Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 May 2015

QPR to unveil stadium plans 'in weeks'

QPR looking to move away from their Loftus Road home
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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