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…
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.
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