Bath City kick off their new Vanarama National Leagues South season this Saturday versus Braintree Town against the backdrop of continuing growing crowds.
After a season that saw average attendances hit 1,092 and a 40-year record crowd of 3,492 witness the dramatic victory over ex-league side Torquay United, City supporters have affirmed their commitment to the cause ahead of the new campaign. Season ticket sales for 2019-20 have now hit 270, some 50% ahead of the previous season and nearly double the figure of 137 in 2017-18.
Marketing director, Jon Bickley, is delighted with the show of faith the Romans fans have made ahead of the big kick-off. “We’re thrilled that so many fans have made the investment of buying a season ticket for the new campaign, at a time when there’s so much competition for their money. Our supporters have really embraced the fact that this is their club, and are taking every chance to support it. Whether it’s the 180+ people who volunteered one way or another for the Club last season, the 270 who’ve bought season tickets or the occasional fans who’ve come just that little bit more often, we’re humbled by their support and want to thank every one of them.”
Jon went on to elaborate that 20% of the season tickets are for under-16s, underlining the team’s increasing appeal to younger and family spectators. “Our direct engagement with schools and through Bath City Youth and the Foundation is reconnecting with a younger crowd that had been absent for a number of years at Twerton Park, and it’s a delight to see so many young people coming through the gates on match day.”
City kick off against Braintree Town, who were relegated from the fifth tier National League last season, at Twerton Park this Saturday at 3pm.
Pay on the gate – £13 Adult, £10 65+, £7 U18/Student and £2 U16.