Initial Safety Certificate Issued for Lionel Road

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Another of MB's key milestones ticked off, next...
 

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Is that it or do we still need test events and if so can the reduced capacity games be the test events?
 

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Is that it or do we still need test events and if so can the reduced capacity games be the test events?
I know it doesn't answer your question directly but from the OS: "The Club will need to secure an updated safety certificate in order for supporters to be allowed inside our new home and meet social distance protocols. We are working hard to put plans in place for matches in front of fans based on the initial guidance that has been released. We will update you as soon as we can."

Link: https://www.brentfordfc.com/news/2020/august/brentford-fc-move-in-to-new-home/
 
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Is that it or do we still need test events and if so can the reduced capacity games be the test events?
I believe so - the reduced capacity games will act as test events so we may get an initial safety certificate for say 6000 people and then a full certificate once fans are allowed back at full capacity
 

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While this is obviously good news, I’m a bit disappointed the official capacity is still listed as 17,250. It had been mentioned on here that this would increase by approx 500 seats due to some sight lines being deemed acceptable when previously though not.
Also it seems the club has been unable to sell the stadium naming rights, when I bought my ST last year I was told discussions with various companies were taking place. I would much rather we cash in rather then call it the community stadium.
 

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While this is obviously good news, I’m a bit disappointed the official capacity is still listed as 17,250. It had been mentioned on here that this would increase by approx 500 seats due to some sight lines being deemed acceptable when previously though not.
Also it seems the club has been unable to sell the stadium naming rights, when I bought my ST last year I was told discussions with various companies were taking place. I would much rather we cash in rather then call it the community stadium.
No point starting a contract on naming rights when no-one is in there.
 

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Has Ecoworld pull out ? Now... maybe a few more have also because of the virus., hope not tho...
 

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No point starting a contract on naming rights when no-one is in there.
Surely the main reason for companies to want their name attached to the new stadium is due to publicity from TV games, press, comms from club etc? Not anything to do with whether there are any fans in.....
 

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While this is obviously good news, I’m a bit disappointed the official capacity is still listed as 17,250. It had been mentioned on here that this would increase by approx 500 seats due to some sight lines being deemed acceptable when previously though not.
Also it seems the club has been unable to sell the stadium naming rights, when I bought my ST last year I was told discussions with various companies were taking place. I would much rather we cash in rather then call it the community stadium.
Let's be honest, no fan is ever going to call it the "Brentford Community Stadium" and I suspect no one in the club will either and that name will quietly disappear.

Unless the club came out and called it "New Griffin Park" which they're obviously not going to do because they're holding out for a sponsor... fans are just going to call it Lionel Road and that'll stick.
 

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Let's be honest, no fan is ever going to call it the "Brentford Community Stadium" and I suspect no one in the club will either and that name will quietly disappear.

Unless the club came out and called it "New Griffin Park" which they're obviously not going to do because they're holding out for a sponsor... fans are just going to call it Lionel Road and that'll stick.
Yes it really needed to be named before Lionel Road stuck.

I suspect, like the shirt sponsorship, this is another fallout from not knowing which division we would be playing in.

I did hear that we certainly had a name if we went up.
 

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Let's be honest, no fan is ever going to call it the "Brentford Community Stadium" and I suspect no one in the club will either and that name will quietly disappear.

Unless the club came out and called it "New Griffin Park" which they're obviously not going to do because they're holding out for a sponsor... fans are just going to call it Lionel Road and that'll stick.
Yep. Lionel Road it is.

Just the initials grate!! LR!!! :(
 

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We need a top top sponsor so I'm thinking a " footsie " 250 company. How about PSSL Pollen Street Secured Lending :)
 

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Surely the main reason for companies to want their name attached to the new stadium is due to publicity from TV games, press, comms from club etc? Not anything to do with whether there are any fans in.....
Juventus opened their new stadum for the 2011/12 season but didn't clinch the deal with Allianz for naming rights until June 2017.

And Spurs have still to sell the naming rights to their new stadium.

These things can clearly take a lot of time.
 

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Juventus opened ther new stadum for the 2011/12 season but didn't clinch the deal with Allianz for naming rights untl June 2017.

And Spurs have still to sell the naming rights to their new stadium.

These things can clearly take a lot of time.
Theres not a lot of dosh floating around in the corporate world atm. Either its LR or New GP or the London Pride Stadium I reckon. GSK weren't interested when I talked to them off my own back
very informally about 15 years ago. They said - 'well what do we get out of it?'.
 

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Juventus opened their new stadum for the 2011/12 season but didn't clinch the deal with Allianz for naming rights until June 2017.

And Spurs have still to sell the naming rights to their new stadium.

These things can clearly take a lot of time.
Yeah, but that was nothing to do with not needing to get anything in place yet because no fans will be going for a while......
As Banana’s post implied......
 

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I will be quite happy if the “Lionel Rd” name sticks. It’s what it is and what we as fans have always known it as.
 

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I will be quite happy if the “Lionel Rd” name sticks. It’s what it is and what we as fans have always known it as.
Absolutely. Sponsored names come and go. I dont mind that as long as there is an organic anchor name which survives for the sake of continuity, as it does with St Marys and the Riverside. I hope we all continue to use Lionel Road informally.
 

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Absolutely. Sponsored names come and go. I dont mind that as long as there is an organic anchor name which survives for the sake of continuity, as it does with St Marys and the Riverside. I hope we all continue to use Lionel Road informally.
I think most Bees fans will call it Lionel Rd
 

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Yeah, but that was nothing to do with not needing to get anything in place yet because no fans will be going for a while......
As Banana’s post implied......
I'm not sure we're in disagreement, since my point was that even in normal circumstances these things can take a lot of time.

Present circumstances are only making things worse, not different.
 

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GSK weren't interested when I talked to them off my own back
very informally about 15 years ago. They said - 'well what do we get out of it?'.
I think companies generally are more receptive to the idea of stadium sponsorship nowadays than they were even 15 years ago.

Football certainly gets much more coverage and profile etc on the various media nowadays, much of which barely even existed back then.
 

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Absolutely. Sponsored names come and go. I dont mind that as long as there is an organic anchor name which survives for the sake of continuity, as it does with St Marys and the Riverside. I hope we all continue to use Lionel Road informally.
Organic Anchor Dublin Castle Tuesday week, £5 (£3NUS/UB40 card) on stage 8.30 ROAR
 

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The stadium is looking fantastic.
 

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