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Twerton Park

Twerton Park

Ground of the Week: Twerton Park

Twerton Park is the home of two Non League teams - Team Bath and Bath City

FACT FILE

ADDRESS:
Twerton Park
Twerton
Bath
BA2 1DB

CAPACITY: 8,880 Seating Capacity: 1,006

BY ROAD: Although this may not be the most direct route it does have the advantage of avoiding Bath City Centre: 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.

BY RAIL: Oldfield Park Station is located a mile away. It is served by trains from Bristol Temple Meads & Southampton.

This week's ground is currently the home of two NonLeague clubs and for 10 years saw league football as well.

The ground is Twerton Park, the home of Blue Square south side, Bath City.

Their neighbours Team Bath also play there and Bristol Rovers played their home games there from 1986 to 1996.

From the stadium there are some fine views of the city's stunning Georgian architecture and Twerton Park itself has a classic feel to it.

"It has bags of character, with its gently sloping pitch, period terracing and four traditional floodlights in each corner of the stadium"

It has bags of character, with its gently sloping pitch, period terracing and four traditional floodlights in each corner of the stadium.

On one side of the ground are two seated covered stands.

One is a classic old stand with windshields to each side and a number of supporting pillars across the front of it.

To the side of it is a more modern looking stand this is the small Family Stand.

It was added in the early 1990s during the period Bristol Rovers were playing at the ground although it too has a number of supporting pillars.

At one end is large steep terrace that is known as the Bristol End.

There is a noticeable slope to the pitch that descends from this area down to the other end of the ground.

This end has a small shallow terrace that has nets behind in an attempt to stop balls being kicked out of the ground.

The remaining side is a rather old but quaint looking covered terrace that runs the full length of the pitch.

There is a car park at the ground which holds 150 cars otherwise there is ample street parking.

It is undeniable that Twerton Park is an excellent venue for watching NonLeague football.

last updated: 31/03/2008 at 11:01
created: 31/03/2008

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