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Traffic advice for Saints v Gloucester

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Club News Traffic advice for Saints v Gloucester

Supporters are strongly recommended to allow additional time for their journey to and from Franklin's Gardens tomorrow afternoon.

The Saints host Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership, with over 13,000 supporters expected at Franklin's Gardens. Meanwhile Northampton Town are playing Bristol Rovers at Sixfields.

BT Sport have chosen the Saints game for live TV broadcast - a decision which was out of the club's hands - and the 3:15pm kick off means that traffic will be leaving both stadiums at around the same time.

There will be a traffic management scheme in operation after the game, and while it is based on the Saints' scheme which has proved successful over the past two years, the on-ground management is being co-ordinated by Northamptonshire County Council.

Public car parks open at Franklin's Gardens from 11:30am, with the Village turnstiles open at 12noon and the stadium at 1pm. There is also post-match live music in the Rodber Suite, with players also in the bar.

Supporters are thanked in advance for their patience on Saturday afternoon.

Supporters are also strongly reminded that if they choose not to use the official club car parks that they must park with due care and respect to the needs of local residents.

In particular the club has received reports from the St James Neighbourhood Trust that supporters have been using private residents car parking places in the Tower Village development behind the Church's Stand. These places are clearly marked and must not be used.

Northamptonshire Police regularly patrol all the streets surrounding Franklin's Gardens and will issue fines to cars which are parked illegally.

The Saints as a club is keen to foster positive relationships with all our neighbours in St James, and has regular meetings with the St James Residents Association. But the club also needs its supporters to help with this, and appreciates their understanding and co-operation in this matter.

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