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Wycombe Wanderers and Wasps want Booker Air Park site
Mike Brooks, Steve Hayes and Mark Rigby
London Wasps and Wycombe Wanderers owner with WSDL directors

Wycombe in Buckinghamshire could get a new stadium in Air Park at Booker.

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club and London Wasps Rugby Club announced the site as their preferred location.

The proposed stadium for the clubs, who currently play at Adams Park, would have at least 17,500 seats and include a sports village and hotel.

Wycombe District Council is performing a public consultation on the proposals revealed by Wycombe Sports Developments Limited (WSDL) on Tuesday.

'Backing Booker'

BBC Three Counties sport reporter Jon Marks spoke to Wycombe and Wasps owner, Steve Hayes.

Mr Hayes said: "It's important to have the right facilities that we can utilise. We have to work with the community, I believe the community will back Booker.

"We do have a plan B, but if we don't move, we lose the backing of Wasps. Without that, the rent for Wycombe Wanders wouldn't be covered by anyone else.

"To lose the clubs for the town of High Wycombe would be a waste," he said.

The clubs are asking for your views on the proposals.

'Great access'

Mark Rigby, the director of Wycombe Sports Development, told Jon Marks a new stadium would "put Wycombe on the map".

"The site itself has the size and scale. We believe we can co-exist with the air-park, although the runway would be re-coordinated. The new site will have great access, which we don't have here in Adams Park," he said.

"We take nothing for granted, the site is in ownership of Wycombe District Council but the public need to be as excited about it as we are.

"The new stadium would take both clubs forward and fuel their ambitions.

"The community projects of both clubs would improve, sport is great for the social good. Children and adults will get to use the sport facilities, which will include, cricket, squash, tennis and five-a-side football."




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