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QPR reveal new stadium plans

QPR have launched a consultation process over plans to build a 40,000 seater stadium in Old Oak, west London.

The Premier League club will send out 50,000 newsletters to residents and businesses as part of proposals to redevelop brownfield land.

Loftus Road in Shepherd's Bush has been QPR's home ground for the vast majority of their history, but the growing demand for a larger attendance has forced owners to search for an alternative venue.

Rs chairman Tony Fernandes believes the ambitious new development, named 'New Queens Park', will provide much needed jobs and housing.

His statement on the club's official website read: "We are looking to deliver much more than just a stadium. We want to create a new destination that we propose to call 'New Queens Park'.

"It will serve as a catalyst for regeneration, creating thousands of new jobs and homes for local people.

"It will be a major transport hub that will connect Old Oak to the rest of London and other major cities across the UK.

"Our new 40,000 seat stadium will become a focal point hosting not just football, but other entertainment and community activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

"This will give us a top quality stadium that will be able to cater for QPR's needs as the club progresses and grows over the years ahead.

"We are very excited about being the driving force behind creating one of the best new urban places in the world, and making this our new home."

Plans for the new ground can be viewed at a series of public exhibitions, starting on Monday, September 15.