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Wasps

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London Irish vs Wasps (26 Nov)

Established
1867 (150 years old)

Sport
Rugby

Manager
Dai Young

Stadium/Home
Ricoh Arena
(32,609 Capacity)

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Location
Coventry, England

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League
Rugby Union Premiership

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Upcoming Events
26 Nov London Irish - Wasps Madejski Stadium
02 Dec Wasps - Leicester Tigers Ricoh Arena
23 Dec Wasps - Gloucester Rugby Ricoh Arena
23 Dec Wasps - Gloucester Ricoh Arena
29 Dec Bath Rugby - Wasps

Latest Results
18 Nov Wasps - Newcastle Falcons Ricoh Arena
28 Oct Northampton Saints 22 - 38 Wasps
08 Oct Saracens 38 - 19 Wasps Barnet Copthall
01 Oct Wasps 9 - 25 Bath Rugby Ricoh Arena
24 Sep Exeter Chiefs 31 - 17 Wasps Sandy Park

Description

Wasps is an English professional rugby union team. The men's first team, which forms Wasps, was derived from Wasps Football Club who were formed in 1867 at the now defunct Eton and Middlesex Tavern in North London, at the turn of professionalism in 1995. Wasps play at the Ricoh Arena, which is located in Coventry.

Wasps has won at least one of each of the major European competitions or knock-out tournaments in the past decade. The team compete in the English Premiership, the Anglo-Welsh Cup and the European Challenge Cup.

They won the Heineken Cup in 2003–04 and 2006–07, the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 1999, 2000 and 2006 and the Aviva Premiership in 1990, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008.

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Stadium or Home

Ricoh Arena (commonly known as the Ricoh) is a stadium complex situated in the Rowleys Green district of the city of Coventry, England, containing a 32,609 seater football stadium, a 6,000m2 exhibition hall, a hotel, a leisure club and a casino. The site is also home to Arena Park Shopping Centre, containing one of the largest Tesco Extra hypermarkets. The site was previously the Foleshill gasworks. The stadium is named after its sponsor, Japanese company Ricoh, which paid £10 million for the naming rights over 10 years. For the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, where stadium naming sponsorship was forbidden, the stadium was known as the City of Coventry Stadium.

The arena was opened officially by Dame Kelly Holmes and sports minister Richard Caborn on 24 February 2007. By this time the arena had been open for a year and had already hosted a sell-out England U21 football match against Germany and a full season of Coventry City football matches.

On 2 October 2014, the rugby union Premiership club Wasps made a £30 million offer to purchase the majority of the stadium, subject to approval from the ACL shareholders. Coventry City Council unanimously approved the sale on 7 October 2014. The following week, Wasps announced that their first home match in Coventry would be on 21 December.

On 14 November 2014 Wasps confirmed the purchase of the final 50% from the Higgs Charity to become outright owners of the facility.

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