Brentford have signed a deal with a contractor over the development of their new 20,000-seater stadium.

The club reached an agreement with residential developer Willmott Dixon, who will begin work on the new venue on Lionel Road in the coming months.

Although the construction of the new stadium is not expected to be complete until 2017, Brentford could need another option to Griffin Park before then, after it was confirmed they may have to ground share to meet Premier League requirements if they were promoted.

As far as their Kew Bridge Stadium is concerned however, the Bees must still acquire a Compulsory Purchase Order from the Hounslow Council to complete the land assembly process.

Brentford chairman Cliff Crown said: "We are excited about working with the Willmott Dixon team who have a proven track-record of taking forward similar high-quality developments utilising their skill for delivering substantial residential accommodation within a wider regeneration project."

Roma President, James Pallotta, said: “There will be no construction costs for the city of Rome. I’ve read many comments which aren’t entirely clear; all costs are aimed at creating 3,000 jobs.

“Together with the work on the airport, this will be valuable for Rome. The stadium will be an economic shot in the arm for the entire city.

“Those who are opposed to the project haven’t thought about how it will benefit the city.”

Posted on 30/12/2014