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Last Updated: Friday, 7 December 2007, 11:35 GMT
Brentford given new stadium boost
An artist's impression of Brentford's proposed new stadium
Brentford have ambitious plans for the Lionel Road site
Brentford's hopes of moving to a new 20,000-capacity stadium have been boosted after they were given an option to buy a 7.6-acre site.

The proposed new home for the Bees is close to their current Griffin Park ground, which would be redeveloped into residential housing if they relocate.

"This is a major milestone and a huge step forward," said chairman Greg Dyke.

"Our aim is to move into a new stadium in Lionel Road and to move there as a club free of debt."

The land in question was identified by Brentford in 2002 as their preferred site for their new home.

Dyke added: "We need a modern new stadium, to keep the club in Brentford, and we want a brighter financial future which will mean we can compete more effectively in the Football League. This deal will help us do all three.

"There's still a lot of work to be done but today is a big day in the history of Brentford Football Club."



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