Wasps leave Adams Park on a high note
WASPS waved goodbye to Adams Park for the final time on Sunday after bringing the curtain down on 12 years in High Wycombe.
It was in 2002 that the traditionally north-west London club arrived in the Chilterns after leaving their home of more than 70 years in Sudbury, via a six-year stay at QPR’s Loftus Road.
However, following four Premiership titles, two Heineken Cups and one Anglo Welsh Cup during their stay, Wasps will now up sticks a further 80-odd miles to play at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
Their final game in HP12 saw a seven try blitz against Castres Olympique in the European Champions Cup, watched by some 6,507 fans.
Tom Varndell and Ben Jacobs each bagged a brace of tries, with Jacobs scoring the last ever try at Adams Park with the final move of the game to round off a 44-17 win.
Wasps chief Dai Young said: “I’m really pleased that it was a great way to say thank you to Adams Park, which has been our home for 12 years.
“It’s goodbye to Adams Park but hopefully it’s not goodbye to all the supporters, because we do hope to get as many of the
(Above) Wasps’ Ben Jacobs scores the last ever try at Adams Park; (right) Jacobs celebrates with Ed Shervington supporters down to the Ricoh “The fans have been fantastic. We with us. haven’t always had the biggest
“We’ve had real positive crowds, but the ones that do come response from them. We’ve are always here. showed them around up there and “They are loud and they are everyone seems quite positive. passionate.
“We’re really hopeful that we “It is the start of a new era. It can take as many as possible there has been fantastic here and the and obviously attract some new fans have been great, but next supporters as well.” week is a new chapter and we are
Two try hero Varndell added: looking forward to it.”