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Depending on the configuration of the space and the layout of the trucks. Coach will be first away so will have to be last to arrive. Will also be nearest the door and, hence, furthest from the tunnel. Therefore a path will be required through the TV trucks, cables etc.
Yeh, that's how car parks work usually. :)
 

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I seem to recall there being a 'coach parking expert' on the GPG that will hopefully to be able to clear this up.
 

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Sky have already said that they are scaling back so presumably there is now sufficient space even when televised.
Scaling back as a permanent plan ?

Does that mean we could have had more seats and/or facilities that were said to be dropped for it ?
 

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Scaling back as a permanent plan ?

Does that mean we could have had more seats and/or facilities that were said to be dropped for it ?
Sky have stated that they are reducing their carbon footprint by not sending so many vehicles to games. No way the club could have foretold that 5 years ago in planning I guess.
 

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Sky have stated that they are reducing their carbon footprint by not sending so many vehicles to games. No way the club could have foretold that 5 years ago in planning I guess.
So after being told we had to make this room, thus scaling down ground plans to accomodate sky, theyre now saying its not needed.
 

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So after being told we had to make this room, thus scaling down ground plans to accomodate sky, theyre now saying its not needed.
That wasn't the whole reason. Many issues regarding funding etc was also involved. Please don't start this off.........
 

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So after being told we had to make this room, thus scaling down ground plans to accomodate sky, theyre now saying its not needed.
No. That's not the reason the stadium was scaled down. So please don't burn down Sky's HQ this week.
 

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So after being told we had to make this room, thus scaling down ground plans to accomodate sky, theyre now saying its not needed.
I doubt the view's that good from underneath the stand... and there was always going to be underneath the stand.
 

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Sky have stated that they are reducing their carbon footprint by not sending so many vehicles to games. No way the club could have foretold that 5 years ago in planning I guess.
Indeed, my brother isn't happy after quitting his job at Sky. Moving to Newcastle so he could freelance all the northern games and then being told he'd have to drive back to Isleworth if he wants work.

Mind you, he supports Fulham so :thumbs:
 

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Backroom staff need access to the coach straight away. They are loading / unloading pretty much from final whistle. The away coach was parked 50 yards from the dressing room at GP and was in use immediately after post-match.
Where was the Away team's coach parked during games at GP, then?
 

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This talk about coaches being parked up in Braemar and all the hub bub of activity on that side of the ground on match day just reminds me again how much of an isolated ‘island’ New Rd was. Us second class citizens felt grateful just to get a cursory wave from players leaving the pitch and to being able to see a scoreboard.
 

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This talk about coaches being parked up in Braemar and all the hub bub of activity on that side of the ground on match day just reminds me again how much of an isolated ‘island’ New Rd was. Us second class citizens felt grateful just to get a cursory wave from players leaving the pitch and to being able to see a scoreboard.
We did have the dugouts and the away managers dramas.
 

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We did have the dugouts and the away managers dramas.
Didn’t even have that back in the days I used to go in New Road before the switch of the dugouts. I stayed there for a few years in nostalgia/habit after the seats were put in.
 

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We did have the dugouts and the away managers dramas.
Dramas ! Haha. Theyd have to wake you lot up first
I bet they were sh*tting themselves.

The paddock was the one before good old andy scott ruined it
 

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Dramas ! Haha. Theyd have to wake you lot up first
I bet they were sh*tting themselves.

The paddock was the one before good old andy scott ruined it
I feel you do the old N E W R O A D guard a disservice talking in that way. whilst the paddock (when they could be bothered to turn up) were pretty good at winding up away fans, we in the N E W R O A D had to lay it on the away bench for 90+ minutes, not the odd cameo when the dugouts were over in the Braemar. Very few slept in the N E W R O A D.
 

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Bit late to the party here, but sat in the premium area last week.

In terms of the stadium itself it’s unbelievable, feels like it’ll really get going when it’s full, created a fair bit of volume with just 2000.

Didnt mind the light show and didn’t particularly notice the lights in the stands, although looking at the photos they do look abit bright...

My only complaints, and I’d be keen to know if others thought the same, was the level of hospitality within the lounge.

For £70 I felt the level of service was poor- the young lady that sat us down had absolutely no idea what ‘Draft lager’ was and said they had none, I then saw others with draft beer. Our orders were repeatedly forgotten or incorrect and took an age to get served and the ‘halftime desert’ consisted of a tiny cherry bakewel type thing.

The steak & ale pie at the end also was no bigger than a mince pie, I don’t expect the world but felt it was poor for the price.

All in all a very very good stadium and one we’ll grow to all love, definite teething problems though..
 

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Bit late to the party here, but sat in the premium area last week.

In terms of the stadium itself it’s unbelievable, feels like it’ll really get going when it’s full, created a fair bit of volume with just 2000.

Didnt mind the light show and didn’t particularly notice the lights in the stands, although looking at the photos they do look abit bright...

My only complaints, and I’d be keen to know if others thought the same, was the level of hospitality within the lounge.

For £70 I felt the level of service was poor- the young lady that sat us down had absolutely no idea what ‘Draft lager’ was and said they had none, I then saw others with draft beer. Our orders were repeatedly forgotten or incorrect and took an age to get served and the ‘halftime desert’ consisted of a tiny cherry bakewel type thing.

The steak & ale pie at the end also was no bigger than a mince pie, I don’t expect the world but felt it was poor for the price.

All in all a very very good stadium and one we’ll grow to all love, definite teething problems though..
Think I wrote pretty much the same after Workington away in ‘77
 

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Bit late to the party here, but sat in the premium area last week.

In terms of the stadium itself it’s unbelievable, feels like it’ll really get going when it’s full, created a fair bit of volume with just 2000.

Didnt mind the light show and didn’t particularly notice the lights in the stands, although looking at the photos they do look abit bright...

My only complaints, and I’d be keen to know if others thought the same, was the level of hospitality within the lounge.

For £70 I felt the level of service was poor- the young lady that sat us down had absolutely no idea what ‘Draft lager’ was and said they had none, I then saw others with draft beer. Our orders were repeatedly forgotten or incorrect and took an age to get served and the ‘halftime desert’ consisted of a tiny cherry bakewel type thing.

The steak & ale pie at the end also was no bigger than a mince pie, I don’t expect the world but felt it was poor for the price.

All in all a very very good stadium and one we’ll grow to all love, definite teething problems though..
I did premium for the Blackburn game and like you was told draft lager wasn’t on offer, we ordered bottles instead, then noticed pints of lager going to other tables so asked again and then got served London Pride 🙄
Overall I thought £70 was just about ok. Pre match sausage, mash & onion rings, tray of chocolate brownies at HT and a delicious, if small, pie at FT. I put service issues down to it being the first game and after the mix up with our initial drink orders I thought the service was quite good, don’t recall having to wait any length of time. Stadium itself is fantastic.
 

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I did premium for the Blackburn game and like you was told draft lager wasn’t on offer, we ordered bottles instead, then noticed pints of lager going to other tables so asked again and then got served London Pride 🙄
Overall I thought £70 was just about ok. Pre match sausage, mash & onion rings, tray of chocolate brownies at HT and a delicious, if small, pie at FT. I put service issues down to it being the first game and after the mix up with our initial drink orders I thought the service was quite good, don’t recall having to wait any length of time. Stadium itself is fantastic.
Yeah the service is patchy and needs smartening up. I spoke with the manager there who is aware of issues and understands that it will take a little time to get right. He was previously looking after the Bobby Moore Lounge at Wembley so he should be ok.
 

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Yeah the service is patchy and needs smartening up. I spoke with the manager there who is aware of issues and understands that it will take a little time to get right. He was previously looking after the Bobby Moore Lounge at Wembley so he should be ok.
Do they just get agency staff to wait tables? My daughter used to do Wembley, racecourses etc and they got zero training, and as an 18-year old non-drinker she wouldn't have known a pint of Pride from a Stella.
 

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Do they just get agency staff to wait tables? My daughter used to do Wembley, racecourses etc and they got zero training, and as an 18-year old non-drinker she wouldn't have known a pint of Pride from a Stella.
Yeah I suspect that's the problem. "No we don't have Draft Lager, but we do have Peroni" etc.
 

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I seem to recall there being a 'coach parking expert' on the GPG that will hopefully to be able to clear this up.
That’s quite the scoop!

Mourinho - if you’re reading this a) will Ghoddos make the grade and b) what’s your opinion of the seat colours please?
 

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Yeah the service is patchy and needs smartening up. I spoke with the manager there who is aware of issues and understands that it will take a little time to get right. He was previously looking after the Bobby Moore Lounge at Wembley so he should be ok.
Would imagine after the initial teething issues it should be a good experience.
 

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Ground was excellent. Was in the North Stand and it was a bit bright, but nothing too serious. Loads of bogs which makes a nice change from the Braemar Road ones. Seats were big and plenty of legroom. Thought the staff done well too with a warm welcome and cleaners whizzing around making sure everyone got that brand new feeling. I'm sure it will be absolute quality when full of fans.
 

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What are the lighting issues. Have read bits which can only be personal impressions where people were sitting.
You’ve already read this;


Why play dumb?
 

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I can’t remember, but is there/supposed to be televisions around the concourse?

This would be to not-miss any of the in game action, for those of us who have to accompany very old & young relatives to the facilities at inopportune times ?
 

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You’ve already read this;


Why play dumb?
Wasn't playing dumb. Was just asking if any other interpretations. Why the dumb reply
 

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Really good ground - walking into it was like going to a proper Premiership club. And getting home by train was a doddle.

Our seats at the Derby match were in the front row, which meant the game looked like the sort of mess I had to put up with when I was 15 at GP - only worse because I was sitting down, not standing up.

I know others have made comments on the brightness. Mine was perhaps unusual in that I have recently had a PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment which is where the eyeball detaches from the back of the eye) in my right eye, As a result, it's like looking at the world through frosted glass. With the lights where they were, my whole experience before the game was akin to watching a bright light through a thick fog. Not the club's fault though. But what the h*ll - hey-ho.
 

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Really good ground - walking into it was like going to a proper Premiership club. And getting home by train was a doddle.

Our seats at the Derby match were in the front row, which meant the game looked like the sort of mess I had to put up with when I was 15 at GP - only worse because I was sitting down, not standing up.

I know others have made comments on the brightness. Mine was perhaps unusual in that I have recently had a PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment which is where the eyeball detaches from the back of the eye) in my right eye, As a result, it's like looking at the world through frosted glass. With the lights where they were, my whole experience before the game was akin to watching a bright light through a thick fog. Not the club's fault though. But what the h*ll - hey-ho.
I am having sight probs too but........waiting lists!
 

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I found myself in Brentford at 17.30 today.
I was the outside the ground when the game kicked off and what a strange feeling that was.
I didn't stay long as it was too cold and I had to get a move on.
The badge on the side of the South Stand facing east is a sight to see at night.
Not too sure if it made me a bit more depressed than normal(missing me football) to be honest and a part of me says I should not have gone, but I did.
 

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I found myself in Brentford at 17.30 today.
I was the outside the ground when the game kicked off and what a strange feeling that was.
I didn't stay long as it was too cold and I had to get a move on.
The badge on the side of the South Stand facing east is a sight to see at night.
Not too sure if it made me a bit more depressed than normal(missing me football) to be honest and a part of me says I should not have gone, but I did.
I cant wait to get in and watch a game and have a good look around when vaccinated.
 

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I cant wait to get in and watch a game and have a good look around when vaccinated.
Me too, imagine the full house against the muff. Club have missed out on some full houses i reckon, but us bees fans will make up for this when we are allowed back in
 
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I cant wait to get in and watch a game and have a good look around when vaccinated.
I’m with you I did that calculator thing found that both my wife and I (75) are likely to be last week Jan first week Feb can’t come soon enough,. Then the second upto 12 weeks later plus the time for the full effects to kick in

I can’t see us getting back down to Tier 2 till at least the end of March so if you take it 2 weeks a Tier down towards zero in my mind it’s going to be April at the earliest
 

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I haven’t yet been to the Brentford Community Stadium - which is name I don’t think I relate to ask I am a season ticket holder living 100 miles away. I did twice live in Brentford for periods of a few weeks in the 60’s . The more appearances without a decent crowd the more the Lego stadium we be banded about. I loved Griffin Park and miss it more each time I view a game on television. Maybe this is due to my belief that the crowd so often lifted the team at GP more than any other that I have witnessed. I truly hope my feelings will change once I have experienced the new ground with a decent size crowd a few times and that the magic atmosphere can again be generated by the fans. A question I am looking forward to being answered in 2021
 
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I haven’t yet been to the Brentford Community Stadium - which is name I don’t think I relate to ask I am a season ticket holder living 100 miles away. I did twice live in Brentford for periods of a few weeks in the 60’s . The more appearances without a decent crowd the more the Lego stadium we be banded about. I loved Griffin Park and miss it more each time I view a game on television. Maybe this is due to my belief that the crowd so often lifted the team at GP more than any other that I have witnessed. I truly hope my feelings will change once I have experienced the new ground with a decent size crowd a few times and that the magic atmosphere can again be generated by the fans. A question I am looking forward to being answered in 2021
It’s all about a mindset. I don’t agree about the crowd. We were loyal at Griffin Park but not very loud.

Even with 2,000 Brentford fans in Lionel Road it sounded fantastic. Imagine 17,000 in May when we clinch promotion?
 

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It’s all about a mindset. I don’t agree about the crowd. We were loyal at Griffin Park but not very loud.

Even with 2,000 Brentford fans in Lionel Road it sounded fantastic. Imagine 17,000 in May when we clinch promotion?
You’re right that often we didn’t make a lot of noise at GP. But when we did the place absolutely rocked. I’m not of long enough standing to remember the pre-Wendy House days but have a distinct memory of the atmosphere dropping after New Road became seated. It seemed as if putting the seats in happened by stealth one close season and it changed the stand from the one I loved because goals turned it into a mosh pit at an age when I used to go to a couple of gigs a week and liked to be up front near the stage, into a seated area full of quietly moaning old gimmers.

On TV the 2000 at the new place sounded pretty loud. The excitement of 17k in there after over a year of mainly watching on telly, combined with the team absolutely flying will I think make it the fortress we always dreamed of.
 

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I haven’t yet been to the Brentford Community Stadium - which is name I don’t think I relate to ask I am a season ticket holder living 100 miles away. I did twice live in Brentford for periods of a few weeks in the 60’s . The more appearances without a decent crowd the more the Lego stadium we be banded about. I loved Griffin Park and miss it more each time I view a game on television. Maybe this is due to my belief that the crowd so often lifted the team at GP more than any other that I have witnessed. I truly hope my feelings will change once I have experienced the new ground with a decent size crowd a few times and that the magic atmosphere can again be generated by the fans. A question I am looking forward to being answered in 2021
I‘m about 85 miles away these days. Was lucky enough to be offered the chance to go to the Derby game, was in two minds, Covid, new ground, work, midweek game but the chance to see the new stadium won hands down In the end.
What an experience, with only 2000 people. You will love the place the minute you first walk in. Brentford FC has arrived. We the fans need to repay all the people’s hard work that all made this happen by making it the noisiest ground in the country, when we are all allowed in of course.
 

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It’s all about a mindset. I don’t agree about the crowd. We were loyal at Griffin Park but not very loud.

Even with 2,000 Brentford fans in Lionel Road it sounded fantastic. Imagine 17,000 in May when we clinch promotion?
Unfortunately with the way things are going, I think imagining what it would sound like is what we're still going to have to do........and not because we won't be getting promoted......
 

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Unfortunately with the way things are going, I think imagining what it would sound like is what we're still going to have to do........and not because we won't be getting promoted......
I’m confident we’ll all see the last three games if you’re a season ticket holder.
 

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