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Wasps fans urged to come back
5:11pm Monday 16th July 2012 in Wasps
WASPS fans are being urged to return to Adams Park next season by the man leading the consortium to take over the club.
The deal, led by former player Ken Moss, is due to be completed by the end of the month.
The club has been hit hard by financial problems recently and towards the end of last season, which nearly resulted in them being relegated, they were threatened with administration and a points deduction.
And Moss, speaking at a supporters' event last week, says fans coming back to matches will be key to turning things round on and off the field.
He said: "Clearly the club has seen a drop in numbers at Adams Park over the past couple of years and we need to turn that around.
"Our overall aim is to get Wasps back on a sound financial footing and ensure the club is sustainable long-term. We will do our bit to offer a much better match-day experience for supporters at Adams Park on and off the pitch, and in turn we need all Wasps supporters to do their bit and get down to the ground as often as they can."
Long-term Moss is looking to develop a new stadium for Wasps and in the short term wants to attract new sponsors to help their financial situation.
He said: "We have come into this late but we are working extremely hard to get these in place for the start of the season.
"They will provide us with key investment but I must be clear that the consortium taking on ownership of the club are not doing so for emotional reasons. We are doing this for business reasons with our ambition being to stabilise the club’s finances and go forward from there.
"We have a strong handle on the costs of running the business but we need to stabilise the variables such as the match-day attendances. These have got to improve and we cannot do it without the fans."