Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

Brentford Premier League dreams come true – what next?

Posted on 9 June 2021 by Charlie Gordon

At the end of May, Thomas Frank and his Brentford side finally decided to stop flirting with promotion to the Premier League and made it official, thanks to a play-off final victory over Swansea City.

As well as setting up a season of topflight fixtures for the first time since 1947, the Bees stand to gain a minimum of £170m from their triumph, a staggering amount which even dwarfs the proceeds from Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League victory on the same day.

The assurance of topflight football also plays a huge part in keeping hold of their top talent.

Clearly, the benefits are wide-ranging. Sports Gazette’s Charlie Gordon headed to the Brentford Community Stadium to paint a clearer picture of what this might mean for the West London side.