Lionel Road Ground Regulations

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I understand there is no food or drink available at the Bournemouth game. Can we bring in water, a hot drink, or a sandwich to the stadium? What is explicitly permitted, and what is not allowed?
 

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I understand there is no food or drink available at the Bournemouth game. Can we bring in water, a hot drink, or a sandwich to the stadium? What is explicitly permitted, and what is not allowed?
As a first timer I was checking this out earlier...

Official website of Brentford Football Club - Terms & Conditions (brentfordfc.com)

You can bring in water - in a clear bottle.... but nothing else as far as I can see.

Personally - as travelling a fair way - the bag size is a challenge - but hey ho
It says non-alcoholic drinks AND SNACKS. It also says you need to wear a mask unless EATING or drinking.

I brought a sandwich when there in December.
 

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It says non-alcoholic drinks AND SNACKS. It also says you need to wear a mask unless EATING or drinking.

I brought a sandwich when there in December.

quite a comprehensive set of conditions , I have no real problems with them
 
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Not sure if I have missed this but do the reduced capacity gates for the games we have played at home count as 'test' events or are we required to play another game in front of a larger, but not full, crowd?
 

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Not sure if I have missed this but do the reduced capacity gates for the games we have played at home count as 'test' events or are we required to play another game in front of a larger, but not full, crowd?

A good question (that I don't know the answer to). Anyone?
 

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Not sure if I have missed this but do the reduced capacity gates for the games we have played at home count as 'test' events or are we required to play another game in front of a larger, but not full, crowd?
I suspect some pre-season friendlies will allow us to comply. The licensing authority attended the Bournemouth game, so no doubt they have fed back on what needs to be done by August.
 

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Not sure if I have missed this but do the reduced capacity gates for the games we have played at home count as 'test' events or are we required to play another game in front of a larger, but not full, crowd?

A good question (that I don't know the answer to). Anyone?

Test events weren’t needed IIRC. The safety certificate for the ground was given…?. @hobbsy
 

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You'd have thought there must be one event where all of the facilities have to be open and passed as compliant. Plus one with away fans.
 

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I suspect some pre-season friendlies will allow us to comply. The licensing authority attended the Bournemouth game, so no doubt they have fed back on what needs to be done by August.

Does it mean that Bournemouth will get a fine for causing damage
 

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Only for the capacity that we had during the season. So 4.3k at the Bournemouth match.
I'm sure that inside the stadium everything is fine but I'm a little concerned that all the construction work and barriers around the ground might be a problem with a large crowd - but perhaps this will be cleared a bit over the next 3 months? The tunnel needs to be completed as well. Also I seem to remember that at planning they said Gunnersbury Station would need to be upgraded to cope with crowds. Does anyone know if this has happened?
 

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Also I seem to remember that at planning they said Gunnersbury Station would need to be upgraded to cope with crowds. Does anyone know if this has happened?

Hasnt significantly changed for years. 3 exit gates off the platforms and 2 going on to the platforms might be interesting at times....
 

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Also I seem to remember that at planning they said Gunnersbury Station would need to be upgraded to cope with crowds. Does anyone know if this has happened?
Never mind matchdays, Gunnersbury Station has long suffered severe overcrowding at rush hour on weekdays, basically from people entering/exiting the Business Park almost opposite. They frequently had to stop people entering the station when platforms were full etc.

Basically the problem is as much one of platform space as train capacity, the relevamt authority (London Transport?) having sold off the half the station area to construct a massive office block and accompanying car park some years back. While no-one since has been willing/able to stump up the money to buy back the car park (literally a waste of space) and enlarge the station, despite constant lobbying by locals.

Of course Covid/WFH might ease things somewhat for commuting traffic, but assuming it does, that only makes it LESS likely (imo) that anyone will improve things for football/rugby traffic.
 

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You'd have thought there must be one event where all of the facilities have to be open and passed as compliant. Plus one with away fans.

What have the London Irish games been called , surely any game at the Stadium would count towards a safety certificate or do you have to get one for each type . Football Rugby Union
 

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What have the London Irish games been called , surely any game at the Stadium would count towards a safety certificate or do you have to get one for each type . Football Rugby Union

Yeh, good point.
 

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One thing that needs work is the exiting from the ground onto the surrounding areas. The bridge/walkway outside the North stand is a proper bottleneck.
 

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One thing that needs work is the exiting from the ground onto the surrounding areas. The bridge/walkway outside the North stand is a proper bottleneck.

Didn't seem that bad. Half that stand will go left.
 

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Didn't seem that bad. Half that stand will go left.

The Blackburn game was really bad. We held back in the ground after the Bmuff game and it was still busy but not as bad.

When you say left i take it you can walk out and directly past the West stand without going up and over the bridge to then go left?
 

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Yes. After 40 years of squeezing out of New Road I didn't see too much of an issue tbh.
 

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Turning right out of Griffin Park Way (is it still called that?) into the tiny pavement towards the station and the Express is not good and will see accidents with bigger crowds. They should close a lane while the crowds clear at least
 

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Never mind matchdays, Gunnersbury Station has long suffered severe overcrowding at rush hour on weekdays, basically from people entering/exiting the Business Park almost opposite. They frequently had to stop people entering the station when platforms were full etc.

Basically the problem is as much one of platform space as train capacity, the relevamt authority (London Transport?) having sold off the half the station area to construct a massive office block and accompanying car park some years back. While no-one since has been willing/able to stump up the money to buy back the car park (literally a waste of space) and enlarge the station, despite constant lobbying by locals.

Of course Covid/WFH might ease things somewhat for commuting traffic, but assuming it does, that only makes it LESS likely (imo) that anyone will improve things for football/rugby traffic.

Many (all?) of the firms in Chiswick Park opposite Gunnersbury lease their office space rather than owning it. I know one major brand there who will not renew their office contract when it expires in August. I'm sure there will be others doing the same or at least reducing the space and staff they have in Chiswick Park.
 
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One thing that needs work is the exiting from the ground onto the surrounding areas. The bridge/walkway outside the North stand is a proper bottleneck.
Doesn't help with the bike sheds next to the stairs, after Bournemouth, people carrying their bikes up the stairs, a bit dangerous,
 

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The Blackburn game was really bad. We held back in the ground after the Bmuff game and it was still busy but not as bad.

When you say left i take it you can walk out and directly past the West stand without going up and over the bridge to then go left?
The Blackburn game wasn’t great getting out but I didn’t have the same problems after Muff. I think most turned left rather than up the stairs..
 

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The Blackburn game wasn’t great getting out but I didn’t have the same problems after Muff. I think most turned left rather than up the stairs..

Im a deliver that ramps are better than stairs where possible. I think your find there’s been more accidents at sports ground where stairs are/were in use
 

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Im a deliver that ramps are better than stairs where possible. I think your find there’s been more accidents at sports ground where stairs are/were in use

which is one of the things that surprised me about the ramps being gone at Wembley.
 

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which is one of the things that surprised me about the ramps being gone at Wembley.

Yeah, I was surprised to see those steps too. Suspect it condenses the space on the approach to the stadium and frees up the space to the side for the development works which seem to be taking place all around the wider footprint there.
 

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Im a deliver that ramps are better than stairs where possible. I think your find there’s been more accidents at sports ground where stairs are/were in use

should have said I’m a believer , not deliver , that ramps are better than stairs
 
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