Bristol Bears take on Connacht at Ashton Gate Stadium in Heineken Champions Cup
Pat Lam faces his former employers as Bristol welcome Connacht to Ashton Gate for a Heineken Champions Cup pool stage game, kicking off at 17:30 on Sunday 17th January 2021. The teams will have already played the away fixture on Sunday 20th December 2020 at the Galway Greyhound Stadium.
This is only the third time that Bristol have been involved in the top tier of European Rugby and they will be looking to get one over on the Irish team and make it out of the group stage.
About Bristol Bears
Following a disappointing relegation to the Greene King Championship in the 2016/17 season, Bristol Rugby shone in the following campaign, securing their return to rugby's top division at the first time of asking.
Rebranded as the Bristol Bears and playing at a refurbished Ashton Gate Stadium, the side endured an up-and-down first season back in the top flight, finishing ninth before a fantastic 3rd place finish in the delayed 2019/20 season before succumbing to Wasps in the play offs semi final. The team will be looking to go at least one stage further in 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership and also look to reach the latter stages of the Heineken Champions Cup.
The Bears are pushing on under the stewardship of Head Coach Pat Lam, however, winning their first-ever European Challenge Cup at the tail end of the 2019/20 season.
Find a full fixture list and follow updates on the club's official website.
Ticket updates in regards 2020/21 season (as at Sept 2020).
Bristol Bears 2020/21 Season Cards have officially gone on general sale, with a limited number of seats available for the upcoming Gallagher Premiership season.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus crisis, and a lack of clarity regarding attendance allowances, the club have taken the decision to release a limited batch of 7,000 Season Cards initially.
With the new season looming, Bristol Bears are working with Premiership Rugby and DCMS to ensure supporters are able to return to the stadium as soon as it's safe to do so. Find out more and browse Season Card packages here.