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Loftus Road unsustainable, says Hoos

QPR CEO Lee Hoos has issued a stark warning about the sustainability of QPR whilst the club remains at Loftus Road.

Responding to questions from QPR fan groups about the status of the new stadium project, the club has today published a document outlining the significant constraints of Loftus Road.

The R’s have been based at Loftus Road for a hundred years, but the age and size of the stadium, which is not designed for non-matchday use, means the club loses out on millions of pounds of potential revenue every year. Loftus Road is the third smallest capacity ground in the Championship, only ahead of Brentford, who are set to move from their current stadium and Rotherham.

Lee Hoos said: “Fan groups have asked us to set out in more detail the reasons we are looking for a new stadium, which is why we have published this document today.

“We have to face up to the fact that this club is not financially sustainable in the long term whilst we remain at Loftus Road, and we are running out of possible sites near our current home where we could move to.

“The idea of a QPR community stadium – with a new athletics track and community sports facility next door – on the Linford Christie Stadium site represents the only chance of staying in W12.

“If we get the go-ahead to pursue this option we will consult with fans about how any new stadium would work and, crucially, how we retain the best characteristics of Loftus Road.

“In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to highlight to the council that QPR is an important part of this local community and that they should help us stay here for the long term.”

Any fans wanting to join the campaign for a new stadium should email [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.