LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Construction work on Brentford FC’s new 17,250-seat stadium is fully underway and the team has released a tentative projected date for occupancy.
According to the team, key milestones in the buildout have been achieved, with piling works for the foundations now 90% complete, the first parts of the steel frame in place, and crews have started laying sections of the terrace for the south seating area.
Unless the project runs into unanticipated delays, Brentford FC anticipates moving into their new stadium at the end of the 2019 season.
The team had initially been planning on relocating to their new digs midway through the 2019 season.
“In conjunction with our development partners, EcoWorld London and their building sub-contractors, Buckingham Group, and having reviewed all of the relevant factors and views, we are delighted to confirm to all our supporters and fans that Brentford FC will play a full final season at Griffin Park and then move to our new stadium at the end of the 2019/20 season and in good time to commence the 2020/21 season,” the team said in a statement.
“Given the complexity of large-scale building works adjacent to railway lines, the need to anticipate the normal delays and problems that inevitably arise in a complicated construction project, and the operational challenges surrounding a mid-season move, our view is that an end of season move is best. This, of course, gives us the chance to give Griffin Park a proper full season’s send off as we mark the Club’s 130th year during the 2019/20 season,” the team added.