Ambitious Championship club Brentford’s dreams of moving to a new 20,000 all seater stadium have taken a huge step forward after a compulsory purchase order was granted according to Get West London.
Hounslow Borough Council sought Government approval for a compulsory purchase order on the land where the new stadium will be built and the order was approved by the Authorities on 1 April 2016.
The granted compulsory purchase order now means that Brentford can begin further advanced legal proceedings with a view to beginning work on their new Lionel Road home.
The Bees currently play at their traditional Griffin Park home, a stadium which holds just 12,300 spectators and offers very little in terms of additional revenue streams for the club. Griffin Park was built in 1904 and the stadium is showing its age with old fashioned terracing and cramped stands leaving the club well behind other Championship clubs’ facilities.
A new stadium could prove to be the re-birth of a traditional football club providing The Bees with top class hospitality, conference and banqueting facilities and sporting facilities while also creating many jobs for the local community. The stadium will also offer activities for local children with wall climbing, cycling proficiency training and a learning zone all set to be staged at the stadium.
Brentford hope to move into their new stadium in 2018.