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QPR1st urge all fans to complete the new Stadium Survey

QPR1st urge all fans to complete the new Stadium Survey Following consultation with fans about what could be included in a stadium survey, QPR1st is very pleased that the official survey launched today addresses many of the issues and areas

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QPR1st asks Club to follow example of rivals for promotion

If you are a current season ticket holder for Burnley, Reading, Derby, Leicester or Brighton  then you already know what you will be expected to pay for your season ticket next year. It is particular good news for Burnley and Reading

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QPR1st AGM held 5th December 2013

QPR1st AGM held 5th December 2013 Present: Chair Stephen Dedridge; Geoff Gibbs; Tina Poyntz; Neil Jackson; Neil Dejyothin; Jeremy Gardner; apologies: Peter Gridneff Stephen presented his Chair’s report as under: I am pleased to present QPR1st’s Supporters Trust’s annual report

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FA Rejects Hull City name change

QPR1st Supporters’ Trust has welcomed the news that the FA Council has rejected the application to change the name of Hull city Football Club to Hull Tigers. This is a victory against capricious club owners who fail to respect the

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QPR1st marks 13th Birthday

Today marks the Thirteenth anniversary of the existence of QPR1st, which was founded back on April 4th 2001 in the aftermath of the Club announcing that it was entering administration. Take a trip down memory lane and read up on the

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We want you to have a say on the new stadium – draft survey published

QPR 1st Supporters’ Trust has drawn up a first draft of a comprehensive survey to ask fans what they want to see in the club’s planned new stadium.

The Trust is asking for comments from supporters before the survey is finalised.

Trust chair Stephen Dedridge said: “If the club are to get the new stadium right, then it is vital that those who will be using it – the supporters – get a say on its design and facilities.”

“We have worked with Supporters’ Direct and supporter trusts of other clubs to find examples of surveys that have actually made a difference. The draft we are now publishing is based on the best examples we have found, and made relevant for QPR. We want to hear from supporters if they think the right questions are being asked, and if there are other issues they want to see covered.”

QPR1st wants the club to take up the survey and use it to make sure supporters have their say on the new stadium.

Last year QPR chief executive Philip Beard promised there would be consultation with supporters on the new stadium. Since then the club asked supporters to fill in on-line survey forms on how they travelled to the recent Wigan and Blackpool games at Loftus Road, but has yet to ask fans about the stadium itself.

Stephen Dedridge said “The club’s programme for the Blackpool game reminded us how things can go wrong. The move to a larger stadium in the 1960s resulted in plunging attendances because the stadium was just not right for the club and its supporters.”

“We don’t want that to be repeated,” he said.

A good example of supporters being surveyed was around proposals for a new stadium for Bristol City. Working with the supporters’ trust, the club surveyed supporters on a wide range of issues. The findings were shared with the architects for their proposed new stadium nearly a year before they published their design for the stadium. Supporters were surveyed again on the published designs.

It was a win-win situation; supporters could see their views had been considered and often taken up, and the club could see that involving supporters led to an increase in support for the project.

Supporters are asked to comment on the survey and its questions before it is finalised. Comments should be sent to info@QPR1st.com by 27 April.

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In Rod We Trust: Open All Rs Announces End of Season Live Show

Open all R’s, the QPR fan podcast, has announced that Rangers legend Rodney Marsh will be the special guest for it’s first ever live show on Monday 5th May. Taking place in the Horse Bar in Waterloo, Rangers fans are

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Football Ticket Pricing Survey

This is a request received by a student, if you would like to give your views please click on the link below. As part of my final project for my university degree course I’m researching football ticket pricing. I’m trying

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Warren Farm – Judicial review application rejected

QPR1st Supporters’ Trust welcomes the news that new training and academy facilities for the club have come a step closer. A High Court judge has rejected an application for a judicial review of the redevelopment of Warren Farm in Ealing,

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Statement on the club’s 2012/13 accounts

QPR1st Supporters’ Trust is concerned about QPR’s rapidly growing debt and how this will affect the future of the club. The latest financial statement by the club shows that, in 2012/13, it made losses of £65 million – much higher

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