London Irish hoping for ground-share deal with Brentford FC
London Irish are chasing a potential move back to the capital in a ground-sharing deal with Brentford FC.
Irish have been based at Reading's Madejski Stadium ground since 2000 and are contracted at that ground until 2026, but have made no secret of their desire to return to London.
Brentford play their Championship football fixtures at Griffin Park but are still keen to build a 20,000 capacity ground at nearby Lionel Road.
Irish have confirmed talks with the London Borough of Hounslow over Brentford's continuing plans for Lionel Road with a view to a sharing deal.
"London Irish has begun formal discussions with the London Borough of Hounslow to explore the potential to play rugby at the new stadium," read a London Irish statement.
Irish were relegated from the Aviva Premiership last season and will seek to bounce straight back by winning the Championship this term.