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Recreation Ground, Bath

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The Recreation Ground is a large open space in the centre of Bath, England, next to the River Avon, which is available to be used by permission from the Recreation Ground Trust for recreational purposes by the public at large but particularly the people of Bath and surrounding areas.About a quarter of the Rec is leased to Bath Rugby during the rugby union season as a sports ground capable of holding 13,500 people. During the summer the rugby ground's temporary East Stand is removed to make way for cricket on a larger pitch. This cricket pitch is used for local contests and was used by Somerset County Cricket Club until 2011. Parts of the eastern area of the Rec are used by Bath Hockey Club, Bath Croquet Club, Bath Drama Club and for some tennis courts. Pitches are available for amateur sports such as Football, Volleyball and Lacrosse. There is a cricket pavilion at the William Street entrance to the ground. The council-run Sports and Leisure Centre is located on the southern edge of the Rec, accessed via North Parade.In former years the Rec was subject to periodic flooding from the River Avon, but a flood alleviation scheme in the 1960s improved the flow of the river. However, the Rec remains part of the floodplain at risk of occasional flooding. The ground can still get very boggy after heavy rains.
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  • Visited to watch Bath, despite the result and weather trying to spoil it we had a great time. The location is outstanding, a short walk from the baths and other attractions. The staff and both sides s...  more »
  • Been here a few times, proper rugby ground, good crowd, easy entrance and exit, plenty of bars and toilets. Never any problems here, if you are a rugby fan it is a 'must go' place. Shame Harlequins co...  more »
  • Second visit to this historic beautiful ground. A must for any rugby fan fantastic atmosphere great fans an absolute credit to Bath.  more »
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  • Great Bonfire Night fireworks display. Music was playing through the tannoy system though so it sounded very tinny.
  • I was here, for the Alzheimer's Society's memory walk.
  • This stadium has a beautiful setting for a great sport. A shame Bath Rugby had to nick so many good players & coaching staff from London Irish to do so well the last few seasons, to the detriment of LI. When are they going to make the temporary stand permanent?