QPR1st Supporters’ Trust, welcomed the club’s decision to hold a meeting on Wednesday (3 September) with supporter groups and websites to discuss progress towards moving to a new stadium.
We welcome the club sharing information with supporters and that the club is holding consultation meetings over the next few weeks at Loftus Road, Acton and Kensal Rise.
We hope the club takes note of and acts on comments coming from supporters, local residents and businesses – including those at Wednesday’s meeting to name streets around the stadium after former QPR players and managers.
The club expects to submit a planning application for the Old Oak area, covering housing, space for businesses and a stadium next year.
We look forward to further, more detailed updates on the proposals and greater involvement for supporters and supporter groups. Supporters need to be more fully involved in developing the plans and given more information on the on proposals if they are to effectively support the club in achieving a new QPR stadium.
Supporters also want clear and unequivocal assurances that the stadium will be directly owned by the club, rather than any arrangement that sees, for example, the current major shareholders establishing separable companies for the club, and for property including the stadium. We believe that any arrangement regarding ownership of the stadium needs to be based on the best interests of Queens Park Rangers Football Club in being the stadium’s primary occupant for years to come.
We strongly encourage all fans to visit the website www.new-queens-park.co.uk to find out how they can become involved in the consultation process. It is essential that fans take this opportunity to ensure that their views and opinions are clearly stated and acted upon.