WASPS have confirmed that Sixways Stadium, the old home of Worcester Warriors, will not be used as a temporary stadium if and when they return to playing.

The ex-Gallagher Premiership club confirmed on Monday (February 26) that they had secured 'core sustainable finance' and a 'stadium in which to play'.

The owner of Wasps, Chris Holland (Loxwood Holdings) took over at Sixways Stadium after a notice of 'ceasing to be the person in control' was filed in September by previous owners, Atlas Worcester Warriors Limited (AWW).

But Wasps have said there is no plan to move in at Sixways in any capacity.

"Wasps have never considered Sixways as a permanent home and were involved only to facilitate an option to play at the stadium on a temporary basis," a spokesperson told BBC Sport.

"In the meantime, we have secured a temporary ground in the Greater London and South East England Area from where we will build our community and pathway programs."

Wasps have been in the cold since going into administration in October 2022 but say they are now "waiting for a competition to join that will allow us to compete at the highest level - and one that shares our values."

This news suggests that Sixways will be kept for a possible Warriors return, if and when a willing buyer comes forward. The stadium remains under the ownership of Wasps' owner Holland but there is hope that progress will be made regarding Worcester's revival as a rugby club in the coming 12 months.