Loftus Road Stadium is a football stadium in Shepherd's Bush, London, which is home to Queens Park Rangers. In 1981, the ground became the first stadium in British professional football to have an artificial pitch of Omniturf installed, which remained until 1988.Make Loftus Road Stadium a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London day trip app .
Rugby union team London Wasps shared the ground with QPR between 1996 and 2002 and Premier League football club Fulham shared it from 2002 to 2004 while Craven Cottage was closed for reconstruction. Other users of the stadium have included the Jamaican and Australian national football teams. In 1985, Barry McGuigan defeated Eusebio Pedroza for the World Boxing Association featherweight championship at the stadium.
The ground was first used on 11 October 1904 by Shepherd's Bush F.C., an amateur side that was disbanded during the First World War. QPR moved to Loftus Road in 1917, having had their ground at Park Royal commandeered by the army in 1915. At that time the ground was an open field with a pavilion. One stand from Park Royal was dismantled and re-erected forming the Ellerslie Road stand in 1919. This stand remained as the only covered seating in the ground until 1968 and was replaced in 1972. It had a capacity of 2,950.
Loftus Road Stadium Reviews
I went to play a charity match at QPR for football aid, what a difference, a club that actually cares for its supporters, thanks Andy Sinton, Rufus Brevitt, Don Shanks and Ferreday for making it best ... more »
Fantastisk stemning med Championship fodbold på QPR's stadion. Fan shop er på nordsiden og ikke inden på stadion, som vi fik af vide. Så her var der noget personale viden som skal opdateres. Fed oplev... more »Great vibe with Championship soccer at QPR'S Stadium. Fan Shop is on the north side and not inside the stadium, as we were told. So here there was some staff knowledge to be updated. Great experience with football, the food they can not boast of, but it is well also OK. The selection was not so big when we arrived in the queue. Beer was shown a lot of.
An old stadium with character where you stand close to the pitch but in reality needs demolishing and replaced with a new one giving decent facilities for the fans to enjoy. The away end gives restricted views and has poor facilities. Glad I went but would not hurry back. Home fans friendly but deserve better.
Not the best if grounds to watch football. Fortunately it was a high scoring game but not comfortable experience ... The legroom is terrible although to be far the seats had bit of cushion to them. The stand has posts still that restrict view of goal even from half way line seats. And the refreshment area walkway is very pokey. Sorry but I have been to better grounds in League One and Two.
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