fans to ask questions to the club on the rational for the new stadium plans as well as give the club opportunity to clarify a number of points which were unclear after the recent announcement.
And even after Matthew Benham’s recent statement – which went some way to clearing a number of issues – (http://beesotted.com/?p=22946) fans still felt that the forum was useful. They were able to get more understanding on how the ‘premium seating’ was going to work at Griffin Park. And were able to put pressure on the club to look at increasing the potential standing allocation from 1200 to over 2k fans – and possibly even more.
Most importantly, the club have promised more dialogue in the future over the next stages of designing the inside of the stadium.
On the panel:
Billy Grant – Beesotted (chair)
Gemma Teale – BIAS
Cliff Crown – Brentford Chairman
Mark Devlin – Brentford CEO
Nity Raj – Brentford Director and Smart Odds CEO
Dave Merritt – Bees United Director
plus Trevor Inns – Griffin Park Grapevine – on the floor mic
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