BRENTFORD supporters are being urged to pick up pens and paper and get behind the club’s proposals for a new stadium at Lionel Road.
The Bees submitted their planning application last month, and it is anticipated that a decision could be known in the autumn, and if successful, work could begin on the site next summer.
Independent supporters group BIAS are encouraging supporters to rally to the cause in the form of letters to Hounslow Council, wherever they live, as they can all help the plans progress.
Although this represents a pivotal moment in Brentford’s history, which could positively transform both club and local community, it is likely to face opposition from some residents in the area.
BIAS spokesperson Phil Marchant said: “A new stadium is key to the club’s future. The club sold more than 22,000 tickets to the play off final at Wembley, which is testimony to the potential support for the club, if it had a stadium with amenities that are suited for the 21 st century.
“We have had two sell-out games this last season, and anyone who was at those games will attest that these were great occasions, but it was clear to see that the club’s infrastructure was struggling to provide the experience modern fans expect.”
Paul Stedman, also of BIAS, added: “I understand there are hesitations from local residents, but the club has taken a positive approach to consultation before and during the planning process. They have engaged with residents, changed the design and are working with local community groups and services, including the NHS, to explore how to accommodate them.”
BIAS will be publishing regular updates on their ongoing campaign on their website, and supporters are encouraged to check the site www.bias.orgt.uk throughout the summer.
Meanwhile, after the success of their bid to get the club to reconsider it's allocation for the friendly against Celtic, BIAS are geeing up fans to snap up ticket and prove their campaign was right.
Brentford fans were originally only going to be given one stand for what is a home fixture, but the club has now given them both the Ealing Road and Braemer Road, although tickets for the former will go on general sale if not bought by Bees fans.