QPR look at Linford

Queens Park Rangers FC are looking at the option of building a new stadium on the site of the current Linford Christie stadium, it is reported.

The stadium, on Wormwood Scrubs, is currently the home of athletics club Thams Valley Harriers. QPR have been promoting the idea of a new stadium at Old Oak Common, but this would require land owned by Cargiant, who are promoting their own plans for the site – Old Oak Park.The club say that land acquisition problems have forced them to consider possible alternative sites.

QPR Chief Executive Lee Hoos issued a statement, saying:  “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.”

The club say the idea is at a very early stage with much work to do before any proposal is brought forward.

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