WASPS CONFIRM NEW STADIUM PLANS IN HIGH WYCOMBE

Wasps' future in Rugby Union looks bright away from Adams Park as the club announce that a new 20,000 all-seater purpose built stadium will be built in High Wycombe.

The new stadium build will double the current capacity of 10,000 at Adams Park giving the Guinness Premiership side extra funding which has been a problem for the club in recent times.

Wasps Chairman Mark Rigby is confident that the plans for the new build will be approved in the near future to allow the club to set a date for their move away from Adams Park. He also explained the significance of the project as a positive for the future of the club's status in the top-flight.

"The move is now very much on the cards and represents a key part of the jigsaw," said Rigby.

"We had another very productive meeting with Wycombe Council this morning and are close to agreeing terms. We'd hope to be up-and-running in time for the start of the 2014-15 season.

"Adams Park is a lovely setting but it has its limitations. We have always been confident about punching our weight on the field and this project will enable us to deliver relative to our competitors off-the-field.'

"The sponsorship uplift has brought alive our stadium ambitions, the club has probably never undergone as much change as it has over the last six months and we're delighted."

Posted on 24/12/2009