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Club News Green Goblets in the Gardens bars this Sunday
Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 20 game against London Irish sees Franklin’s Gardens become even more environmentally friendly with the introduction of reusable plastic glasses into the stadium’s bars.
The introduction of the Green Goblets will dramatically reduce the use of disposable plastic glasses, which currently runs at around 250,000 glasses per season, the vast majority of which end up in landfill.
Supporters will be required to pay a £1 refundable deposit with their first drink of the day for their glass. Drinks prices themselves have not been altered, and should supporters choose to take the glasses home after using them throughout the afternoon, they can do so.
The Green Goblets will be in use at every public bar throughout the stadium, with additional collection points at the following locations to minimise delays as supporters leave the game:
- Exit gate by the Saints Ticket Office
- Exit gate into Car Park A from the Village
- In the Village marquee
- In the Rodber Suite
- In the Members’ Bar
Green Goblets will be available in one-pint, half-pint and 125ml wine glass sizes.
Although the Green Goblets were trialled at the Oceanic Cup and Lewis Shield finals earlier this week, Sunday’s game is the first time that they will be used at a major match at Franklin’s Gardens, and the club’s management asks for all supporters for their co-operation and understanding throughout the day.
Over the past few years the Northampton Saints management has made a concerted effort to make Franklin’s Gardens a green venue, with drainage water from the pitch being recycled from the stadium’s lake for irrigation and 250 solar panels having been installed on the roof of the Burrda Stand to reduce energy consumption from the national grid.