Wasps have applied for planning permission to build a new £7 million training facility at the existing home of Coventry City FC's academy.
The club has revealed for the first time that it has submitted a planning application to Coventry City Council to build a training base at the Alan Higgs Centre in Allard Way in Coventry.
Wasps say the new facility will sit next to the existing building and will include an indoor kicking area, three outdoor training pitches, a state-of-the-art gym and a video analysis suite, as well as a hydrotherapy and physiotherapy areas.
What the plans would mean for the future of Coventry City's academy is unclear at present but Wasps may yet end up building elsewhere as they insist they are "continuing to keep options open at other potential sites" as they look to establish a permanent training base in the city.
Wasps chief executive David Armstrong said: "We can confirm we have lodged a planning application to build on the site next to the Alan Higgs Centre.
"This is the first stage in a long process and we will continue to pursue options at other sites until we know whether our planning application has been successful.
"However, we are very hopeful of this site becoming our permanent base and are excited by the opportunity the location would afford us, as well as members of the community who would be able to use the indoor barn at specific times when not in use by Wasps.
"We have also read with interest in the media about a potential Olympic 50-metre swimming pool being constructed at the Alan Higgs Centre.
Read the full article from Running Rugby HERE