Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

QPR to unveil stadium plans 'in weeks'

QPR looking to move away from their Loftus Road home

QPR will reveal plans for a new 35,000-seater stadium within weeks, Press Association Sport understands.

The Hoops' Loftus Road home is the smallest ground in the top flight with a capacity of just 18,439 and the club have been vocal in their attempts to find a plot of land for a new stadium.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes revealed this week the club are evaluating three potential sites and on Friday posted via his Twitter account the club have made a "great first step" in its attempts for a new stadium.

Press Association Sport understands that drawings are at an advanced stages and the Rs will make a stadium announcement before the start of the new season.

The plans are likely to be unveiled after QPR return from their pre-season tour in Asia rather than at a press conference on Monday, which many had expected.

The club has invited the national and international media to the event in central London, where they plan to make a major announcement they believe could help turn the club into a "global" brand.

There had been suggestions QPR would reveal a new stadium, although it is instead understood that Manchester United's Park Ji-sung will be unveiled.

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