Image 1

Statement responding to future of Queens Park Rangers in the borough

Categoriesnews Sportnews, Planningnews

Image captionImage 1: The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in South Africa Road, White City

A Hammersmith & Fulham spokesperson said:

“We are huge supporters of QPR and are willing to bend over backwards to help them as we have done with Fulham FC and Chelsea FC.

“However, QPR have not been in touch with the council on any plans of substance for over two years. At our last meeting with their CEO, we asked him about why they were apparently struggling to find even the £20m funds to build the Warren Farm training ground.

“We’ve told QPR we cannot gift hundreds of millions of pounds worth of public land to QPR’s multi-millionaire overseas owners.

“We have suggested that if QPR are serious about any site in the borough which they need financial help with that they look into a new fan-based ownership scheme for the club so we can guarantee it is the club that benefits and not their owners.”