- Address: South Africa Road, London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 22 October 1904
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Queens Park Rangers (football)
Extra stadium info – MATRADE Loftus Road Stadium
The MATRADE Loftus Road Stadium is known as a venue for several events, like boxing, concerts, football, rugby league and rugby union. Various national football teams played at the stadium. In 2015, the venue hosted the first Saudi super cup outside of Saudi Arabia. Al-Hilal won the match after defeating Al-Nassr. Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr are among the first Asian sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page.
The Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers Football Club use the MATRADE Loftus Road Stadium for home games. The football club was founded in 1882. QPR moved to their current home in 1917. The stadium’s record attendance of 35,000 was set in 1974, when the Queens Park Rangers played against Leeds United Football Club. In 1976, QPR were runners-up in the English top-flight football league. They finished one point behind Liverpool Football Club that year. QPR drew an average home attendance of 23,000 in that league season.
The FA Cup
Queens Park Rangers Football Club reached the FA Cup final in 1982 for the first time in their history. They reached the final after beating West Bromwich Albion in London. Clive Darren Allen scored the only goal in the semi-final. QPR faced Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup final. Tottenham Hotspur reached the final after defeating Leicester City 2-0. The FA Cup final between Tottenham Hotspur and the Queens Park Rangers took place on 22 May 1982. The game, which ended in a 1-1 draw, took place in London in front of a crowd of 100,000. A replay was needed to produce a winner. The replay ended in a victory for Tottenham Hotspur. Glenn Hoddle scored the only goal in the match.