Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy Burnham, stopped off at the site in Lionel Road that is earmarked by Brentford FC for the new stadium.
The minister was on a visit to Griffin Park and the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. After hearing about the plans and the impact of the credit crunch from Brian Burgess, the Secretary of State said: “It was great to see first-hand the excellent work going on in community sport in Brentford. The strong partnerships between Brentford FC, Bees United, the Community Sports Trust and Griffin Park Learning Zone have been key to the area’s success in pushing sports participation up. This can help us deliver a strong legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The stadium project shows great vision for a club at the heart of its community. I have pledged to do whatever I can to help move it forward”.