Capacity: 8,880 (Seating 1,006)
Address: Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DB
Telephone: 01225 423087
Fax: 01225 481391
Club Nickname: The Romans
Year Ground Opened: 1909*
Home Kit: Black and White
This is an old classic looking ground that just oozes character. On one side are two seated covered stands. The oldest of these is the Main Stand, that looks as of it has been there from almost when the ground opened in 1909, but probably dates later than that. It has a raised covered seating area, which means that spectators have to climb a small set of stairs to enter it. It has a steeply angled roof which points sharply downwards, with windshields to each side and a number of supporting pillars across the front. Below is a small uncovered terrace area, in front of which are the team dugouts. Beside the Main Stand is a smaller more modern structure, which is all seated, covered and has a couple of supporting pillars. This stand is known as the Family Stand and is now allocated to away fans.
On the other side off the ground, is a rather old but quaint looking covered terrace that runs the full length of the pitch. At one end is large steep open terrace that is known as the Bristol End, which is also given to away fans. There is a noticeable slope to the pitch that descends from this area down to the other end of the ground. This open end has a small shallow terrace that has nets behind in an attempt to stop balls being kicked out of the ground. The ground is completed by a set of four traditional floodlights in each corner of the stadium.
The Club have announced that they are exploring a part redevelopment of Twerton Park, which forms part of a wider generation of the High Street Area. Some of the proposed improvements include a new Grandstand, dressing rooms, social club and an artificial 3G pitch.
If segregation is in force, then the majority of away fans are housed in the Bristol End, which is an open terrace located at one end of the ground. The terrace is set back a bit from the pitch, with a tarmac walk way in-between it and the pitch. If the weather is not that great, then it may be a better idea if you can to go for one of the 230 seats given to away supporters in the Family Stand, as at least this is covered, although there are a couple of supporting pillars to contend with that may impede your view, but at least you will be dry.
There is a social club at the ground which generally admits away fans, but may not do so for some of the higher profile games. Otherwise if you exit the Club car park and turn right along the parade of shops then you will reach the Old Crown pub. This small traditional pub, has a small beer garden, pool table and has real ale on offer from Moles Brewery. Handily located next to the pub is a fish & chip shop.
Jon Blain adds; 'About five minutes walk from Oldfield Station on Lower Bristol Road is the Royal Oak, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Also on Lower Bristol Road, near to the retail park is the Golden Fleece'.
Although this may not be the most direct route it does have the advantage of avoiding Bath City Centre, which is normally heavily congested:
Leave the M4 at Junction 19 and go onto the M32. At the end of the M32 head towards Bath (A4). On nearing Bath take the A36 Lower Bristol Road. After one mile turn right under a Railway Bridge (signposted Bath City FC) and into Twerton High Street. Take the 2nd left for the ground entrance. There is a car park at the ground which holds 150 cars, otherwise street parking.
Oldfield Park Railway Station is the nearest station to Twerton Park, being located just under a mile away. It is served by trains from Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. Bath Spa has a more regular service from London Paddington & Bristol Temple Meads and is located just under two miles away from the ground.
Brian Scott informs me; 'Bath Bus Station is located only a few hundred yards from the main Bath Railway station. Exit the station on the north side and turn left. Walk along Dorchester street and within a short while you will see a glass building in front of you. This is the bus waiting area. Bus number 5 runs through Twerton HIgh Street. You need to get off at the first or second stop in that street. The ground is only a short distance away and the floodlight pylons are clearly visible behind the houses as the ground is on a hillside. Buses run approximately four per hour throughout the day, but may be fewer for an evening match. Although it is not that far, due to traffic, the bus takes about 20 minutes'.
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All areas of Twerton Park
Over 65's £10
Students/Under 18’s £7
Under 16’s £2
Family tickets: 2 Adults + 2 Under 16's £25*
* Available for League matches only and Family Tickets are to be bought from the Ticket Office.
Official Programme: £2.50
Bristol Rovers, Weston-super-Mare and Yeovil Town.
18,020 v Brighton & Hove Albion
FA Cup 3rd Round, 9th January 1960.
2016-2017: 612 (National League South)
2015-2016: 630 (National League South)
2014-2015: 491 (National League South)
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Bath City v Luton Town
Tuesday, September 20th, 2010, 7.45pm
Conference Premier League
Paul Willott (Luton Town fan)
I was looking forward to a Tuesday visit to Twerton Park as not only did it give me a chance to visit a ground with former league pedigree (having hosted Bristol Rovers for some years), but it gave me a golden chance to have a brief nosey round Bath itself, a city I had previously failed to visit.
Journey was fairly easy, travelling by car from Kent, along the M4 and purposely using the A46 against advice to thereby gain a view of Bath itself. As for the ground itself, I arrived well over two hours before kick off and secured a parking berth on the street almost right outside the ground which was quite handy.
Given the rapidly deteriorating weather, my time before kick off was divided between an excellent chippy next to the ground, and the club's own sports bar which seemed very relaxed and friendly.
The ground itself is fairly old fashioned which I like. It is complete with proper floodlight pylons which help you home in when first approaching, especially as I do not and cannot bother myself with satnav equipment. It struck me as an almost three sided affair, as there didn't appear to be much of a terrace at all opposite the away end!
The more vibrant home fans use the covered terrace opposite the Main Stand, and for away fans there are 250 covered seats adjacent to the Main Stand which on the night of my visit were fully occupied due to the fairly torrential rain! For the rest of the 440+ travelling fans that night, it was a case of wrapping up and thanking 'lucky stars' for bringing a warm hat and scarf.
The game itself was reasonably entertaining, although given both clubs recent form, it was clear that home fans were more pleased with the result than the visiting ones!
Having parked right outside the ground, it was a case of hop skip and a jump to get in car and aim for the M32 and home, although I suspect the exit roads could get very congested if crowds were any bigger than the 1,100+ present that night.
I enjoyed my day, but would caution any-one planning their first visit to Twerton Park to ensure they have wet weather clothes to hand, and get there ridiculously early for ease of parking.
* Although opened in 1909 as Innox Park. The Club did not take over the ground until 1931.