I recently went to see London Irish play Leicester at the Madjeski.An enjoyable game and day out,but the thought occurred that London Irish really need a brand-new stadium, where the club can be a focal point rather than a little brother of Reading F.C.
Crowds have held up well despite the recession but surely it is time that every Premiership club bought into the imperative that they own their own grounds- and retain the profits of the gate,bars,car parks, food, and also the weddings ,parties and conferences.For reference,look at Sandy Park,Exeter.
So how about a quick start to the rebuilding of the Recreation Ground. And we need a new Wasps stadium. Adams Park is in part an excellent ground but the capacity is too small, the access to the ground id abysmal, and the rugby club does not keep any of the proceeds.