Championship side Queen Park Rangers is set to rename home ground in honour of Kiyan Prince who was stabbed to death outside his schooled at age of 15.
Loftus Road will be given the name The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for the 2019/20 campaign after the supporter chose the name out of lists of five local charities to receive the naming rights to stadium. Kiyan lost his life back in 2006 May as he attempted to break up a fight outside his school. His father, Mark, set up The Kiyan Prince Foundation to educate young people about the devastating consequences of knife crime.
“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,” said his father.
“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 capitalize on them. Kiyan would be blown away by what is going on."
Prince was a promising footballer in the QPR academy.
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