Sky Bet Championship club Brentford may be forced to install seating at their Griffin Park home should the English Football League fail to extend the use of the ground’s terracing according to Get West London.

The Bees have announced that work is set to commence on their new Lionel Road stadium next month after more than three years of delays to the project.

With Brentford not set to move into their new 20,000 capacity all-seater home until at least the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, it has been reported that The Bees have asked for the English Football League’s approval to extend the use of the terracing at their current Griffin Park home.

The West London club are hoping that they will receive the green light from the football governing body within the next few weeks. The English Football League are likely to need to see progress made with Brentford’s new stadium plans to approve The Bees’ request and the club’s news that building work is set to start at Lionel Road could help their cause.

Should the English Football League reject Brentford’s request, the club will be forced to install seating in the terraced areas of the ground which will significant reduce Griffin Park’s current capacity of 12,300.


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