Wasps move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena backed by council

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Wasps Rugby Club is set to move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena after a deal was agreed with the city council. Councillors "unanimously agreed to the proposals", a spokesman said.

Coventry councillors supported a deal to sell the authority's share in ACL - the company that runs the Ricoh Arena - to the Premiership rugby club, but the move has angered many Wasps fans.

The council said the move guaranteed Coventry City Football Club's continuing tenancy at the stadium. The football club would also have "primacy over match fixtures", it added.

The move by Wasps, who were traditionally a London team but have played at Adams Park in High Wycombe for the past 12 years, has been approved by the Professional Game Board.

The city already has a long-established rugby union club, Coventry, which was formed more than 130 years ago and currently plays in National League One.

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