BRENTFORD independent supporters association BIAS have urged Bees fans to get down in numbers now the club has changed its allocation plans for the Celtic friendly at Griffin Park.
BIAS wrote a letter of complaint following an uproar amongst Brentford fans that they would only be given one dedicated stand for the home pre-season game next month, with Celtic supporters expected to fill the other three stands.
However, the club has now been both the Bees United and BIAS stands, although tickets for the former will go on general sale if not bought by Bees fans.
A BIAS statement said: “The Celtic match is our club’s most prestigous friendly for a number of years and has been arranged to give our team an even bigger challenge as they prepare for the new season.
“Celtic are of such a high stature that they demand a fee to play in these games. Tickets are on sale now, and Bees fans have a two week period to show the club that they were right to change their arrangements.
“Should the demand prove to be sufficient, the Bees United Stand will be exclusively for home supporters. But if sales for this part of the ground are slow, the area at the Brook Road end of the stand will go on general sale.
“BIAS hopes that those supporters who were anticipating staying away now reconsider and purchase their tickets within the initial two week window.”
Meanwhile, BIAS are urging supporters to lobby Hounslow Council with letters of support in their proposed new stadium at Lionel Road after a planning application was submitted last week. More details on this will follow.