I agree, but we must be due to be away first game of the season anyway .. I might be wrong but we have been at home for a quite a few first and last games of the season it feels since we’ve been in the championship
Maybe Nick, but it would be good to know for sure, huh?
When did "LR" become an "EFL Stadium"?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.
In no position to state anything definitive, but for the 2020/21 season, BFC are clearly an EFL club.When did "LR" become an "EFL Stadium"?
I was asking the person that made the assertion rather than someone having a guess. But thanks all the sameIn 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..
No I don't. It was an honest question!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.
Fixed that for ya.Arranging a stadium tour in the weeks leading upto the start of the season with likely high demand is ... ... completely bloody unnecessary, considering we've got numerous other things to worry about just now, and the next 50-odd years to arrange a stadium tour.
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.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”.