QPR hunt for stadium site

Tony Fernandes, the owner of QPR has said the club is looking at sites for a potential new stadium and training complex in west London.

The club has connections with Loftus Road dating back to 1917 but Fernandes believes the stadium is too small for the club.

Loftus Road seats just over 18,000, making it the current lowest capacity Premier League stadium.

Fernandes is confident that with a new stadium, QPR could fill up to 45,000 seats.

He said: "Some fans are saying 'We don't have a fan base bigger than 20,000'. My gut feeling is 40-45,000. That's double where we are right now, but we're in London and there's a strong catchment area.

“It's still premature, the key this season is to survive, but we would like a bigger ground.

"It has to be in the area. It makes no sense to move out from where you have spent most of your life, and where the fan base is.

"I've built airlines and Formula One teams, but building a stadium is not the easiest thing in the world. There are opportunities in west London we are looking at.”

29/11/2011

 

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