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Bath finally permitted expansion

30th July 2014 17:08

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Bath have announced that B&NES Council have approved the club's temporary planning application.

This decision enables the Club to increase capacity at the Rec from 12,000 to close to 14,000 for the next two seasons (2014/2015 and 2015/2016) and provide improved facilities for their supporters in the lead up to the club's 150th Anniversary.

"We are delighted that our temporary proposals have been approved, said Bath chief executive Nick Blofeld.

"As we gear up for a year of special events to celebrate our 150th Anniversary, this extra capacity will allow more people to get closer to the action during a landmark year in our club's history.

"We are particularly excited about welcoming new spectators to the Rec, to enjoy the unique experience of watching Bath play at their spiritual home, and look forward to providing all our supporters, old and new, with a superb couple of seasons ahead, both on and off the field."

Temporary increases in capacity will be made to the existing seasonal East and North stands and more hospitality boxes will be added to the South stand.

Bath remain focused on securing its long-term future at the Rec and this temporary application is separate to the club's main plans to redevelop their ageing facilities.

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