Bristol City have revealed that they will no longer be playing their home games at the Stoke Gifford Stadium according to reports on the club’s official website.
The Robins will instead move to Twerton Park, home of National League South club Bath City, while they have also suggested that a number of games could be staged at Bristol City’s traditional home of Ashton Gate.
Twerton Park is a little over 10 miles from Bristol while the venue will offer fans of The Robins some much-improved facilities including elevated seating, terracing and greater pre and post-match benefits with their being a large social club at the ground. The capacity of Twerton Park is currently 3,528, a huge improvement on the Stoke Gifford Stadium which houses just 1,500 fans.
It is thought that the majority of Bristol City’s home fixtures will be staged in Bath, although a greater proportion could be held at Ashton Gate than in previous seasons. The Robins took on Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton in BS3 last season while they had also arranged for the Manchester United fixture to be held at the venue but the Barclays FA Women’s Super League was prematurely ended before that match was played.
Bristol City are hoping that their decision to relocate will help grow the club’s fanbase once fans are permitted to return to matches.