Saturday, 19 January 2013

When Saturday Comes

Queen’s Park Rangers have called more places home than any other English football club.

Since their foundation in 1885 (as St Jude’s Institute) QPR have played home matches at more locations than any other senior English club. Their various homes have included White City, Brondesbury, Kensal Rise, Kilburn Cricket Ground, Wormwood Scrubs and Park Royal. 

Paradoxically, they have never played home matches in Queen’s Park. When St Jude’s merged with Christchurch Rangers in 1886, most of the players hailed from Queen’s Park, hence the named that has endured to this day.

Rangers have been “at home” at Loftus Road since 1963, their longest continuous stay at any one ground.

Plans are afoot to move QPR to a new, purpose built stadium with twice the capacity of their current bijou home. This new home will be their 19th ground.

Today, QPR will contest a cross-London derby when they visit east London’s finest, West Ham at Upton Park. 

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