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Around The Grounds: Griffin Park, Home Of Brentford FC

By Chris Wright

With Brentford squeaking through to the League One play-off final with a penalty shoot-out victory over Swindon yesterday, we thought we’d mark the occasion by giving the ground that played host to The Bees’ dramatic semi-final victory the “photo essay” treatment.

Welcome to 12,300-capacity Griffin Park, a proper old-fashioned English football ground situated directly underneath the flight path of Heathrow Airport and home of Brentford FC since it was built in 1904…

Soccer - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Brentford v Chelsea - Griffin Park

Soccer - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Brentford v Chelsea - Griffin Park

Soccer - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Brentford v Chelsea - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Colchester United - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Charlton Athletic - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Charlton Athletic - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Huddersfield Town - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Charlton Athletic - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Charlton Athletic - Griffin Park

Soccer - npower Football League One - Brentford v Charlton Athletic - Griffin Park

Soccer - Pre Season Friendly - Brentford v Fulham - Griffin Park

Soccer - Coca-Cola Football League Two - Brentford v Gillingham - Griffin Park

Soccer - Coca-Cola Football League Two - Brentford v Gillingham - Griffin Park

Soccer - Football League Division Four - Brentford v Chester City

Soccer - Nationwide League Division Three - Brentford v Carlisle United

Fun trivia fact: Griffin Park is so named as the company who formerly owned the land on which the stadium is built, Fuller’s Brewery, had a griffin on their logo.

Now you know…and knowing is half the battle.

(Photos: PA)

More in Pies’ Around the Grounds series…

De Kuip, Feyenoord
Upton Park, West Ham

San Mames, Athletic Bilbao

FC Gspon’s Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium, The Highest Pitch In Europe

Valley Parade, Bradford City
Prenton Park, Tranmere
Wankdorf, Young Boys

Estadio Municipal, SC Braga

Home Park, Plymouth Argyle

Victoria Park, Hartlepool United
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Ninian Park, Cardiff City
Wankdorf Stadium, Young Boys
Portman Road, Ipswich Town
Recreation Ground, Aldershot

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By Chris on May 7th, 2013 in Featured, Football League, Newsnow, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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7 Responses to “Around The Grounds: Griffin Park, Home Of Brentford FC”

  1. Marquette Jer says:

    Great stuff! Will be looking to pick up some Bees gear.
    Question though; In the States, I am not accustomed to seeing the Beef Burger advertised as containing 90% beef. What’s the other 10%, or is it best left unsaid? Is it an indicator of superior quality? (Much better than the usual 80%!) or caution?(watch out, 10% other stuff in here)

  2. Chris says:

    @Marquette: Yeah, it’s usually best for all parties if the last 10% is left unaccounted for…

    …it’s usually sawdust mixed with cow eyelids.

  3. Rob says:

    Brentford is about as Old School as it ever gets

  4. surloid9000 says:

    4 proper stands and a pub at each corner – Griffin Park should be the blueprint for ALL football grounds.

  5. Chris says:

    …the first ground I ever went to. I still have my dads Brentford shirt from the 50′s….blinding club.

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