Matchdays at the Rec bring not only the iconic home of Bath Rugby, but the entire City of Bath to life.
Below are details of what you can expect with us every matchday, but make sure you keep an eye out for our 'Three things you won't want to miss this weekend' features to find out more about special matchday activities for our supporters.
Having been phased in at the end of the 2018/19 season, all Bath Rugby bars and concession stands on the outfield will be cash-free.
The move to cash-free is designed to speed up transactions and reduce queuing times to ensure that supporters have less time away from the game.
The Rec will be able to process all major debit and credit cards (including American Express), with chip and pin applying to all purchases over £30. Bar and food outlets will also accept Google Pay and Apple Pay
Happy hour runs every matchday from gates opening for one hour.
You can enjoy a £1 off discount off 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.
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).
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!
A number of tempting concessions are situated within the ground to tickle your tastebuds on a matchday.
In addition to stocking Chunk of Devon's award-winning pies, pasties and sausage rolls in almost every Rec bar, the below concessions are also available on the outfield:
DC Catering: Fish & Chips and burgers
AC Catering: Pulled pork and burgers
Clifton Sausage: Hot dogs and chips
Evie's Mac & Cheese: Gourmet macaroni and cheese
Have a Pinch: Fresh crepes and hot drinks
We run a pre-order and fast-track collection service. Available on Apple and Android devices, we've upgraded the WiFi at the Rec and we strongly recommend using our Tap and Go App (available to download on Apple and Android), which enables you to spend less time queuing by pre-ordering drinks and snacks. Collection points are located in the Swift Half, Gem Stand (West Stand) and Thatchers Terrace (North Terrace).
Download the app here.
Celebrating a special occasion with us at the Rec?
We are happy to display messages for our supporters on the Big Screen during halftime to help make your day with us even more special.
For Friday fixtures, the deadline for message requests is 12:00 on Thursday. For Saturday & Sunday fixtures, the deadline for message requests is 12:00 on Friday. Any requests received after these deadlines may not be processed.
Programme sellers are the only vendors that will accept cash on matchdays. Unfortunately, they will be unable to process card payments, but this is something which we will be looking to work towards during the 2019/20 season. Programmes will be sold at the usual price of £3.50 from sellers around the ground.
REDUCING THE USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
We are working towards being single-use plastic free on a matchday. As part of this commitment, bars and concessions will no longer be selling plastic bottles.
This small change will allow us to save over 50,000 plastic bottles over the next three seasons. None of Bath Rugby’s waste goes to landfill.
We recommend you bring your own refillable bottles but just in case you forget, Official Bath Rugby reusable metal bottles will be available to buy at every bar at the Rec at a reduced cost of £5.
NEW REFILL WATER STATIONS
New refill water stations have been installed at the Rec in the four corners of the ground to enable supporters to refill water bottles on matchdays.
Bath Rugby return to the Rec this Saturday, as Worcester Warriors make the short trip to face the Blue, Black and White in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
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.
More details can be found here.
Bath Rugby is committed to providing an inclusive and enjoyable experience at The Rec, accommodating spectators with any form of disability. The Rec offers wheelchair positions, easy access seating, toilet provisions and Accessibility Stewards to help enhance your visit on a matchday.
Wheelchair Positions & Easy Access Seating:
Wheelchair positions are available in the Novia (South) and Gem (West) stands, as shown highlighted in pink on the ground map below:
Easy access seating is available in various parts of the ground for ambulant, blind and partially sighted spectators.
Bath Rugby Ticket Office are happy to discuss an individual’s specific requirements and offer advice on the most suitable position.
A carer/companion ticket is available at the time of booking free of charge if required.
To purchase a wheelchair position or easy access seating please call Bath Rugby Ticket Office on 01225 325200.
If you have any further enquiries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01225 325200 and we will be happy to help.
Parking is limited at The Rec however we will do our best to assist where possible. If we are unable to accommodate you with a parking space we can advise on local car parks, drop off points and public transport. Please email blue badge parking enquiries to email@example.com
The Rec is within close proximity of both Bath Spa Train Station and Park & Ride drop off points.All Great Western Rail trains and the Park & Ride buses are wheelchair accessible.
An entrance gate will be specified on your ticket. Williams Street gate, Sports Centre gate and South gate are wheelchair accessible. If you need to use an alternative gate to the one stated on your ticket please speak to the steward team leader on arrival.
Accessible toilets can be found in the Gem (West), Novia (South) & Dyson (East) stands. Some require the use of a RADAR key. Please ask the nearest steward if required. There is also an accessible toilet in the Medical Room behind the Thatchers (North) stand.
We have two designated Accessibility Stewards present on a matchday. They are based in the Gem (West) Accessible platform and the Novia (South) Stand. They can be seen in yellow hi-vis bibs with ‘Accessibility Steward’ on the back.
If you have any enquiries, please contact us:(firstname.lastname@example.org / 01225 325200) who will be happy to help.
The images below show a view of the pitch from the following areas:
One of the bays in the South Accessible area (right side)
One of the bays in the South Accessible area (left side)
One of the bays in the West Stand Accessible Platform