Bath Rugby to install hay bale seating and tractor parking for West Country guests in upcoming match at Twickenham

24 October 2018

Gallagher Premiership team Bath Rugby has announced it will be applying to the RFU to install hay bale seating and tractor parking at Twickenham stadium for next year’s event match against the Bristol Bears. The Clash 2019 will see the South West teams battle for the West Country, with tickets now available to the public. Bath Rugby has mocked up imagery of the new seating and parking areas, which show a section of hay bale rows instead of chairs in the stadium and tractor spaces in the car park. 

In an old rivalry reborn, The Clash sees Bath Rugby take on fierce opponents Bristol Bears, in a huge West Country take over at Twickenham. The battle for 'how the west was won' is well and truly on.

The Clash is taking place on Saturday 6th April next year, however instead of the usual stadium seating, Bath Rugby has requested rows of hay bales replace seats in one section of the lower tier and allocated tractor parking outside, in a tongue-in-cheek play on West Country sterotypes.

Images of what the stadium and car park will look like can be downloaded here.

Tickets for the event are now on sale, however the hay bale seating is not available to book, it will come down to luck of the draw whether a guest is assigned one of the 200 hay bales to watch the game from. Tractor parking will be requested subject to demand.

There will be fun for the whole family, and with tickets starting from just £15 for adults and £5 for children, a family of four can enjoy a day out for only £40.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Last season, more than 61,000 supporters enjoyed a spectacular family day out, full of entertainment and live music, headlined by West Country stalwarts, The Wurzels. Thatchers cider and Bath Ales were available for those keen for a refreshing local tipple, alongside the best of the west food stalls. For the rugby faithfuls, Q&As with legends gone by were all part of a fantastic event with a top-flight Premiership rugby match at its heart. 

Vicki Smith, Bath Rugby’s Marketing Director said,

“Two of the West Country’s biggest teams are set to play at Twickenham next April, To highlight this historic rivalry, which turns 130 years old this week, were bringing the best of the West Country to the home of England rugby. Installing hay bale seating and larger parking spaces for tractors is a perfectly light-hearted way of bringing the spirit of the South West to life.

“Tickets are already selling fast, so I encourage anyone who wants an enjoyable, West Country themed day out, with rugby at its heart, to get theirs now and who knows, you may be cheering your team on from the comfort of a hay bale!”

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