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Brentford Football Club have been given permission to construct a roof over the open Ealing Road end of Griffin Park. The work will cost over £600,000, most of which comes from a grant from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund, and should be completed by the end of May.

Managing director Keith Dickens told the club website, "This is some of the best news our club has had for ages. The reality of the situation is that the ink is still drying on the deal and any late setback could have cost us."

He added that although Brentford are still intent on building a new stadium the plans will take time and the availability of grant money means they can invest in their only major asset now putting them in a better position to implement their plans later.

The work could result in home fans moving to that end of the ground with away supporters returning to the opposite Brook Road end. Supporters are to be consulted first before any decision is made.

December 26, 2008