QPR Set to Move from Loftus Road?

New owner planning bigger stadium in White City

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Queens Park Rangers' new owner Tony Fernandes has confirmed he is considering moving the club to a new and larger stadium.

But he also says he wants to stay in the White City area and says he would consider sharing it with another club, possibly Chelsea.

QPR's current Loftus Road home has a capacity of just under 19,000 and there is little room to expand, meaning a move is its only option.

"There's potential for another stadium," Fernandes told the Evening Standard. "The most obvious one would be somewhere in White City. There are parcels of land around there, some owned by the BBC.

"Westfield has opened up a lot of potential and we would be looking for a stadium of 40-45,000."

Fernandes added that he does not have major qualms about the prospect of sharing, with West London rivals Chelsea also reported to be keeping an eye out for building plots.

"My first game in Italy was AC Milan v Inter Milan. These are two of the biggest clubs in the world and they share a stadium. "I'm not saying that we're going to do it but there's nothing that should be not looked at. And there was precedence here; Crystal Palace and Charlton shared at some stage."

September 21, 2011