Stadium Tours (And A Mention From 1956)

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Conducted tours of the stadium were resurrected recently. So far there have been groups of R’s fans from Norway, Denmark and Finland etc. The tour lasts for around 45 minutes and the details are as follows:

.Reception area (League Cup)
.Changing Rooms
.Pitch-side dugouts
.Executive Boxes.
.The W12
.C Club
.Press Room

The tours are conducted throughout the week from 10am until 4pm.The last tour on matchdays commences at 5pm. On Saturday matchdays, they begin at 10.00am and 11.15am.It’s £10.00 per adult and £5.00 for kids. Cheques are payable to ‘QPR In The Community Trust’ and cash is also acceptable.
To book/further info, you can contact Dave Robinson on the following numbers:-
Office: 0208 749 2583, Mobile: 07824 844404 or email him at: daver@qpr.co.uk

A Supporters Club Newsletter from July/August 1956, costing 2d, writes about a forthcoming tour later that year: ‘Another date for the diary is Thursday, September 13th. On that evening at 7 o‘clock pm, the Rangers will be “at home” to you. The Parent Club and the Supporters Club are jointly organising another Tour of the Ground – an innovation which proved enormously popular and successful some years back. The whole of the Club’s premises will be open for your inspection – Board Room, Dressing Rooms, Press Room etc etc. The team will be training during the Tour and the Manager and Directors will be there to escort you around and to answer personally any questions you might care to put to them. Light refreshments will be served free of charge and it is confidently expected that there will be a repeat of the very happy and homely evening which was enjoyed so much on the previous occasion. Don’t miss it, be you man, woman or child.’

Steve Russell



3 Responses to Stadium Tours (And A Mention From 1956)

  1. Moreno Ferrari says:

    I wouldn’t have thought that there would’ve been that much of the stadium to see in 1956 bearing in mind there would’ve been one main stand and then just banking tio stand on….mind you I wouldn’t mind going back in time to have a look around!

  2. Kerrins says:

    Moreno…when the time machine is invented and you can Travel back to 1956 for a guided tour take it from me the Loftus Road Tea Bar inside the stadium is well worth a visit.

    The finest crusty Cheese Rolls in the land…and only four old pence! Very tasty!…and they do a superb Bovril too! lol

    PS When I first started going to the R’s in 1957 during the School holidays sometimes we were allowed inside Loftus Rd to watch the team train.

  3. Martin says:

    I recall an Open Day at Rangers in the early 80s which included a guided tour around the South Africa Rd stand. 1985 seems to stick in the memory…


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