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An anniversary past yesterday, virtually un-noticed, 12 months ago on 14th Dec Wasps played their last match at Adams Park. Do people think the loss of Wasps has affected the club ? we never really found out if there was any real financial benefit to WWFC of having Wasps as tenants and I suspect that any hole has been filled by success on the pitch. The play-offs last season, FA Cup this season and who knows maybe another run the play-offs (or better) this season and a modest increase in the average gate would, I have thought, covered it. The pitch is better (although how long this can be maintained is debatable) and generally the stadium looks smarter and feels more like home again.
Meanwhile I noticed Wasps played in front of 9500 in a European cup game recently, and with Coventry City doing well and possibly getting promoted to the Championship, I wonder how long it will be before Wasps are the minority partner in their own stadium. I wouldn't be surprised that within 5 years (particularly if CCFC can contiune their renaissance) Wasps RUFC are looking to leave the Ricoh and move back South. (Hopefully never back at AP though).