BRENTFORD FACING GROUNDSHARE IF THEY ARE PROMOTED TO PREMIER LEAGUE

Brentford may have to move from Griffin Park and groundshare with another London club if they are promoted to the Premier League.

Their current venue falls short of requirements for all stadia in the top-flight of English football, which includes floodlight levels, dressing room dimensions and the implementation of under soil heating.

The club will have to submit plans to the Premier League in January, outlining how they will meet requirements should they win promotion in this season.

The Bees are currently fifth in the Championship following their promotion from League 1 last season, and have played at Griffin Park since 1904.

Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin said: "Griffin Park falls short of meeting Premier League requirements in some areas, but we are looking at creative and innovative solutions to meet those requirements.

"Our primary aim is to stay at Griffin Park until our new stadium at Lionel Road South is complete, whatever division we are playing in."

Posted on 27/11/2014