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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #4721
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QPR holding a press conference on Monday in regards to the new stadium. Unigate Dairy site, Linford Christie Stadium and Old Oak Common railway yard are the sites being talked about on their forum, but we'll soon find out.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #4722
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I dont think its old oak,fernandes has tweeted It's in west London. I don't think it's in the bush either ad I think he would have said bush,and not west london
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #4723
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Linford Christie Stadium is in west London, right?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #4724
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Yep.it could be the Linford Christine stadium.on the borders of acton/bush
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Old July 6th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #4725
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Yeah, just had a look on Google maps; it's not far from Loftus Road. Also, I read on their forum that some years ago KSS (same people working on Tottenham's new stadium) were asked by the previous board to identify a site for a new stadium for QPR, and KSS concluded that Linford Christie Stadium would be the best option.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #4726
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The two sites that keep coming up regarding qpr,is kensal gasworks and old oak common
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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #4727
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The two sites that keep coming up regarding qpr,is kensal gasworks and old oak common

The Unigate site,and the BBC White City site opposite are strong contenders
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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #4728
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It's probably the BBC site, Unigate and OOC, they're the only 'local' sites which are realistic if local means staying in H&F and around White City. The Kensal site is in a different borough, plus K&C have drawn up development plans to fund their proposed crossrail station.

Linford Christie Stadium was approached some years ago I believe and the council said no (along with Hammersmith Park iirc). Whilst it's possible things may have changed the fact remains the council have a strong hand to direct the club to their favoured location. There are several other sites that can be used and several clubs in the borough. They probably would want any of the three I mention above redeveloped rather than the area behind the hospital.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #4729
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Johnny Haynes Stand gettin' a new roof.

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http://cc.fulhamfc.com/forum/topics/...-1st-july-2012

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Old July 9th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #4730
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Tony Fernandes tweeted earlier that QPR would be getting a 45k non-bowl in west London, narrowed down to two possible sites and will 'keep the atmosphere'. More to follow in the next couple of months apparently.

Truly an exciting time to be a QPR fan! Been waiting years for news like this.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #4731
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Tony Fernandes tweeted earlier that QPR would be getting a 45k non-bowl in west London, narrowed down to two possible sites and will 'keep the atmosphere'. More to follow in the next couple of months apparently.

Truly an exciting time to be a QPR fan! Been waiting years for news like this.
Has a thread of its own:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1527593
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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #4732
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News on Swindon's plan to redevelop the Town End:

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Chief executive Nick Watkins said the stage focuses on the Town End, doubling the capacity to 4,000, and providing pitchside-view function rooms, possibly with an associated hotel.
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/spo...lopment_plans/

And Barnet are looking to move from Underhill to their training ground:

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Barnet FC's move from Underhill to The Hive is looking ever closer, after Harrow Council Officers have recommended that the club be given initial approval for Football League matches to be played on the Camrose Avenue site.
http://www.barnetfc.com/page/InThePr...847732,00.html
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #4733
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Does anyone know whether Forest might rekindle their stadium plans now they've been taken over? There's been talk both of expansion of the City Ground and, during the 2018 bid there was plan for a stadium out of town if I remember correctly.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #4734
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Maybe they'll say something regarding the stadium on Saturday:

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Ne...ail/story.html
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #4735
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It's recently one after another that has been taken over. Notthingham Forest, Reading, West Ham, QPR, Cardiff and I probalby forgot some more. If they all want to become a city or chelsea...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #4736
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Forest just need a new main stand. Put all the the boxes and corporate stuff in there and you're fine. The other three stands are fairly new.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #4737
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It's recently one after another that has been taken over. Notthingham Forest, Reading, West Ham, QPR, Cardiff and I probalby forgot some more. If they all want to become a city or chelsea...
Reading, at least, break the mould in that respect as the owner hasn't been talking about spending millions to reach for the stars. Much stress on the need for financial prudence instead.

Unlike the other takeovers, he does have a link to the area too. He went to school down the road at Bearwood College, and stood on the terraces at the old Elm Park ground.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #4738
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i'd like to think QPR were not spending money for the hell of it like some drunken yuppie...Fernandes has committed to spending £6m for a new training ground,this was badly needed,plus part of it will be a community facility...we badly need a new ground,there is no way Loftus Rd can be expanded,and the new stadium,is,if you can believe it,going to be a multi-use facility than can host indoor events...TF has stated he wants QPP to become more self sufficient...but when you have fallen behind so badly,it takes some spending to catch up,a lot of the payers that have come in are free tansfers...ok,the wages are an issue,and you can argue that 45k is far too big,but there does seem to be some sort of business plan in place
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Old July 14th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #4739
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i'd like to think QPR were not spending money for the hell of it like some drunken yuppie...Fernandes has committed to spending £6m for a new training ground,this was badly needed,plus part of it will be a community facility...we badly need a new ground,there is no way Loftus Rd can be expanded,and the new stadium,is,if you can believe it,going to be a multi-use facility than can host indoor events...TF has stated he wants QPP to become more self sufficient...but when you have fallen behind so badly,it takes some spending to catch up,a lot of the payers that have come in are free tansfers...ok,the wages are an issue,and you can argue that 45k is far too big,but there does seem to be some sort of business plan in place
You're right, it does seem to be a sensible approach to progress. An advantage is that QPR has generally had low expectations as a football club, which gives you some leeway.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #4740
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White Hart Lane had a capacity approaching 60000 up until 1981.

Similar comments were made when Arsenal moved, ignoring the fact that Highbury also held almost 60,000 before going all-seater.
What's the point of being stuck in the 70s?
Progress must be made relating to issues such as crowd congestion after a match.

You mention Arsenal but the Emirates stadium is more centrally located causing less crowd dispersal problems.
Transport links are also much better there with a wider choice of nearby stations and achievable walking distances.
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