Superhoops in the Bush


Superhoops in the Bush

A record 20 home game stadiums before Loftus Road called

Location: Loftus Road, South Africa Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 7PA

Description: Queens Park Rangers Football Club are currently based in Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London, and are currently playing in the Football League Championship (Mar 08).

In August 2007 they were bought by Formula One tycoons, Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore, who sold a 20% stake to the family of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in December of that year.

The club is commonly referred to as 'QPR' or often just 'Rangers' by fans, but other nicknames include the 'Hoops' or the 'Superhoops' (after the team's kit of blue and white hooped shirts), or indeed the 'Rs'.

QPR was formed in 1882, when a team known as St Jude's merged with Christchurch Rangers. The resulting team was called Queens Park Rangers, because most of the players came from the Queens Park area of North-West London.

QPR became a professional team in 1889 and played their home games in nearly 20 different stadia (a league record), before permanently settling in Loftus Road in 1917.

Some of QPR's celeb fans include Mick Jones (The Clash) and Robert Smith (the Cure). Pete Doherty also once played an impromptu acoustic show where he sang only names of 1970's QPR players.

Tours: Football Grounds of London

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Superhoops in the Bush

A record 20 home game stadiums before Loftus Road called

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