On this Day in 1987 – The QPR Open Day

Twenty six years ago today the QPR Open Day was held at Loftus Road from 10.30am to around lunch time. The Chairman, David Bulstrode, welcomed R’s fans and their families in the 4-page programme:

‘I would like to welcome all supporters to our Family Open Day. I hope the weather is fine – what a good year this would have been to lay our grass pitch. It is our intention to develop the involvement of our supporters in the activities of the Club and keep you regularly informed of news of Club affairs. Do remember Rangers Club Call on 0898-121162 for up-to-date information.

Rangers Stadium has always been a safe ground for families. With the general improvement in behaviour we hope that more and more families will come together to enjoy the football. Have a good day.’

David W Bulstrode – Chairman

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The programme of events was listed as follows:

11.00: Coaching & Training Session – 1st Team, Reserves and Youth Team

12.00: Autograph Session, Meet the Players etc

1.00: Finish

* Visit the “Football Today” Magazine Caravan

* Refreshments available from the bar behind the Ellerslie Road Stand. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, hot dogs, crisps.

The Club’s Open Days were usually held pre-season, but Rangers had won their opening game 3-0 at Upton Park the previous day. It was a match I remember very well and it marked Paul Parker’s league debut for the R’s.

Steve Russell