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Queens Park Rangers FC
Loftus Road Stadium

Capacity: 18,360 (all seated)
Address:
South Africa Road, London, W12 7PA
Main Telephone No: 020 8743 0262
Ticket Office: 08444 777 007
Ticket Office Fax: 020 8740 2505
Pitch Size: 112 x 72 yards
Team Nickname: The Superhoops
Year Ground Opened: 1917*
Shirt Sponsors: Air Asia
Home Kit Colours: Blue and White Hoops
Away Kit Colours: Red and Black Stripes
3rd Kit Colours: All White
Kit Manufacturers: Nike
Official Web Site: www.qpr.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Dave's QPR Website
www.qprnet.com
QPR Mad (Footy Mad Network)
QPR Report


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Contents

What Is Loftus Road Stadium Like?
Future Developments

Ellerslie Road & School End Stands  (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Looking Towards The Loftus Road End (photo)
Where To Drink?
South Africa Road Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car And Where To Park
How To Get There By Train/Tube
A Closer Look At The School End (photo)
Admission Prices
Fixtures 2014-2015
Programme & Fanzines
Ground Layout
Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Loftus Road Location Map


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What Is Loftus Road Stadium Like?
Loftus Road has a compact feel, as the ground is totally enclosed, with supporters being close to the pitch. An unusual aspect is that all four stands are roughly the same height, their roofs meet at all four corners with no gaps. The South Africa Road Stand on one side, has a larger upper tier, compared to the lower tier, with a row of executive boxes running across the middle. There are a couple of supporting pillars in this stand. The other side, the Ellerslie Road Stand, is single tiered, with a television gantry suspended below its roof. Both ends are similar looking two tiered stands. On one of these, the School End (where the away fans are located) there is a large video screen located on the centre of its roof. Below this and situated between the lower and upper tier is a small electric scoreboard. The ground oozes character and there is nothing similar in the league.

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Future Developments
The Club have announced that they are planning to build a new 40,000 seater stadium at Old Oak in North West London. The stadium will be part of a major regeneration of the area and it is hoped that the Club will be kicking off the start of the 2018/19 season in their new home.

The Ellerslie Road & School End Stands


 Ellerslie
                    Road & School End, Loftus Road photo

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are situated in the upper tier of the School End, where around 1,800 fans can be accommodated. If demand requires it then the lower tier can also be allocated, increasing the number of places available to about 2,500. If the away club only takes the upper tier allocation, then the lower tier is allocated to home supporters. Alan Griffiths a visiting Barnsley fan informs me; 'the entrance for away fans to the School End upper tier is now longer in South Africa Road, but on the opposite side of the ground in Ellerslie Road (turnstile block 2).'

I must say that on my three visits, I have found the stadium lacking a little in atmosphere. Also the leg room between rows of seats was a little tight. There is normally quite a large police and steward presence, and you should expect to be searched before you enter the away end. However on the plus side I have never experienced any problems there, as it is generally relaxed and friendly. Dan Markham a QPR fan disagrees with me; 'It is virtually impossible to have such a small compact enclosed stadium, and not have a tremendous atmosphere. You are close to the pitch, close to the visiting fans and most importantly close to the action'. Another plus point was that the food that was served within the ground was quite good and the service prompt. E
ntrance to the stadium is gained by inserting your ticket into a bar code reader.

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Looking Towards The Loftus Road End


Looking towards the Loftus Road Stand photo

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Where To Eat & Drink?
There are no pubs for away fans in the immediate vicinity around the stadium. Most away fans head over to nearby Shepherds Bush Green where O'Neills is popular with away supporters. To find O'Neills and Shepherds Bush Green; exit Shepherds Bush Market Underground Station (the Hammersmith & City line station), turn left out of the station and the green is a short way down the road on the right. On reaching 'The Green' pub (home fans only) turn right and ONeills is down the bottom on the right hand corner. Diagonally across Shepherds Bush Green opposite the Central line entrance to Shepherds Bush Underground Station, is a retail complex called Vue, which upstairs includes a Wetherspoons outlet. Otherwise alcohol is  available in the away end. 

On the eating front David Frodsham adds; 'On my travels to many football grounds, I have yet to find a wider selection of food available than on the Uxbridge Road. The cosmopolitan inner city nature means that you can almost eat your way around the world. From the normal range of cafes, burger bars, fried chicken outlets and chippies, there are Indian, Chinese, Thai & Jamaican outlets. There are Lebanese and Indian kebab shops, the latter selling "doner" kebabs made with Indian spices!

Inside the ground the food available includes; Hot Dogs (3.50), Pukka Pies (Beef & Onion, Chicken Balti, all 2.90), Cheese & Onion Slice (2.90) and Sausage Rolls (2.90). Alcohol is available in the form of Carlsberg, Blackthorn Cider (both 3.80 a pint) & Tetleys (440ml Can 3.80) plus red or white wine (187ml Bottle 3.80).

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South Africa Road Stand


South Africa Road Stand 

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How To Get There By Car And Where To Park
From The North/West:
At the end of the M40, take the A40 towards Central London. At the point where the A40 becomes the A40(M), turn off onto the A40 towards White City/Shepherds Bush and turn right into Wood Lane, turn right into South Africa Road for the ground. 

There is not much in the way of parking near to the ground. Matt Garside from Southampton suggests; 'It's probably easiest to just park on the road in this area as it costs 6.60 for three hours parking'. Some of these areas are free after 5pm. However, there are a number of restricted parking zones around the stadium so be careful where you park.

Andreas Iona adds; 'South Africa Road running past the stadium, closes to traffic one hour before kick-off on all matchdays. The Police enforce the road closure which remains in place until approximately 15 minutes after kick-off. At the end of the game a similar closure is implemented 15 minutes before the end of the game and lasts for approximately one hour. Supporters are advised to avoid parking in the few pay and display bays available in Dorando Close as they face a long wait to get out at the end of the game due to the above closure'.

Map showing the location of the Loftus Road Stadium (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: W12 7PA

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A Closer Look At The School End


A closer look at the School End, Loftus Road
                  photo

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How To Get There By Train/Tube
The nearest London Underground station is White City on the Central Line, which is about a five minute walk away. Also nearby (a little further along Wood Lane opposite the BBC Television Centre) is the recently opened Wood Lane Station, which is on the Hammersmith & City line. It is around a seven minute walk away from Loftus Road.

Otherwise there are two other tube stations close by; Shepherds Bush Market on the Hammersmith & City line and Shepherds Bush on the Central Line. The former is about a ten minute walk away from the ground, whilst the other is about 15 minutes. Personally I tend to use Shepherds Bush Market tube station, simply because there seems to be more pubs around this area, especially around Shepherds Bush Green. Leaving both Shepherds Bush tube stations; turn right and the ground will come into view further down on the right. Please note that Queens Park tube station is nowhere near the ground!

The nearest train station is Shepherds Bush, which is adjacent to the tube station. However, it is not directly served by any of the major London mainline stations.
However trains from Watford Junction and Clapham Junction both stop there.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

For travelling across London by public transport I recommend planning your journey ahead with the use of the Travel For London Plan your journey website.

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Admission Prices For Away Fans

School End:
Upper Tier Centre
Adults 30, Over 60's/Under 22's 20, Under 16's 15

Upper Tier Wings & Lower Tier
Adults 25, Over 60's/Under 22's 15, Under 16's 12

In addition the Club sell a number of restricted view tickets in the upper tier at a slight discount.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
QPR fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme 3
A Kick Up The R's Fanzine 2
.50

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Ground Layout


Loftus Road Stadium Layout

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Local Rivals
Brentford, Fulham, Chelsea.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
35,353 v Leeds United,
Division One, April 27th, 1974.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
19,002 v Manchester City
Division One, November 6th, 1999.


Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 16,656 (Championship League)
2012-2013: 17,779 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 17,295 (Premier League)

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Fans Reviews Of Loftus Road
Will Date (Yeovil Town) 15/3/14
James Butler (Charlton Athletic) 23/11/13
Ronan Howard (Swindon Town) 27/8/13
Philip Green (Stoke City) 20/4/13
David Drysdale (MK Dons) 26/1/13
Jack Tomlinson (West Bromwich Albion) 26/12/12
Joshua Kazim (Swansea City) 18/8/12
Tom Fry (Fulham) 25/2/12
Mark Knowles (Norwich City) 2/1/12
Ben Taylor (Aston Villa) 25/9/11

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. Hotels are listed giving details of their distance from the Loftus Road Stadium.

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Location Map Of Loftus Road Stadium, Underground Stations, Railway Station & Listed Pubs.



 

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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

* The Club also played at the White City Stadium
from 1931-33 & 1962-63.


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Last Updated: 14 July 2014