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It is a stadium in Europe! With some decoration on the walls and fans milling about, it'll be fine.
You know exactly what I mean. There is absolutely nothing Brentford themed in the rooms. Really disappointing.
 

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Social distancing requirements will put pay to that unfortunately.
but why though ? - If tours can be arranged of the old ground - why not the new ground?

Doesn't have to be done quickly - can be spread out over the course of weeks /months - until we get crowds back in to see games.

Admittedly it would be hard to arrange but ST holders could view their seat etc ?
 

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but why though ? - If tours can be arranged of the old ground - why not the new ground?
The old ground you will be outside. It's basically to replace missing out being at the Barnsley/Swansea matches.

The new ground you will want tours of the inside as you've not seen any of it before.

Requirements for social distancing are different for both.

PLUS you have another 100-odd years to see the new stadium.
 

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The old ground you will be outside. It's basically to replace missing out being at the Barnsley/Swansea matches.

The new ground you will want tours of the inside as you've not seen any of it before.

Requirements for social distancing are different for both.

PLUS you have another 100-odd years to see the new stadium.
I don't think I live for 100 odd years!.
 

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Will any alcohol be served to away supporters in the ground, as I understand none was available at GP ?
 

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Will any alcohol be served to away supporters in the ground, as I understand none was available at GP ?
I think they will as they want people in the ground early.
 

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When's it going to be named properly then. Surely just can't be Lionel Road Stadium or the Brentford Community Stadium. Come on Fuller's - you know it makes sense!!!
 

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When's it going to be named properly then. Surely just can't be Lionel Road Stadium or the Brentford Community Stadium. Come on Fuller's - you know it makes sense!!!
Lionel Road would do just fine. Much better than the Ecoworld Community Arena or something like that.
 

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The old ground you will be outside. It's basically to replace missing out being at the Barnsley/Swansea matches.

The new ground you will want tours of the inside as you've not seen any of it before.

Requirements for social distancing are different for both.

PLUS you have another 100-odd years to see the new stadium.
I went to a museum last week. It was indoors, with social distancing. It was fine. Requirements are different indoors, but it's really not that hard.

Any tour of the new ground would surely be to replace missing being at the [n?] games next season that I've paid for by buying a ST.

PS I definitely don't have 100 plus years to see the new stadium, unless I'm going to break some longevity records... ;)
 

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Just back from a stroll around Lionel Road. Couldn’t even get a small peek inside. Everything closed up.
Shame. I had a quick walk round the outside on Tuesday morning (after doing a circuit of a rather sad and tired looking GP) and the shutters for the West Stand exit were open so I managed to sneak a little peek. Saw the advertising boards being tested (team listing scrolling round including KO’C!), a very verdant pitch and the lower block of East Stand seats for home fans. Seats looked a lot more steeply banked than they seemed on the stadium tour software so I’m optimistic of a decent view from 6 rows back in West Stand lower. And a speedy getaway at the end as right by the exit!

Perhaps a bit lahdidah a comment coming up, but I thought the ground looked like a really nice, classy and distinctive bit of Architecture. No soulless identikit shed. Lots of interesting angles and materials with a mix of polished and matt metals and softening with the stone cladding. It doesn’t look like anyone else’s ground, regardless of seat colours. The red accents by the main entrance are subtle, the club crest plaques, sophisticated. It also has lots of nice passing views from the M4/A4 and nestles at home between the C21st offices and apartments as snugly as GP does between its c19th terraces. But unlike those terraces, which seem to pretend GP isn’t in their back gardens, LR looks unapologetically to be aN attractive neighbour to the new blocks of flats next door. It isn’t huge but it couldn’t be described as in any way tinpot. When we finally start to get to watch games there I think many sceptics and nostalgics will be converted. It is not a ground for shrugging and going “Brentford innit”.
 

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The old ground you will be outside. It's basically to replace missing out being at the Barnsley/Swansea matches.

The new ground you will want tours of the inside as you've not seen any of it before.

Requirements for social distancing are different for both.

PLUS you have another 100-odd years to see the new stadium.
Outside? I was hoping for at least half an hour in the away changing room.
 

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The old ground you will be outside. It's basically to replace missing out being at the Barnsley/Swansea matches.

The new ground you will want tours of the inside as you've not seen any of it before.

Requirements for social distancing are different for both.

PLUS you have another 100-odd years to see the new stadium.
I notice Spurs have restarted tours of their stadium. No reason why this can’t be done.
 

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Outside? I was hoping for at least half an hour in the away changing room.
Yep they lock you in, handcuff and blind fold you, and charge you for the pleasure of trying to get out to the tune of Hey Jude.
 
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I don’t think ground tours are top of the list for the club at this moment of time. once again supporters are a low priority in their thinking
 

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When's it going to be named properly then. Surely just can't be Lionel Road Stadium or the Brentford Community Stadium. Come on Fuller's - you know it makes sense!!!
I believe Fullers Japanese owners were approached and said no to naming rights.
 

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I believe Fullers Japanese owners were approached and said no to naming rights.
We need to tell the Japs that when in Prem. We will invite other Brands to display right in Fullers home territory...shame on them.
They have plenty of money to buy a substantial office property along StrandOn the Green.

By the way. Many road restrictions near new stadium now, ....and NO parking anywhere along the Kew Gardens wall right through to A316 r'bout.
I thought Richmond Council would intro meters and restricted hours...but this action ( creating a coned off bike lane ) goes whole hog. No parking and that includes no coaches for the Gardens. Environmental scheme for bikes...world gone daft.
 

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We need to tell the Japs that when in Prem. We will invite other Brands to display right in Fullers home territory...shame on them.
They have plenty of money to buy a substantial office property along StrandOn the Green.
Tbf, Fullers/Chiswick/Brentford is only a tiny part of Asahi's worldwide empire.

I feel far more resentment towards Fullers when they did own the brewery - and didn't appear to give a stuff about BFC.

And the way they're now closing down so many pubs locally in order to build flats etc shows a disdain for the wider area, too.
 

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They have plenty of money to buy a substantial office property along StrandOn the Green.
The Pier House offices are those of Fuller, Smith & Turner, which is still in the control of the Fuller family and is a pubs and hotels business. It is nothing to do with the brewing business now owned by Asahi.
 

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Any chance of the club running tours of the new ground? I'd be all over that...

I don't see the point myself, as soon as we are allowed in we will be watching a game what is the point in all the aggro of trying to get fans in to wander around a few weeks earlier. Would you open your presents a month before Xmas?
 

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I don't see the point myself, as soon as we are allowed in we will be watching a game what is the point in all the aggro of trying to get fans in to wander around a few weeks earlier. Would you open your presents a month before Xmas?
But you will only have access to the immediate area your seat is located.
I would love a walk around the interior of the dressing rooms, lounges, boxes, & the four stands.
 

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But you will only have access to the immediate area your seat is located.
I would love a walk around the interior of the dressing rooms, lounges, boxes, & the four stands.
I am sure people will have opportunities to go on tours when the viurs has gone.
 

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tell me any ground where the seats don't match the team colours ?
Just watching Inter/Shaktar Donetsk in the Europa league tie.

It's played at the home of Fortuna Dusseldorf, who also have multi coloured seats.

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Just watching Inter/Shaktar Donetsk in the Europa league tie.

It's played at the home of Fortuna Dusseldorf, who also have multi coloured seats.

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Was their couple years ago to watch a game. Their fans were brilliant managed to get tickets in the "noisey" bit. Great fans welcomed us.

And it wasn't full then and the seats looked great.
 

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