It has been revealed this morning that Queens Park Rangers have this morning renamed their Loftus Road stadium.
The Championship side’s ground will now be known as The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium from the start of the 2019/20 season.
It was nominated, shortlisted and had more than 63% of votes in honour of the promising 15-year-old footballer stabbed to death outside his school in Edgware in 2006.
— QPR FC (@QPR) June 7, 2019
His father, Mark, said: “I can’t tell you what this means to Kiyan’s mum, to me, his brothers and sisters, his friends and people who have been supporting the work we have been doing.
“Kiyan was a very special young man. We hear many stories about his kindness and good nature so to have the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium at a place where his skills were honed is a dream come true.
“It means so much and only confirms the relationship that I know I have with the QPR fans. They always give me their support.
“This gives us so many opportunities and we have to make sure we capitalise on them. Kiyan would be blown away by what is going on.”
QPR CEO Lee Hoos said: “From the outset we wanted fans to nominate a local charity which has had a strong impact on our community, and The Kiyan Prince Foundation has certainly done that.
“With Kiyan’s connection to QPR, there is already a very close bond between the club and the charity. We will be looking to strengthen that over the coming months while helping to enhance the impact and reach of their fantastic work.
“I am delighted for Mark who is an inspiration to us all.”
“There are some amazing charities right on our doorstep and with the reach of the club and our fantastic Trust we will be having discussions with them to see how we can help.”
After learning of the new stadium name for QPR’s Loftus Road, fans took to give their reaction to it, find out what they had to say on the next page.