Former QPR chief has warning for club over stadium move

Former QPR chief executive Simon Crane has suggested the club might struggle to get any proposal to move to the Linford Christie Stadium off the ground.

Rangers confirmed this week that talks had been held over a possible relocation to the venue near Wormwood Scrubs after West London Sport had reported that the club had held discussions over a potential move there.

But QPR also looked into the feasibility of such a project during Crane’s time at Loftus Road in the 1990s and again a few years later.

On both occasions, they discovered that the idea was a non-starter for a number of reasons.

Crane therefore believes that something would need to change in order for building a new stadium there to now be a realistic prospect – and that the support of Hammersmith & Fulham Council will be crucial.

“We looked at it fleetingly and it wasn’t viable,” Crane told Get West London.

“However, with the help of the authority and a will on behalf of all parties, maybe the times have-a-changed. Because for sure, QPR need a new ground.

“Space is so tight at Loftus Road, and it’s not fit for purpose in modern football.”

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