QPR fans on Twitter are fuming after the club announced plans to change the name of the stadium in order to help a local charity.
Fans feel that the stadium’s name should remain as Loftus Road due to the prestige and history of the ground and the memories that are associated with the stadium and the name along with it.
The Hoops moved into Loftus Road in 1917 and have seen both the highs and lows of English football at the historic ground.
The proposed name change has gone down like a lead balloon amongst the fanbase as some feel that the stadium’s name is something that shouldn’t be messed around with.
Other sections of the fanbase aren’t happy with the stadium’s naming rights being given away rather than sold.
QPR have had financial difficulties as they failed financial fair play regulations resulting in a £42 million fine.
Here’s what QPR fans had to say on Twitter…
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Not a fan of this idea, Loftus Road is a special Name and Place to the fans. Can we not get a charity name on the shirts rather than rename the stadium?
— Frank Bircham (@KilburnRanger82) April 17, 2019
Makes me wonder which fans you’ve actually asked, because I can’t see many positive responses.
— RT (@QPRTaylor25) April 17, 2019
Are you lot for real???????????????????
— ❤️GEORGE W P ALLISON❤️ (@peteqprallison) April 17, 2019
What’s up with Loftus Road?
— Spa (@SpaQPR) April 17, 2019
all for charity.. but awful idea this
— Dan Jeffries (@Dan15Jeffries) April 17, 2019
— Hoops & Dreams (@HoopsDreams_QPR) April 17, 2019
KEEP IT AS LOFTUS ROAD!!!
— Lyn Kirby Mistry (@LynKirbyMistry) April 17, 2019
Another awful, out of touch corporate idea. Who does it benefit? By giving away the name of the stadium, QPR doesn’t generate money and I would think the charity gets no more than having its name on the stadium, so they don’t get any cash either. “Raising awareness” is useless.
— Oliver Hynes (@OllieHynes) April 17, 2019