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QPR eye new site for stadium development

QPR are looking to develop a new stadium on the site of the Linford Christie Stadium in London after plans for development at Old Oak were thwarted.

The Championship side could develop a partnership with athletics club Thames Valley Harriers which use the stadium next to Wormwood Scrubs.

The venue was originally called the West London Stadium and was then named after Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie, who grew up in the area.

The new potential site is located a mile from QPR’s current Loftus Road home.

Confirming the potential new site, QPR Chief Executive Lee Hoos said:

We are looking at all possible options to secure the future of the club in Hammersmith & Fulham and benefit the community.

A potential partnership with an athletics club such as Thames Valley Harriers to create a new community stadium – and an adjacent athletics track – could bring huge benefits to both clubs, as well as to the local community that is our home.

Before putting forward any formal proposal for a new community stadium we would consult fans, local residents, schools, charities and others to see how best we could achieve those aims.

Hoos stressed that the idea is at a very early stage with much work to do before any proposal is brought forward.

Any new proposal – if it were to go ahead – would involve significant consultation with fans about all aspects of the stadium.

QPR previously announced plans for a stadium at Old Oak, but acquiring the land from the owner proved difficult.