London Irish is pleased to confirm the news that Brentford FC have today agreed a new ten-year stadium rights partnership with Grey Technology Limited (Gtech).
The Brentford Community Stadium will now be renamed the Gtech Community Stadium.
Brentford FC brought a 116-year stay at nearby Griffin Park to an end with the move to the newly constructed stadium, opening the ground with their first match in a pre-season friendly against Oxford United on 1st September 2020.
The Bees played their final season in the EFL Championship and first season as a top flight side in the English footballing pyramid in 74 years at their new home.
The Exiles made the move back to the capital in 2020 after a two-decade long stay in Reading, playing their inaugural outing in a Gallagher Premiership encounter against Leicester Tigers on 29th November 2020, winning 22-9.
Irish played two of their last three seasons at Premiership level in Brentford and made history by qualifying for the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time in 11 seasons, with the stadium also hosting the side's first cup final as a top tier side in 20 years.
Read Brentford FC's statement below.
Brentford FC have today announced a new ten-year stadium naming rights partnership with Grey Technology Limited (Gtech). The stadium will now be renamed as the Gtech Community Stadium.
Gtech will immediately takeover the naming rights for the stadium, which had until now been known as Brentford Community Stadium. The deal represents the largest sponsorship deal in Brentford’s history and will help to drive further investment into the Club’s ambitious plans on and off the field.
Jon Varney, Chief Executive, Brentford FC said: “Securing a naming rights deal for the new stadium is something that we have been working on for some time. It was so important for us to find a like-minded organisation. We wanted a progressive, community-minded partner who want to join us on our journey over the next decade.
“Gtech are an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation based here in England, with global ambitions. Their people are humble but with a confident, underdog mentality, taking on some huge corporations in their field. They have done things differently to get to where they are. We felt that it was a great fit for this long-term partnership.
“This investment will support our long-term plans to thrive in the Premier League. We need to continually invest into the stadium. We have recently created safe standing areas in both the home and away ends and this deal will help us explore further opportunities to enhance the matchday experience, the facilities and technology inside the stadium.”
Gtech’s mission is to create the best-loved home and lifestyle products possible. They design, manufacture, sell, and distribute small household cleaning and garden products such as cordless vacuum cleaners, floor sweepers and grass trimmers within the UK and to the rest of the world. Their founder and CEO, Nick Grey, is an award-winning inventor and designer. He has built Gtech up from humble beginnings in his own garage to the innovative, international company it has become and can also claim to have developed the world’s first cordless power sweeper.
Nick Grey, CEO and Founder of Gtech, said: “To be associated with Brentford FC is a fantastic opportunity for us. It is a stunning facility here. The club management have achieved incredible things since Matthew bought the club a decade ago. We are delighted to have Brentford playing in the Gtech Community Stadium.
“The Premier League has an incredible global audience, due to the heritage, player quality and stadium atmospheres. We are looking forward to working with the club and the fans this season and for many years to come.”
As well as the high-profile branding and signage rights which will be visible inside and outside the stadium, Gtech will also become a partner of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. This will enable the Trust to broaden the work they do to engage with young people across west London.