Rugby is back with a bang at the Recreation Ground TOMORROW, so join us for a whole host of entertainment for all the family to celebrate our first game of the season against European champions Saracens! Gates open at 11:00, an hour earlier than usual, with kick-off at 14:00.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s game at bathrugby.com/tickets or on 0844 448 1865.
Check out our handy guide below to everything happening on and off the field, to help you make the most of your day at the Rec.
PRE MATCH: Gates open at 11:00
Free family fun
There are lots of free family activities* happening on the outfield for supporters of all ages to enjoy, including crazy golf, a giant inflatable slide, a seven-metre high climbing wall and much, much more!
Fancy sharpening up your rugby skills? Then sign-up for one of the mini skills clinics being run by the fantastic coaches from Bath Rugby Foundation! Head on over to the Bath Rugby Foundation gazebo to register for a passing or kicking clinic (or both!). A £2 donation per participant, per clinic will go to the Foundation to help them carry on their tremendous work. Alternatively, grab your mates and head over to our mini-pitch for a quick 5-a-side game of touch rugby.
That’s not all though, as you can meet some of the Bath Rugby players with not one, but THREE exclusive matchday signing sessions! These will take place from 11:15-11:45, 12:00-12:40 and 13:00-13:40. Just head on over to the Bath Rugby gazebo on the outfield with your Bath Rugby stash.
Club mascot, Maximus, will also be out on patrol and is always willing to stop for an autograph or selfie!
For this weekend only, Happy Hour will be running for a full two hours from 11:00-13:00. You can enjoy a £1 off discount of Bath Ales Gem and Thatchers Gold at all bars, or make your way to the Swift Half and sample some of the selected promotions from the Great Western Wine bar.
Land Rover x Bath Rugby
As the Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby, Land Rover are inviting supporters to their enclosure on the outfield.
As well as displaying a vehicle, Land Rover will also be providing complimentary food and beverage to Land Rover owners, served out of the Land Rover airstream. Land Rover owners only need to show their Land Rover key/fob in order to gain access to the area.
Want to get closer to the game than ever before? Bath Rugby is proud to announce that this season supporters can be kept as informed as possible with the Premiership Rugby Fan Radios! With the Fan Radio service you are able to hear the referee or live match commentary, while it also allows access AM/FM radio, has a changeable battery and additional headphone jack to allow for using your own headphones rather than the built-in earpiece if you prefer. Available for purchase from both the Bath Rugby Shop and the Ticket Office, the radios will be available for only £12 (£10 for Season Ticket Holders).
Exclusive matchday retail offers
The Club Shop on Argyle Street and the Mobile Unit in the main car park will be packed with all your Bath Rugby merchandise requirements. Grab yourself a bargain in our start-of-season clearance sale, with items starting from just £1! Or better yet, take advantage of this weekend’s exclusive matchday retail offer...
Make sure you stick around after the final whistle as live music will be provided by Stu Gillick in the Swift Half.
Food and bars
We have the usual array of food and bars available to tickle your tastebuds, including AC Catering, who will have supporters favourite, the ‘Banahan Wrap’, on sale, as well as Dough Pizza, Cau, Get Battered Fish & Chips, Pieminster and Grillstock BBQ.
We will once again be running our pre-order and fast-track collection service. Available on Apple and Android devices, the “Bath Rugby Bars” App can be used to pay for beers, soft drinks and crisps ahead of the game and then collected from the Swift Half or North Terrace bars. Orders can be placed in advance or on arrival at the Rec. The service will operate pre-match and at half-time.
To access the app, simply search “Bath Rugby Bars” in the relevant store for your device, download it, register your details and fast-track your order.
Please be aware that we rely heavily on students to staff the bars on matchday. This year the return date for local Universities is later than ever which means that we, and the agencies we use, have really struggled to recruit the normal number of staff for this fixture. The majority of bars will be open as usual, however you may experience a slight delay. We sincerely apologise if this in any way affects your matchday experience and we are working hard to resolve this for the rest of the season.
Supporters are encouraged to use the excellent and hassle-free service offered by the Centurion Travel coaches driving you to the Rec from your local area. If you wish to book, or consult the time table, please visit http://www.bathrugbytransport.co.uk .
Alternatively, Bath Spa train station is a short walk away from the Rec if you are coming by train. Park & Ride services also operate seven days a week from three different routes in and out of the city.
If you’re a keen cyclist, free and secure parking spaces for bikes are offered at the Rec just next to the Pavilion.
Haven’t bought your tickets yet?
It’s not too late!
Junior tickets are available from just £10, so book now to avoid disappointment.
You can purchase tickets for our first three home fixtures by clicking here or phoning the Bath Rugby Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.
*subject to weather