Some of the most atmospheric grounds are set to disappear

Albion fans should enjoy their trip to Griffin Park
Albion fans should enjoy their trip to Griffin Park

Albion fans should enjoy their trip to Griffin Park.

We never seem to be surprised by what happens in football nowadays but the ups and downs each season in the Football League always present change, opportunity and excitement.

I’m certainly looking forward to this weekend’s trip to Grifffin Park, the current home for Brentford, for one of the last times. Just a few years after Albion settled in their own theatre of fields the Bees are set to move to a new stadium just around the corner.

Brentford, have played their home games at the 12,763-capacity ground since 1904. I do hope the new 20,000 seater stadium, attached to nearly 1,000 residential apartments between Kew Bridge railway station and the M4, will maintain one of the old school atmospheres.

With Spurs and QPR also on the move, some of the most atmospheric grounds are set to disappear.

Of course the number of fans can determine the noise but the proximity of the supporters has often generated a cracking cacophony at Griffin Park, especially on a Tuesday night.

In fact there has been plenty of debate recently on how fans can create a special aura at the Amex and I’m sure Albion fans, as they have always done, will find creative suggestions for the future.

However, it’s a busy September for Sami Hyypia’s squad with six games in 18 days and on the road, the Seagulls and their fans, will experience some of the best trips on offer.

Portman Road and the City Ground are always good venues but hopefully a victory on Saturday at the ground with a pub on every corner will kickstart a push for the top six.

Along the way we should savour the final few days and nights at some of the most unique football arenas.