Griffin Park was a football ground in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow, England. It was the home ground of Brentford F.C. from its opening in September 1904 to August 2020. The ground is in a predominantly residential area and was known for being the only English league football ground to have a pub on each corner. The ground's name referred to the griffin featured in the logo of Fuller's Brewery, which at one point owned the orchard on which the stadium was built.
Between Brentford's formation in 1889 and 1904, the club played at five grounds around Ealing – Clifden Road, Benns Field, Shotters Field, Cross Road and Boston Park Cricket Ground. In 1903, Fulham chairman Henry Norris (a prominent estate agent), Brentford manager Dick Molyneux and club president Edwin Underwood negotiated a 21-year lease at a peppercorn rent on an orchard (owned by local brewers Fuller, Smith and Turner) along the Ealing Road, with the option to buy the freehold at a later date for £5,000. After a gypsy camp was removed from the site and work began on building the ground in January 1904, under the guidance of architects Parr & Kates. The orchard was cut down by local volunteers, who were allowed to keep the wood.
gary smith | May 8, 2018
A traditional stadium with a safe standing area. Not as practical as modern stadia as in some areas the views are slightly limited, but overall the experience is great. Get into the standing area if you can as the atmosphere is better there.
DG | Apr 26, 2018
Great place to watch football. Old skool stadium which still has a standing area for home fans. Pretty much unchanged for decades so toilets are undersized, cramped and smelly. Typically limited selection of basic food and drink. Feels Victorian yet nevertheless is a great place to watch football: the pitch so close, the atmosphere unbeatable.
david smith | Apr 23, 2018
Home of the Bees even if only for a couple more years. Always a good atmosphere even with a relatively small crowd. Great place to watch football, always close to the action.
Dave Washer | Feb 10, 2018
One of the best old school football grounds in the country. An antiquated stadium but that's part of the charm. Football the way it should be, with terraces, pies, pints and plenty of genuine atmosphere. Reasonable prices to watch excellent Championship football. But be quick... experience Griffin Park before Brentford relocate to a brand new stadium at the end of 2019.
Petri Heikkinen | Apr 14, 2018
Great atmosphere on a game day! Friendly staff and good arrangements in general. If seated, prepare to constantly hit your knees on back of the seat in front of you...
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