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Stadium for Bath update - Project paused due to widespread impact of COVID-19

14 May 2020

Our industry, like many others, is experiencing an extraordinarily difficult time and with such uncertainty surrounding us, it is the right and responsible decision to take time and pause the Stadium for Bath project.

From the outset, Stadium for Bath has been determined to create an outstanding stadium not only for elite sport but also for the city and its many communities.

Tarquin McDonald, Bath Rugby Chief Executive said, “The world has changed almost over-night and we have paused our work on the project whilst our priorities are rightly in a different place. To bring forward plans for a new state of the art stadium in the heart of a World Heritage Site is complex and it is important that we get it right. We will use this time to reflect on the work we have done so far and the needs of our club, our city and our community following Covid-19.

“Whilst this pause is disappointing, it is right at this time, and we would like to thank everyone involved in the project, including our supporters, all of our neighbours and local businesses in Bath who have contributed so much of their feedback over the past few years.”

Stadium for Bath is a project which brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865; a collaboration formed to redevelop Bath Rugby’s stadium on the Rec in the heart of the city.

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