Loftus Road Stadium
Capacity: 18 439 people
Loftus Road is a football stadium located in Shepherd's Bush, London. It was originally the home stadium of Shepherd's Bush F.C., but became home to its most famous club for the first time in 1917 when English football team Queens Park Rangers moved in for the first of its three periods at the stadium. In 1981 the ground became the first stadium in British professional football to have an artificial pitch of Omniturf installed, which remained until 1988. The four stands are the Loftus Road End (often shortened to The Loft), Ellerslie Road Stand, South Africa Road Stand and the School End, which is used by away supporters. Rugby union team London Wasps shared the ground with QPR between 1996 until Premier League side Fulham replaced them in 2002, when Fulham's Craven Cottage was closed for reconstruction. Other occasional users of the stadium have included the Jamaican and Australian national football teams, and in 1985 the stadium saw Barry McGuigan defeat Eusebio Pedroza for the World Boxing Association featherweight championship. Loftus Road is the smallest stadium in the Championship, and has led to several of QPR's management team to suggest that the club needs to move away from the stadium in order to achieve its ambitions.