QPR confirm discussions over Linford Christie Stadium move

QPR have confirmed they are looking into the possibility of building a new ground on the site of the Linford Christie Stadium.

It comes amid continued problems and delays with the proposed regeneration of Old Oak, where the club has been seeking to build a stadium.

West London Sport revealed on Wednesday that Rangers are assessing the feasibility of a new community stadium in partnership with athletics club Thames Valley Harriers.

Harriers use the venue next to Wormwood Scrubs, which opened as the West London Stadium in 1967 and was renamed in 1993 – the year after the Hammersmith-raised Christie won an Olympic 100 metres gold medal.

It is situated just a mile from Loftus Road, which has been QPR’s home for all but three of the last hundred years.

Rangers confirmed on Thursday morning that the idea is being discussed but “is at a very early stage with much work to do before any proposal is brought forward.”

“We are looking at all possible options to secure the future of the club in Hammersmith & Fulham and benefit the community,” QPR chief executive Lee Hoos told the club’s website.

“A potential partnership with an athletics club such as Thames Valley Harriers to create a new community stadium – and an adjacent athletics track – could bring huge benefits to both clubs, as well as to the local community that is our home.

“Before putting forward any formal proposal for a new community stadium we would consult fans, local residents, schools, charities and others to see how best we could achieve those aims.”