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Two clubs in one city?
Posted by: skybluesaint
Date: 13/11/2017 13:29
And while we're waiting for the outcome of the STHF.... Speculation about Wasps' finances rumbles on, but there is another spectre at the feast. Coventry RFC are top of Nat 1 by 9 points (11 wins from 11 with 9 TBPs) and are averaging an attendance of 1600 in a division where 500 is a good crowd. Should they get promoted, and with due respect to Bishop's Stortford and Loughborough Students, the visits of Worcester/London Irish or Bedford might stretch the capacity of the Butts stadium (3-4000). The head will say "watch Wasps at the Ricoh in the AP", but the hearts of Coventry rugby folk might take them to watch Cov in the Championship. Home-town clubs have a local history which franchises can't match, so Wasps attendances could suffer just at the time when they need to be consolidating.

Generally, is there room for a Prem and a Championship club in one city?

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