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Loftus Road Stadium, London

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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.
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.
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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • Proper football stadium... loyal & vocal home fans are close to the pitch & noisily add a great atmosphere to the game. Away team fans are restricted in numbers though are equally vocal. The stands at both ends have unobstructed views of the action. Views from stands along the touchlines are obstructed from about the 15th row back. I suspect they were originally terraces because seats are small & legroom is not enough for most people. Toilets woefully fall short of the demand before the game & at half-time. They wouldn't meet modern design standards. These shortfalls can all be forgiven because the overall experience is typical of traditional English football stadiums... meaning mostly life-long fans gathering, after a week's work, to support their team. Even if their team loses more often than not, they will be back next week! English football at any level is always worth watching. The experience is moving.
  • If you are a true footballer then you have to visit this ground. My very first match in England was at this place and what an experience. I sat in section S not knowing that the true fans occupied sections Q,P and R. Really. It was an awesome experience. The grounds are so "intimate" that every seat provides a great view of the action. If you want to experience the real world of English football then Loftus Road is a must destination. Go Rangers!
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