Stadium Update: Court of Appeal hearing ruled in favour of Bath Rugby 

21 December 2021

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that the 1922 Covenants, thought by some to be a barrier to redeveloping at the Rec, are not enforceable.  

This is a significant step forward for the club, and our landlord, Bath Recreation Limited, who joined the appeal proceedings.

The ruling provides the certainty needed to bring forward comprehensive plans for a new stadium at the Rec and work on design proposals will re-commence in the New Year.  

Commenting on the ruling, Chief Executive, Tarquin McDonald said; “We are delighted with the ruling and can now focus on bringing forward revised proposals for a new stadium. This is important for the club and the city. Redevelopment will create new jobs, boost visitor spends, enhance the river frontage and help to provide education and support opportunities for young people who need it most.” 

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