Ashton Gate Stadium

The Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol will reopen this month following a £45 million redevelopment plan.

The two-year improvement project is said to have transformed the home ground of Bristol’s rugby team into a state-of-the-art venue for sporting events and concerts.

Ashton Gate Stadium seats 27,000 for sporting events and 30,000 for music performances. As well as the stadium space, the building offers conference areas, too; there are 36 purpose built meeting rooms and 5,500 square metres of exhibition space.

Highlights of the renovation include the opening of a double-tiered West Stand, offering additional space to the previous stand.

A 1,000-seater restaurant and 18 corporate boxes along with the Directors Box and Players Lounge are all available for private hire, too.

What’s on?

Between now and the end of the year, groups can enjoy events such as a Beatles Tribute Night on 26th November, and the Big Sports Breakfast with Adrian Webster on 16th December.

The latter is part of an ongoing series of events, during which celebrities from various careers including sport and literature put on a meet and greet over a breakfast.

Fixtures and events for 2017 will be announced later this year.

Where to eat?

Groups planning a trip to see an event at the stadium can sit down to a meal or drinks at the Bristol Sports Bar & Grill. This new restaurant is open on match days (from 12pm for afternoon games and 4pm for evening games) and for special events.

The family-friendly Bristol Sports Bar & Grill can be hired out privately for large enough groups, or group travel organisers can book a table by e-mailing

Alternatively, parties can sit down to refreshments in the on-site coffee shop.

For further information about the Ashton Gate Stadium visit