Brentford welcome fans to new stadium for first time since move from Griffin Park

Malik Ouzia
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Brentford welcomed fans to their new stadium for the first time on Saturday as Thomas Frank’s side drew 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers.

The Bees bid farewell to an empty Griffin Park with a 3-1 win over Swansea on July 29 in their play-off semi-final second leg, with the coronavirus pandemic ensuring matches were still only able to be played behind closed doors at that point.

A month later and the Brentford Community Stadium was officially opened, but with London placed in tier two by the Government when lockdown ended on Wednesday, it meant 2,000 spectators were able to be welcomed back into grounds in the capital.

For Brentford supporters, Saturday's 2-2 draw ensured they were able to watch their team live for the first time since a 5-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on March 7, but more importantly they were finally able to take in their new 17,250-seater venue in person.

Additional reporting by PA.

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