Bath Rugby has confirmed the club will be revealing new designs to the public for the redevelopment of the club’s current stadium at The Rec.
The stadium plans will go on show at the club’s final home game v Saracens on 6 May 2pm - 4pm, as well as on Wednesday 10 May at Widcombe Social Club from 11am to 7pm and will also be available online at www.bath rugby.com from 6 May.
Stakeholder and public feedback obtained during previous consultations has influenced the new stadium design that the club plan to submit to B&NES Council this summer.
The previous scheme shared pre-pandemic, has evolved and the project team are looking forward to sharing the stadium’s designs and benefits.
As part of the redevelopment, the public riverside space to the West of The Rec will be widened creating a more inviting and usable space, on matchdays and non-matchdays, and the structure itself will allow for greater community use. Sustainability and environmentally friendly materials are key to the new proposals.
The proposed capacity of the stadium will increase to 18,000 with increased provision for accessibility needs, as well as providing a new permanent home for Bath Rugby Foundation.
Bath Rugby chief executive Tarquin McDonald said: “After decades of conversation, we are confident the plans we will submit this summer will both excite and reassure the people of Bath.
“Our club, your club, is the heart of our city and now is the time to bring a stadium that will service world-class men’s and women’s rugby, and our community, all year-round.”