Gallagher Premiership rugby returns to the Rec under the Friday night lights, as Bath Rugby welcome Exeter Chiefs to the West Country. Here's what's in store for supporters...
PARK & RIDE
The Park and Ride are running late buses on Friday too. Last bus departs from the City Centre at 22:30 for each of the following services:
- Newbridge Park & Ride – Service 21
- Lansdown Park & Ride – Service 31
- Odd Down Park & Ride – Service 41
- The direct train to Exeter on Friday night departs Bath at 23:22 from platform 1.
- For any supporters travelling to Chippenham or Swindon: GWR hold the Paddington train that usually departs at 22:03 to a later departure time of 22:10.
- A46 closed from A420 to Gorse Lane carriageway in both directions.
Having been phased in at the end of the 2018/19 season, all Bath Rugby bars and concession stands on the outfield will no longer accept cash payments.
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 contactless debit and credit card, with chip and pin applying to all purchases over £30. Bars and food outlets will also accept Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Make your experience even quicker by downloading the Tap and Go app available to download on Apple and Android. Search “Tap and Go at Bath Rugby”.
RUGBY WORLD CUP Q&A
Head to the Swift Half at 18:40 to hear the thoughts of Bath Rugby’s Taulupe Faletau and Nathan Catt on Wales and England’s prospects this weekend in Japan.
Enjoy a £1 discount on Bath Ales Gem and Thatchers Gold at the Rec and 20% off at the wine bar in the Swift Half during Happy Hour between 17:45-18:45.
HALF-TIME KICKING CHALLENGE
Dust off your boots and get involved in the Bath Ales half-time kicking challenge. Open to participants 18 and over, email: email@example.com for your chance to be involved.
Bath Rugby is 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.
Bath Rugby branded reusable bottles will be sold at every bar at the Rec for £5.
Amongst an array of food outlets at the Rec, there is a new vegan stand ‘Have a pinch,’ so make sure you take advantage of the many options available to you ahead of kick-off. Clifton Sausage also offer a vegan option.
ARE YOU MATCH READY?
Get match ready for the first Gallagher Premiership game at the Rec, by getting kitted out in the Blue, Black and White. Purchase a 2019/20 Bath Rugby home shirt and you’ll receive a free boot bag worth £18. Available to collect in store or at the merchandise stand at the Rec,
Share your matchday photos at the Rec on Twitter using #WeAreBath and we’ll select the best images to appear on the big screen.
Get your official match day programme from sellers around the ground for just £3.50. Featuring cover star Will Chudley, a look ahead to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals and all the latest Bath Rugby news.
Please note that whilst the Rec is now a cashless stadium, programme purchases will need to be made using cash.
Back by popular demand, stay around for the free silent disco taking place in the Swift Half once the final whistle has blown.