Powerday director hopes QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has a plan B for new stadium
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Powerday managing director Mark Benstead hopes QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has a plan B if QPR fail to secure the rights to build a new stadium at Old Oak Common.
Fernandes has stated that he wants a new stadium to be built on the site by 2018 but with Cargiant, who own 45 acres, looking to redevelop the area themselves and not interested in holding further discussions with the club, Rangers may be forced to look at an alternative site to build the planned 40,000 seater stadium.
Benstead said: “I know Rangers’ ground very well, it has its limitations and they need to move.
“I have a lot of respect for Tony Fernandes – I don’t think he has been given the best advice in terms of strategy regarding the stadium.
“QPR have got a great team of professional advisors but what they haven’t got is any land to build the stadium.”
Powerday could provide renewable energy to the Old Oak Common site and have held talks with Cargiant about being included as part of their plans.
Benstead added: “I wish QPR all the best. I hope they have options one, two and three.”
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