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Rigby opens up on Wasps' future
WASPS will remain in Wycombe for at least another three seasons, it has emerged this week.
The club were talking about a potential move in two years, but chairman Mark Rigby now believes it could take between three and five years to find a suitable, revenue-generating venue.
He said: “We need to reach a position of financial sustainability and that means part-owning, at the very least, the stadium in which we play.
“Without that, you find yourself trying to perform the physical impossibility of pushing water uphill.
“So yes, we’re looking to move in three to five years. We have certainty of tenure at Adams Park and it’s an open-ended arrangement.
“But, ultimately, we can’t develop our business to its fullest extent without offering a first-class match-day experience.”
Wasps can afford this forward thinking after Irish businessman Derek Richardson stepped in to buy the club and secure it’s financial stability.
Up until then, Wasps were a club still in critical condition after the near fatal tenure of previous owner Steve Hayes.
Rigby said: “Derek is very realistic about the timescale relating to the things we’re trying to achieve here.
“But now we are on a more secure financial footing – there really is no comparison between where we are now and where we were – we can begin to move towards that.”
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