Griffin Park

Griffin Park is a football ground situated in the London Borough of Hounslow, west London. It has been the home ground of League One side Brentford since it was built in 1904. It is known for being the only English league football ground to have a pub on each corner, and is situated in a predominantly residential area. The ground gets its name from the griffin in the logo of Fuller's Brewery, which at one point owned the land on which the stadium was built. The highest ever attendance at the ground was 38,678 when Brentford played Leicester City on 26 February 1949. The ground currently has a capacity of 12,763. The biggest attendance in the 2008Ц09 season was 10,642 against Wycombe Wanderers on 14 March 2009, and last season (2009Ц10), the largest attendance was 9,031 against Leeds United on 12 December 2009. Griffin Park is beneath the flightpath of London Heathrow Airport and the roofs of the stadium are used as a large advertising space because of this. The space is currently used by Qatar Airways. Stadium structure Griffin Park in 1982 Brook Road Stand, seen from the Bill Axbey Stand It comprises four stands. The home fans are allocated th

Bees United Stand (the main stand, formerly known as the Braemar Road Stand) an all-seated single tier stand, the Ealing Road End, a covered terrace and the Bill Axbey Stand (formerly the New Road Stand), a single tier seated stand. Away fans are housed in the Brook Road Stand (capacity 1,850) (aka 'The Wendy House'), a double tiered stand, comprising terracing at the lower level and seating in the upper sections. [edit]Other tenants The Italy v USA match in the first round of the 1948 Olympic football competition was held at Griffin Park. Italy won 9-0.[1] The ground has hosted three international friendlies in recent times, the most recent of these being a game between Nigeria and Ghana. South Africa lost 1-0 to Egypt in the 2006 Nelson Mandela Challenge. In 2002, London Broncos rugby league team moved to Griffin Park as tenants of Brentford F.C. The club stayed at Griffin Park until the 2006 season until they became Harlequins Rugby League when they vacated Griffin Park and ground shared with Harlequin F.C.. Chelsea Reserves and Chelsea Youth Team played their home games at Griffin Park from the 2007Ц08 season until the end of the 2009-10 season.

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