Bath had been set to welcome 1,000 fans to the Rec last night before being told they must face Gloucester behind closed doors less than five hours before kick-off. Bath chief executive Tarquin McDonald said: “The longer it goes on, the longer it runs the risk of being potentially devastating.
“It will vary, but 50 to 60 per cent of revenues come from match days. The longer that income doesn’t come in – plus the costs of running a club and also with Covid-19 testing – the tougher it will be for clubs in the medium to long term.
“It becomes very challenging in six months’ time, when we will be halfway through the season, so we are keen to get crowds back.
“We will be refunding all those