Tag Archives: Brentford

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Groundhopping at Brentford Community Stadium

October 21, 2021

When I visited Brentford Football Club in West London in 2021, they were having probably the grandest days in their history: playing Premier League games in their shiny new stadium. Here's what it's like to go groundhopping at Brentford Community Stadium. It's hard to imagine a better scenario for what is basically a local community…

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How to Buy Brentford FC Tickets

September 22, 2021

With the Bees up in the Premier League, playing top-tier English football for the first time in 74 years, buying Brentford tickets has become a real challenge. But it can be done, and here's what we have learned at Groundhopper Guides. The first thing to know about buying Brentford tickets is that it is really…

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QPR vs Brentford: What One Might Call a Second-Tier West London Derby

February 11, 2021

Queens Park Rangers vs Brentford certainly qualifies as a West London Derby, the two clubs being just under four miles apart. But neither club’s fans rank the other as their top rival, even though QPR once tried to literally wipe Brentford off the map. This could be for all sorts of reasons, the biggest being…

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A Look at Brentford’s New Stadium

September 23, 2020

Brentford FC in West London was always at the top of my list for people who wanted to see English soccer beyond the Premier League -- before they were promoted to the Premier League for the 2021-22 season (the first time in the top tier since 1946-47). Up until the 2020-21 season, it was all…

Seeing a Game at Brentford FC’s Griffin Park

September 3, 2018

Paul shares his experience of seeing a game at Griffin Park prior to Brentford FC's move to their new ground. Never heard of Brentford? Join the masses -- outside of England, that is. They currently play in the second-tier Championship, they only got there a few years ago, and they haven't been in the top…

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Forget the Premier League: Check Out These London-Area Lower League Teams

October 10, 2017

Seems everybody in the world is trying to get tickets to a Premier League game, but here is some advice I wish more people would follow: Forget the Premier League and check out the lower leagues. Why? Here are some starters: Tickets are a whole lot easier, as in "Walk up to the ticket office…

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