A new QPR stadium could be built on the site of the Linford Christie Stadium, the Championship side has said.
Chief executive, Lee Hoos, said the idea is “at a very early stage” but believed it would bring huge benefits for the club and community.
It marks a new approach for the club, which has been frustrated in its attempts to build a new home as part of the Old Oak regeneration.
The athletics stadium, beside Wormwood Scrubs Park and Hammersmith Hospital, is home to Thames Valley Harriers and is just more than one mile away from Loftus Road, the club’s current home for nearly a century in South Africa Road.
Mr Hoos said relocation to the site would achieve a key objective of remaining within the borough.
“We are looking at all possible options to secure the future of the club in Hammersmith and Fulham and benefit the community,” he said.
“A potential partnership with an athletics club such as Thames Valley Harriers to create a new community stadium - and an adjacent athletics track - could bring huge benefits to both clubs, as well as to the local community that is our home.”
QPR has been looking to build a new stadium in the Old Oak development on private land currently owned by Cargiant.
But the second-hand car dealership is opposed to this and has repeatedly told QPR to search elsewhere.
Switching target to the alternative athletics site, Mr Hoos continued: “Before putting forward any formal proposal for a new community stadium we would consult fans, local residents, schools, charities and others to see how best we could achieve those aims.”
Earlier this year, the club said it would be able to expand its work within the community in a new stadium .
QPR in the Community Trust chief executive Andy Evans said it has outgrown its small office at the championship side’s current home, Loftus Road, and that more could be done “with proper facilities in a new stadium”.
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