Bath Rugby return to Heineken Champions Cup action tomorrow night, as the Blue, Black and White welcome three-time finalists and last year’s Challenge Cup winners to the Rec tomorrow night (kick-off 19:45). Here’s everything you need to know in and around the ground on match day.
Don’t miss out on what could be your last opportunity to see Bath Rugby at the Rec in 2019. With tickets sold out for the game against Sale Sharks on Saturday 28th December, make sure you get your festive fix of rugby action tomorrow evening.
Tickets are available by clicking here, or calling the Ticket Office on 01225 536 900.
With the Christmas Markets in full swing in the City, Bath Rugby bring Winter Wonderland to the Rec. Make the most of a range of festive offerings from mulled wine and cider to turkey, stuffing and cranberry buns as well as festive brownies and pig in blankets mac and cheese.
Join us in the Swift Half from 18:15, as supporter favourites The Payoff will be playing some classics to get your Friday night off to the perfect start.
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.
Get your official match day programme from sellers around the ground for just £3.50. Featuring exclusive interviews with Rugby World Cup finalist Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Walker plus all the latest Bath Rugby news.
Please note that whilst the Rec is now a cash-free stadium, programme purchases will need to be made using cash.
Coach - The Bath Christmas Markets are in full swing, so make sure you're not late for the game, by booking coach travel with Centurion. Pick-up locations include: Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Westbury, Warminster, Frome, Melksham, Corsham, Woolverton and Devizes.
Tickets start from £4.25 for children and £6.80 for adults. Purchase your ticket here.
Train - Due to ongoing strikes on the South Western Railway services there is likely to be disruption to supporters travelling via train to the ground on Friday evening.
There are currently no SWR services running between Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Junction, and between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury. This is likely to cause disruptions for supporters travelling from Bristol, Keynsham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Frome, Yeovil, Warminster and Salisbury.
Great Western Railway will be running train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Yeovil Junction and between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury. However, due to increased passenger traffic, these trains are expected to be extremely busy during peak times. Supporters are advised to expect delays and cancellations to railway services.
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”.
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.
ARE YOU MATCH READY?
The cold weather is starting to kick in, so make sure you’re wrapped up nice and warm for the game. Get your hands on the latest Bath Rugby hats, scarves and hoodies, as well as the latest 1865 collection available in store or at the merchandise stand at the Rec.
Make sure you’re up to date with all the action by picking up a Ref Link to get a unique insight of every decision made on the pitch.
Share your matchday photos at the Rec on Twitter and Instagram using #WeAreBath and we’ll select the best images to appear on the big screen.