QPR turns to local residents and supporters as chairman Tony Fernandes promises 'much more than just a stadium'

Queens Park Rangers are pushing forward with plans to build a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak

QPR are seeking advice from supporters and local residents as the club ploughs ahead with plans to build its new 40,000 seater stadium.

Rangers unveiled proposals in December for a new ground in Old Oak to replace Loftus Road, which first became home to the team in 1917 and currently holds 18,439 seats.

More than 50,000 newsletters will be distributed to homes and businesses across West London on Thursday, inviting people to inspect the plans and put their opinions forward.

QPR claim the project would provide 55,000 new jobs and 24,000 new homes as well as improving transport connections and community facilities in an area to be called 'New Queens Park'.

"We are looking to deliver much more than just a stadium," QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said.

"This is very much the start of the process. We want to share our ideas and plans and in turn hear from the local community.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes QPR chairman Tony Fernandes "The aim is that local residents, our fans and others with an interest in this part of London will come along and help us shape our proposals."

The first of six public exhibitions open to the public will be held at Loftus Road on Monday, September 15 from 2pm until 8pm.

PA

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