Matchday FAQs

Matchdays at The Rec bring not only the iconic home of Bath Rugby, but the entire City of Bath to life.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions for your matchday at The Rec.

When will I receive my ticket?

You can expect to receive your ticket up to 10 days before the match.

When do gates open?

Gates open two hours prior to kick-off.

What do I do if I cannot find my seats?

If you are unsure on which stand you are in or simply cannot find your designated seat, please speak to one of our stewards and they will kindly help you in the right direction.

Can I pay cash at the stadium bars?

All Bath Rugby bars and concession stands on the outfield are 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.

Happy hour is £1 off all pints AND wine. When is happy hour?

Happy hour runs every matchday from gates opening for one hour. You can enjoy £1 off on all pints and wine at all bars!

Is there food available at the stadium?

Yes, there are a number of tempting concessions situated within the ground to tickle your tastebuds on a matchday. This ranges from pies, pasties and sausage rolls at our stadium bars to a whole range of cuisine on offer from our independent food stalls in the fan village. Click here to find out more.

How do I request a big screen message?

All big screen messages must come in via

Please note there is a limit on the number of big screen messages we can display per fixture, therefore, we adopt a first come, first served basis.

To submit a big screen message, please send the following to

  • Exact wording of message to be displayed, please note there is a max. of 150 characters per message.
  • Only one photo attached if you would like an image displayed.
  • Name of fixture and date for big screen message to be displayed at.

What post-match entertainment is on offer?

After every game, we have a live band or DJ playing in the Swift Half to enjoy with family and friends.

For further information on matchdays at The Rec please click here.