Bristol City Football Club - Image George Ferguson
Football in Bristol
Bristol is the home of two major-league football teams; Bristol Rovers and Bristol City. As you can imagine there is a lot of rivalry between the two sets of supporters and you can go along to watch a game of football on your stay in Bristol.
Bristol City play in the Championship and their home stadium is Ashton Gate, which is also home to Bristol Rugby, and you can often get tickets on the day, or just a little bit before to watch a match. League one side Bristol Rovers are based at the Memorial Ground in North Bristol and is close to Gloucester Road for pubs and restaurants before or after the game.
There are many local football clubs in and around Bristol and the city council website helps you to find a local team to play for in Bristol.
You'll often find groups playing an impromptu game of football in one of the many parks in Bristol, either using clothes as goal markers or the fixed position goals available.