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Re: Brentford - The proposed stadium changes
Posted by: Bazzo
Date: 05/10/2017 08:30
I would have thought that Brentford wins hands down ahead of Hazelwood or many other locations for one big reason. Public Transport.

Driving to stadiums is not a way to get people into grounds. Would most people who go to grounds at football matches by car? Wembley, Emirates, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane, Olympic Park etc etc surely the vast majority in these stadiums all go by public transport. Not sure of our crowds at games but I would say over 50% drive to the stadium and in the grounds above I would be amazed if it was even 10% who drive to those grounds.

I travel by car to Mad Stad about 9 miles but would prefer to go by train. Never really drink at games as I drive, it is way quicker. I have always seen the logic of the move to Brentford for this main reason, if you can get large amounts of people in and out of a ground quickly by public transport then you will get better crowds. Brentford is one of the best that I have seen for rail, tube, bus access and that makes it attractive to larger potential supporters. Brentford has planning permission (for rugby as well as football) and is going to be built. With your residents in Sunbury/Hazelwood and one exit/roundabout off the M3 to get 10,000 in and out mostly by car..... can't see it myself, you would never get permission even if you had the money to build a big stadium.

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