Queen's Park Rangers moved to Loftus Rd for the start of the 1917-18 season.
Their first match at Loftus Rd took place on 8th September 1917, against West Ham Utd in front of a crowd of 5,000.
Queen's Park Rangers team: J. Denoon, J. White, W. Draper, F. Grendon, A. Mitchell, A. Wright, L. Lewis, J. Gregory, J. Baldock, G. Dale, G. Fox.
'At Loftus Rd on Saturday, Queen's Park Rangers lost to West Ham by three clear goals. It was the Rangers first match on their new ground and the management are to be congratulated on their efforts, even though their team suffered defeat'.
From the West London Observer 14th September 1917.