This weekend sees Queens Park Rangers kick off their home campaign with a Sky Bet Championship fixture against Huddersfield Town.
Aside from the natural excitement that comes with the first home match of the season – particularly after last weekend’s impressive 2-1 win at Stoke City – there will be added emotion around W12 as Saturday will see the official launch of Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium following the stadium rename in June.
R’s fans voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Foundation being granted the naming rights of Loftus Road, highlighting the close bond that exists between the club and the charity, which was formed following the fatal stabbing of former R’s academy player Kiyan Prince.
As we prepare for QPR v Huddersfield Town, there are a number of activities which will be taking place to mark what is sure to be a very special and emotional day.
1.00pm: Mark Prince, Kiyan’s dad and the founder of the Kiyan Prince Foundation, will be holding a workshop in the FanZone to showcase how he is educating youngsters about the dangers of knife crime and inspiring them to choose a different path for their lives.
2.00pm: Mark will be speaking with C-Club guests about his Foundation.
2.15pm: Mark will “officially” open Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium at Main Reception on South Africa Road.
2:20pm: Players will be warming up in Kiyan Prince Foundation t-shirts.
2.35pm: A special interview with Mark will be shown on the big screen and around the concourses.
2.45pm: Mark will personally address the crowd.
2.47pm: Participants from Kiyan Prince Foundation will form the Guard of Honour for the players.
2.58pm: There will be a minute’s silence as we remember Kiyan Prince and all the innocent people who have needlessly lost their lives to knife and gun crime on our streets.