Wasps quiet on relocation rumours
August 31, 2014
Wasps have struggled to fill Adams Park © Getty Images
Wasps have admitted they are weighing up just where their long-term geographical future lies but have stayed quiet on whether they are looking at a move to Coventry.
Reports in last week's Evening Standard said Wasps were considering moving some of their higher-profile matches to Coventry's Ricoh Arena, a ground they played a match in back in 2007. Rumours of the move were fuelled by Wasps' link with Land Rover, a company based in Coventry.
Those reports in the newspaper said Wasps are set to end their time at Adams Park come the end of the season and favour a move to a permanent home nearer London but such a switch could take in the region of three years.
And with further reports on Sunday suggesting they favour a move to Coventry, Wasps issued a statement saying they were looking into where they will be based next year but the talks are confidential.
"Wasps are aware of media reports in recent days linking the club to a number of possible new stadiums," the statement ready. "Wasps has made no secret of a desire to find a permanent home which reflects the ambitions of the club.
"We can confirm the search for a permanent home is continuing. However, all discussions are subject to confidentiality requirements and are therefore commercially sensitive; as such they have to remain confidential for the time being and we cannot make any further comment.
"We appreciate speculation may be unsettling for our supporters and assure them we are working hard behind the scenes to secure the long-term success of the club and finding a new home we can all be proud of."
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