SARACENS AT REGENTS PARK?

Saracens are in discussions to play at Regent’s Park, turning it into a temporary 10,000-seat home.

The club broke the mould by staging four matches at Wembley this term and have held meetings with the Royal Parks Agency about using the central London site.

Saracens want to play two games and a Sevens tournament in one of the most famous green areas in Britain next season as part of an ambitious bid to turn a predicted £3million operating loss into a profit in the next three years.

The club attract less than 10,000 for regular home games at Vicarage Road but pulled in more than four times that amount for each of the Wembley games and hope to build on that interest with their latest unique venture.

Sarries chief executive Edward Griffiths said: “We’ve looked at using venues where people would never have thought of staging matches, including Regent’s Park. We’ve had talks with the Royal Parks Agency about putting up a 10,000-seat stadium and the major barrier that has to be overcome is the cost of doing that for a three-week period. We would want to make it a stadium that could be also used for a community Sevens tournament.”

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