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QPR in talks over new stadium

R's chairman Fernandes wants to expand QPR (©GettyImages)
R's chairman Fernandes wants to expand QPR (©GettyImages).

Queens Park Rangers have revealed they are in talks over the building of a proposed 40,000 all-seater stadium, according to the London Evening Standard.

R's chairman Tony Fernandes has made a new stadium a big priority of his since taking over the club over two years ago.

The proposed site is Old Oak Common, close to Rangers' current stadium Loftus Road, which has been earmarked as being part of a massive redevelopment scheme.

These could include a potential crossrail in the future along witha new London to Birmingham rail service passing through there.

It will be a huge increase in capacity for the west London side with the current capacity at just 18,439, but Fernandes is keen for the club to progress and knows it is essential the club get a new ground to be able to do this.

If this does go ahead there are also plans to build offices and approximately 19,000 homes, which would give the R's a great chance of boosting their fanbase and filling out the ground.

Undoubtedly there will also be more employment opportunities and places to live around the area, so this can be see as a positive move from the club.

A club spokesman confirmed the news saying: “We are looking at a number of potential options for a new stadium and believe that Old Oak could provide one possible solution.

“We have met with representatives of the GLA and the supporting local authorities to discuss whether a football stadium could be incorporated into any plan that comes forward for this site.”

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