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The City & The Stadium

Visitors to the city on match days spend money in Bath’s shops, cafes, restaurants, bars or hotels. This contribution to the local economy is estimated at over £24.1 million per annum.

Stadium for Bath (with the help of Bath Business Improvement District) recently conducted a survey of over 100 businesses in Bath city center. Approximately 75% said that Bath Rugby home games have a positive impact on their business.


  • New home for bath rugby
  • Riverside regeneration
  • Social benefit to bath
  • Legacy for the city
  • Community use
  • World-class architecture
  • Economic benefit to bath
  • Sporting participation


Bath Rugby brings a multitude of benefits to the city of Bath. It is estimated that the sport brings thousands of people into the city on match days. Many people come to see the game, whilst others come for the atmosphere.

The new stadium is about delivering a new home for Bath Rugby, regenerating the riverside in the heart of Bath, and creating wider sporting and city benefits, building a brilliant legacy for all. It’s about providing world-class facilities and an amazing place to watch rugby.

It’s about a design solution which both celebrates and complements Bath, and which ensures that Bath Rugby continues to be a source of pride and inspiration for the city.

It’s a place that will become a catalyst for helping Bath Rugby Foundation deliver wider sporting and community benefits; focusing in particular on empowering young people to succeed in life. Stadium for Bath aspires to create a place open to the whole of Bath’s community all year round. This includes Bath Rugby games, training, BTEC and vocational courses, cuisine courses, workspace for local charities and local SME cafes and restaurants.