BATH CONSIDER STADIUM EXIT

Bath City are considering moving out of their historic Twerton Park home, to save the club from folding.

The Blue Square Bet South side have played at the 8,000-capacity venue since 1932 but, after relegation last season, the club is in financial difficulty, and have posted a deficit for 50 successive years.

Chairman Manda Rigby believes the club must sell the ground to stay in business.

She told BBC Radio Bristol: “We are very serious about having to do this.

"The board have done a brilliant job at keeping the club going, but we're getting to a point where time and money is running out.

"We've had 50 years of debt accumulating and at some point someone is going to have to come up with a plan to pay that back."

The Romans, as they are also known, finished 10th in the Blue Square Bet Premier, the highest tier of non-league football, in the 2010/11 season, but competing with full-time clubs left them with “an unsustainable level of expenditure”, according to Rigby.

Posted on 17/01/2013