QPR have outlined big plans for a new 40,000 seater stadium.

The idea is part of wholesale regeneration in the area of Old Oak, West London.

Owner Tony Fernandes told the club website: "Loftus Road is - and always will be - a special place for the club and supporters, but we need more than an 18,000 capacity.

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."

QPR averaged 17,779 in the 2012/13 season that saw them relegated from the Premier League, so the move may be ambitious, but Fernandes has belief.

"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," he added.

'The R's' currently sit joint top in the Championship, with the hope of returning to the top flight at the first time of asking. 

The regeneration that the stadium would be a major contributor to will cost a reported £10bn.

Their current home is known for its intense, intimidating atmosphere, and club Chief Executive Philip Beard wants more of the same in the new location:

He commented: "Loftus Road is renowned for its atmosphere and with the help of our supporters, replicating that at our new stadium will be one of our top priorities."

Supporters hope the new stadium will be just one of the main factors in the growth of the club, as they look to recover from the blip that saw them relegated, after spending masses amounts of money on players.


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