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