We were guests of Bath City Football Club as Deputy Mayor of Bath City.
This was my first visit, I will return.
Old school, local football club. It is a wonderful place.
Of course, it needs TLC, however, it is lovely, homely, and safe. The pitch is close to the audience. Good views too.
Long may Bath City and similar clubs continue to exist.
We had a warm welcome and a tour of the club.
Thank you Bath City football club.
What a magnificent nonleague ground. Instant favourite. Visited on 15/3/22 Bath City 1-1 Slough Town Adult £14 terrace £15 grandstand. Under 18 Student £8 Programme £3 Pin badge £4. For starters there were some lovely old turnstiles that we had to get through to gain entrance to the stadium. There is terracing on all sides of the ground. Behind each goal is uncovered, with one end being incredibly steep for some brilliant views. The terracing opposite the main stand is covered. There are two stands to choose from should you wish to sit. I should add car parking was easy as we turned up early. They do offer a free overflow car park should it be needed which is a five minute walk away. The supporters and volunteers were all very friendly, and happy to chat to us. There is a bar which can be accessed only from the outside of the ground should you wish to have a drink prematch. The floodlights are spectacular and are a sight to behold as you drive into Bath. The route we took made us miss having to go through the city centre which was quicker, but we could still see the floodlights. I would highly recommend a visit to Bath as these grounds are disappearing fast.
The ground was opened on 26 June 1909 as Innox Park on land that had been donated by Thomas Carr. The opening ceremony involved a parade of scholars, the singing of hymns and a speech by the chairman of the parish council. Twerton Park became Bath City's ground in 1932. A record attendance of 18,020 was recorded in 1960 versus Brighton & Hove Albion. The ground has also hosted Team Bath, who were a full-time professional team playing in the Conference South until their resignation at the end of the 2008–09 season.
At the end of the 2011–12 season the club offered the naming rights to Twerton Park for just £50. The offer drew 167 entries from as far afield as the US, Australia, Norway and Singapore which raised £3,850 for the club. Businesses made up 58 of the entries with only a handful of the remaining personalised entries being deemed unsuitable. The winning entry drawn at random was The Mayday Trust, a charitable organisation that helps to rehome vulnerable people. Talks have been held in the past between Bath Rugby and Bath City about sharing a ground, as the former team wish to move away from their home ground Recreation Ground, although nothing has amounted from this. Following the resignation of Chairman Manda Rigby, she claimed that the club needed to move away from Twerton Park to "sustain their finances".