Queens Park Rangers have unveiled their plans on building a 40,000- seater stadium in West London. It is believed that the former Premier League club has already made an agreement with the Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to buld the new venue in the Old Oak area of the city.
The club had initiated their search of a new stadium, a new home since their change of chairman as Tony Fernandes took over and speculations began to emerge as it was starting to doubt if their current Loftus Road stadium was enough to accommodate all the growth that the team has been creating in recent years.
“Not only will this give us a top quality stadium to cater for QPR’s needs as the club progresses and grows over the years ahead, but we are very excited about being the driving force behind creating one of the best new urban places in the world’’.
“This will be the catalyst for the regeneration of a forgotten area – ultimately bringing new transport, 24,000 homes and at least 50,000 jobs. It will create a vibrant new destination in London, boosting local businesses, attracting new visitors and tourism and creating a thriving community.” Fernandes told the club’s website.
Harry Redknapp also agreed to the idea of having a new stadium, as he claimed that it’s the best thing for the club for the long term future.
“The long term future of the club will be fantastic when it happens,” Redknapp said in a press conference. The board has big ambitions. If you want to compete you can’t do that in an 18,000-seater stadium. We have got to be in the Premier League to fill it. Hopefully they will both go hand in hand in the future.”
The creation of a bigger stadium for the fans of the club is expected to give them a larger budget in the near future as it will be paying for itself when it gets filled with supporters watching their team play.