Brentford’s Queen Bee has become the first fan to secure a Premium Seat at the new stadium. Audrey Baker, a Bees fan of 88 years, and her partner Roy Romain have already snapped up their seats at Brentford Community Stadium, ready for the opening next summer. Audrey is one of Brentford’s oldest fans and started attending matches at Griffin Park before World War II. She is now in line to watch the first at the new stadium in summer 2020.
Ealing-born Audrey first came to Griffin Park with her father in the 1930’s and lists Dai Hopkins and the prolific goal scorer Jack Holliday as her favourite players of yesteryear. She became Patron of the “Babees”, “Bee Team” and “Juniors” membership schemes, for supporters up to the age of 18, earlier this season. Her generous two-year investment will help the Club develop our offering for younger fans and attract new supporters to the Club. And Audrey has now secured her own space in the Club’s history.
They secured their seats for Brentford FC’s matches from the 2020/21 season onwards in Club 1889, so they can enjoy fine dining and comfort before the match as well as great views of the pitch. And they were the first fans to do so. Construction of Brentford Community Stadium is well underway but will not be completed until after next season commences.
Audrey – who will be 100 when she attends the first game at the new stadium – said: “Brentford has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I wanted to support our younger fans at Griffin Park, but I am looking forward to moving to the new stadium. It was an honour to be the first person to buy a seat and I cannot wait to watch a game there.”
Cliff Crown, Brentford FC Chairman, said: “Audrey has shown her commitment to Brentford and our ambitions by supporting our junior memberships and I am very pleased she is looking after herself as well. We believe Hospitality the Brentford Way will be something special and we’re delighted that long-standing fans want to be part of it. I look forward to seeing Audrey and Roy at our first game, and many more – we are counting down the days.”
As the Junior Bees Patron, Audrey was given first sight of the Posh Seats along with Club Partners and existing hospitality purchasers. Fans that have registered their interest in hospitality at Brentford Community Stadium will be able to see what they have on offer next month. Full information can be seen at newstadium.brentfordfc.com. Fans who want to keep up-to-date on the development can register at newstadium.brentfordfc.com/register.