New Stadium Construction Complete! (1 Viewer)

Banana

Occasionally incorrect
Joined
7 Apr 2000
Messages
70,115
Reaction score
545
Location
London
Just a wild guess but maybe they want another week to complete checks , saftey certificates etc ?
Maybe Nick, but it would be good to know for sure, huh?

Maybe we have just been "sensible" and asking for all the time we can. However we now have a match v Wycombe before the season starts. So a bit pointless now.
 

Shamrock_Bee

Member
Joined
18 Aug 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
12
The FA and EFL will not currently allow a football stadium tour! The reason being they're now protected environments that must adhere to the infection control guidelines to keep them safe for football! Whilst it is sad GP is no longer a football stadium to be used in the EFL hence why the EFL/FA don't really care what the club do in terms of tours etc.

I know there is a "B" game planned at GP but we've seen work has started and we must be very close to the stage of handing the keys over to EW - likely a day or two after the fan tours.

LR is now an EFL stadium which means it has strict guidelines to follow. This wouldn't allow the doors to be opened for fan tours, not the clubs decision they're just following the guidelines.
 

Banana

Occasionally incorrect
Joined
7 Apr 2000
Messages
70,115
Reaction score
545
Location
London
The FA and EFL will not currently allow a football stadium tour! The reason being they're now protected environments that must adhere to the infection control guidelines to keep them safe for football! Whilst it is sad GP is no longer a football stadium to be used in the EFL hence why the EFL/FA don't really care what the club do in terms of tours etc.

I know there is a "B" game planned at GP but we've seen work has started and we must be very close to the stage of handing the keys over to EW - likely a day or two after the fan tours.

LR is now an EFL stadium which means it has strict guidelines to follow. This wouldn't allow the doors to be opened for fan tours, not the clubs decision they're just following the guidelines.
When did "LR" become an "EFL Stadium"?
 

Ealing Bee

Active member
Joined
5 Jun 2002
Messages
9,052
Reaction score
68
Location
Now Chiswick (proud to be a YIMBY)
When did "LR" become an "EFL Stadium"?
In no position to state anything definitive, but for the 2020/21 season, BFC are clearly an EFL club.

And as such, I presume they have to inform the EFL what stadium they intend using. Assuming they've nominated LR, does that not make it an "EFL stadium"? :scratch:

In which case, the EFL must have issued all their member clubs with a Covid-19 protocol, as Shamrock Bee says, which has to prohibit all unnecessary stadium usage which might conceivably lead to transmission..
 

Banana

Occasionally incorrect
Joined
7 Apr 2000
Messages
70,115
Reaction score
545
Location
London
In no position to state anything definitive, but for the 2020/21 season, BFC are clearly an EFL club.

And as such, I presume they have to inform the EFL what stadium they intend using. Assuming they've nominated LR, does that not make it an "EFL stadium"? :scratch:

In which case, the EFL must have issued all their member clubs with a Covid-19 protocol, as Shamrock Bee says, which has to prohibit all unnecessary stadium usage which might conceivably lead to transmission..
I was asking the person that made the assertion rather than someone having a guess. But thanks all the same :D
 

Shamrock_Bee

Member
Joined
18 Aug 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
12
You know what I meant lol! A stadium being used in EFL competitions; GP is no longer of any concern to the EFL but LR is a stadium that will be inviting EFL teams and officals in over a month. As a result the club will have to be following their guidelines in terms of infection control etc.
 

Banana

Occasionally incorrect
Joined
7 Apr 2000
Messages
70,115
Reaction score
545
Location
London
You know what I meant lol! A stadium being used in EFL competitions; GP is no longer of any concern to the EFL but LR is a stadium that will be inviting EFL teams and officals in over a month. As a result the club will have to be following their guidelines in terms of infection control etc.
No I don't. It was an honest question!

I mean there are plenty of construction workers traipsing around the stadium at the moment. So there must be a point where the club goes "right, we now need to fall in-line with the relevant EFL COVID-19 regs." - but it doesn't have to be weeks and weeks before the first fixture....
 

Shamrock_Bee

Member
Joined
18 Aug 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
12
Fair enough! Going off BG annoucing practical competition, Wycombe saying they'll be the first team to play us in a competitive LR game, seats removed from GP and the skips in the forecourt I think it's fair to assume we'll be starting the season in LR.

My post was in response to people asking why the club can't arrange a stadium tour at LR! Having construction workers in the area, if they're still in the actual stadium site would I presume be for essential works.

Arranging a stadium tour in the weeks leading upto the start of the season with likely high demand is completly different and would obvioiusly go against EFL advice and guidance.
 

TunWellsBee

Member
Joined
26 Feb 2005
Messages
27
Reaction score
0
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”.
Thank you for some welcome positivity. Let's not knock it until we try it. We have a distinctive new stadium on our manor, not miles away on a retail park. There will inevitably be some teething problems along the way, but I can't wait for that first 'proper' game in our new home.
Time to move on.
 

BFC1997

Active member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
8,089
Reaction score
26
Location
Osterley
t’s to cross and i’s to dot I’m sure but it does seem strange that the club haven’t done more PR around this. We have a home game in less than three weeks!
 

lionel2011

Member
Joined
19 May 2008
Messages
123
Reaction score
0
Location
Leyte, Philippines
I think in the present climate any PR that refers to crowds and/or new venues where crowds could gather will only be seen in a negative light. I was also wondering how you can get a safety certificate when crowds are banned from soccer stadiums.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom