view of football from behind the goal at brentford community stadium

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What was once a trip to the past for a classic old-school ground is now an up-and-coming story playing out in a brand-new stadium.

LOCATION: In the western part of Greater London, about an hour west of the center by train

CONTACT:, 0208 847 2511, #BrentfordFC

NICKNAMES: The Bees, which came about in the 1890s because students from Borough Road College came out to support a classmate playing at Brentford. They started their school cheer, which was “Buck up, Bs,” and it stuck.


The club was founded in 1889 but didn’t make the Football League until 1920, when they came in with 20 other clubs from the Southern League to form the new Third Division. They got to the First Division in just three years and finished fifth, ushering in their glory years under manager Harry “The Guv’nor” Curtis. They made the FA Cup sixth round…


Queens Park Rangers and Fulham, both more or less neighbors on this side of London, are their biggest rivals. Any game with two of those three is a West London derby. They also hate Chelsea, of

Women's Team

The Brentford Women are in the London and South East Women’s Regional Football League Division One North, tier 6 of the pyramid. They play home games on Sundays at Bedfont Sports


Their main thing is singing the last part of “Hey Jude,” switching those lyrics with


Brentford Community Stadium replaced the lovely old Griffin Park, which was a big reason to catch a game at Brentford. They played there from 1904 to 2020, and it was the epitome of an old-school ground. It was also the only ground in the country with a pub at each corner. This hasn’t been replicated at the new place, which is a shame. In early…

Going to a Game at Brentford Community Stadium

GETTING THERE: Brentford Community Stadium sits next to the Kew Bridge Railway Station on the South Western Railway with service from Waterloo, 30 minutes away. PUBS: You could be a traditionalist and go over to the site of Griffin Park to hit the pubs referenced above. Closer to the stadium, the Express Tavern is a decent option and usually…

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