Brentford’s New Ground

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03 Dec 2019 18:47 #1 by CCU
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Showing you can build a ground with a similar capacity to Brunton Park in a tight looking plot in London!


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03 Dec 2019 18:56 #2 by Zebby
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Cheeky gits copying us with the swanky TV...I mean scoreboard

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03 Dec 2019 18:59 #3 by markredfox73
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Well got to give credit for that effort on a tight space..Should generate a good atmosphere too..

Very impressed indeed on 1st viewing....

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03 Dec 2019 19:02 #4 by nobbyblue
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How much did that cost? 12000 would probably do us.

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03 Dec 2019 19:08 #5 by munchymagic
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You can get away with a lot if you minimise the parking to staff and disabled only.

This is the only way I could see us ever getting a new ground near the city centre, parking is terrible at the moment anyhow.

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03 Dec 2019 19:24 #6 by Dentonholmersimpson
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I draw 2 conclusions from that.

1) It's probably the ugliest new stadium I've ever seen.

2) I'm pleased I don't live in London.
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03 Dec 2019 19:50 #7 by Happyblue
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Why would you use Brentford's model for Carlisle ?
- They have limited space and are one of many clubs in a small sq millage so can't really move much
-What space do they leave for the fan base to grow , What happens if they out grow the stadium they are stuck.

Owners like the stadium, full of Sh!T

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03 Dec 2019 19:53 #8 by Happyblue
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People forgot that building in small space costs more money , Constitution is far more expensive as you need specialist tool, the way you do foundations has to be different.......That stadium will cost an absolute monstrous amount of money.

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03 Dec 2019 19:54 #9 by Happyblue
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Although the stadium is pretty cool

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03 Dec 2019 19:57 #10 by orfc
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Every square metre they can give to the developers is worth another £880 at hounslow land prices - www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/ch...idence-base-2016.pdf (page 8)

It doesn't sound a lot until you say every car parking space saved is £10,000. A hundred car parking spaces is a million.


We'd get about 50p a square foot for brunton park

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03 Dec 2019 20:03 #11 by Zebby
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The facilities look top notch too the Cambridge and Oxford suites I think they are called,the fan zone ect..
I think it's a cracking stadium looking at where Brentford have been historically as a club to this is light years away the whole project is aimed at making revenue streams making it possible to compete for a place in premiership very exciting times for fans of Brentford

Good luck to them

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03 Dec 2019 22:18 #12 by Mush
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Very impressive stadium, it would fit perfectly in the viaduct.
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04 Dec 2019 00:19 #13 by Happyblue
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Mush wrote: Very impressive stadium, it would fit perfectly in the viaduct.

Didn't know it floated ?

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04 Dec 2019 11:17 #14 by triskelionblue
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does it still have the four pubs one at each corner outside the ground?
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04 Dec 2019 14:54 #15 by franksidebottom
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Been watching the progress on Facebook, amazing how they’ve built it in the tight space acquired. Not sure what access will be like on matchdays mind.

I’ve always thought of Brentford as a similar sized club to Carlisle but as with so many others they’ve left us behind these last few years. Established championship club, spent nearly £30m in the summer on players and moving into a new 17,000 ground next season - how depressing to watch.

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04 Dec 2019 15:10 #16 by Zebby
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Regards access it has about 6 railway and underground stations within a mile from the stadium also busses running nearby for when underground drivers are striking :)

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04 Dec 2019 15:14 #17 by pacirv
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Ideally we need room for training facilities and multi use facilities to generate income off the field.

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04 Dec 2019 15:15 #18 by franksidebottom
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Wasn’t talking as much about transport links, more about general access to the ground. Almost fully surrounded by railway lines, looks like a lot of bottlenecks.

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04 Dec 2019 21:30 #19 by Arragorn
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Driving there & finding somewhere to park will be a nightmare.
Griffin Park was bad enough.

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04 Dec 2019 21:39 #20 by Dancingbear
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Arragorn wrote: Driving there & finding somewhere to park will be a nightmare.
Griffin Park was bad enough.


Luckily unless you want to visit a new ground it probably isnt gonna affect your average Carlisle away fan for some time unless we draw them in the cup.

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04 Dec 2019 21:47 #21 by CCU
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Arragorn wrote: Driving there & finding somewhere to park will be a nightmare.
Griffin Park was bad enough.


New Ground is a stones throw from the M4, soon find a spot on a weekend then stroll over...

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04 Dec 2019 22:20 #22 by newcarlislefan
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I lived in Brentford for a few years in the late 90s and managed the Brentford disabled football team so have really fond memories of the place.
My hero as a kid, Steve Coppell, was managing there so it was a real slice a luck to watch the team for me at that time.
It wasn't easy for the club to get good crowds with Fulham, Chelsea and QPR all not too far away and it had a bit of a similar feel to it in some respects that Carlisle has now.
A proper old club, down on its luck with Ron Noades doing his best to ruin the club . I think he may even have tried to move them to somewhere in Surrey or certainly away from West London.
I watched them for a couple of years and I really loved Griffin Park. Sat in amongst all the local houses and you'd walk back from the night games with the floodlights shining down the back streets and alleyways.
Not quite the same today walking back from the newer grounds through retail parks.
Well known for having a pub on each corner, the Griffin was a superb Fullers pub. A beautiful looking old London corner pub serving a cracking pint of London Pride.
A couple of the other pubs were pretty rough and in the couple of years we lived there, I think there was a couple of stabbings. Stan Bowles was a regular in one of them and sadly wasn't in great shape even then.
I had a lot of time for the club particularly considering what it was up against with more glamorous clubs nearby.
Not sure how it's been financed but the land the ground is on, being in West London, must be worth a fortune.
Back in the 90s, Brentford was all we could afford and it was quite rough and ready.
Driving nearby a few months back the area seems to be getting swallowed up by high rise and all sorts of new developments as London moves ever outwards.
Looking at that video of the new ground it's incredible what can be achieved.
When I think of the ground, even in the late 90s, it looked like something from an episode of the Sweeney. It wasn't a stretch to imagine a brown Ford Granada come screaming round the corner.
It's really good to see a club like that doing well.
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04 Dec 2019 22:43 #23 by CCU
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NCF, there’s nearly 1000 apartments being built as part of the scheme, they’ll cover the Stadium at London prices!

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