The building of Brentford’s new Community Stadium has got back underway as the club remains confident of starting the next season in their new home. 


Work on the 17,500-seater stadium on Lionel Road - which will also be home to Premiership Rugby side London Irish - was delayed as a result of coronavirus-enforced social distancing guidelines but building has resumed after the government urged construction workers to return to work. 


The finishing touches on the stadium are set to be carried out as the club aims to kick off next season in their new home but it is increasingly likely supporters will not be able to share the experience with them. 


The reality means that Brentford’s 5-0 thrashing against Sheffield Wednesday was Griffin Park’s last competitive game in front of the fans as the season is set, at best, to resume behind closed doors in June. 


The historic stadium has been home to Brentford for 116 years after it hosted the Bees' first game against Plymouth in 1904 but it seems likely the players will have to bid farewell and start life in their new stadium.