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Around the Gardens: Your guide to this Saturday's game against Saracens

  • Last chance to purchase 2018/19 Season Tickets
  • 50% cashless bars & new food outlets
  • Pick up the new 2018/19 home and away kits
  • Free face painting and a rodeo bull in the Supporter Village
  • Tickets still available!
  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm

After securing an impressive home win against Harlequins last Friday, Saints are taking to the Franklin's Gardens turf again this weekend as they welcome reigning champions Saracens on Saturday.

Last Friday's nail-biting finish left Saints in seventh place as they clung on to beat Harlequins 25-18 in round two but with this weekend's opposition yet to drop a point this season, Saints will have to be firing on all cylinders as they welcome Saracens on Saturday. And as the game is not being broadcast on TV, Franklin's Gardens is the only place to catch all the action. You can still secure your spot by CLICKING HERE.

WEATHER
With the weather set to be dry with a light breeze, Franklin's Gardens will boast the perfect conditions for rugby as round three of the Gallagher Premiership gets underway.

CAR PARKING
Car Parks A, B, C and D will all be open as usual to season pass holders. Day passes for Car Park D will be available on the gate for £5.

Please note, supporters will not be able to access our car parks from the Weedon Road via Ross Road due to the barrier remaining closed. Please use Edgar Mobbs Way instead. 

Please also be aware that there will be no movement in VIP Car Park from ten minutes before the full-time whistle for 25 minutes. As usual, traffic management will be in place in Car Park D, Claret Car Park and on Edgar Mobbs Way. After the Car Parks close at 8.30pm on Saturday night, there will be no access to any vehicle left in the Car Parks over the weekend.

If you are in hospitality and parking in the VIP Car Park please use NN5 5BG for satellite navigation devices. If you are in hospitality and parking in Car Parks A, B & C, please use NN5 5AX. For general supporter parking in Car Park D, please use NN5 5JT.

CLUB OF THE MATCH
Saturday's Club of the Match is Long Buckby RFC, who will be completing the Guard of Honour on the pitch before the game. 

LAND ROVER CUP
Saturday will see clubs from all over the county coming together at Franklin's Gardens to take place in the U12s Land Rover Cup. Kicking off at 9am and running all the way until 2pm, you'll have plenty of opportunity to see the next generation of rugby players taking to the back pitches at the Gardens before the main event gets underway. 

The clubs will also be completing a parade around the pitch at half-time during Saints v Saracens, so be sure to give them a big cheer and a wave as they pass you in the stands!

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS FOUNDATION
The newly-launched Northampton Saints Foundation will be hosting a Spin to Win stand in the Supporter Village before the game, so get down to win some prizes.

There will also be eight EcoCup bins around the stadium where supporters can leave their used cups to donate the £1 deposit to the Foundation. Old EcoCups will be accepted at these bins and the normal Cup Return Points. 

BUCKET SHAKE
This weekend we welcome both Niamh's Next Step and Leon Barwell Foundation to Franklin's Gardens. Both charities will be present around the ground, bucket shaking to raise money for their worthy causes.

Please give generously this Saturday and help us support these two brilliant charities!

Christian Day will also be returning to Franklin's Gardens to present a cheque to both charities at half-time on Saturday, containing the money he raised for them during his testimonial last season. 

VILLAGE ACTIVITY
With the usual Supporter Village Store and face painting on in the Supporter Village, we will also be joined by Club partners AutoWindscreens and Carlsberg in the Supporter Village before the game. 

AutoWindscreens will be bringing giant deck chairs and a rodeo bull with them, while Carlsberg will be hosting Random Rounds for an hour after the Supporter Village opens – so get here early to grab yourself a free drink!

MOBILOO
Mobiloo’s mobile accessible toilets will once again be on site for use by our disabled visitors, and located next to the Heroes Lounge in the VIP car park. Please CLICK HERE for more information about Mobiloo.

BERNIE'S GANG
You can also collect your Bernie's Gang membership packs on Saturday if you haven't already! Simply visit the Community tent in the Village and show your junior Season Ticket pass to get yours.

FOOD & DRINK
Saints will be continuing the 50% cashless system used at last Friday's home match with Harlequins, with four tills in the Rodber Bar and six tills in the Marquee Bar accepting card payments only, to reduce queues and further improve Saints’ supporters matchday experience. The Members Bar will also have a number of cashless sales points for this fixture.

Thanks to our partners Carlsberg, you can enjoy a special drinks offer of 4 Pints for £15 on Carlsberg and Tetley's throughout the season.

There will also be a number of new food outlets available in the Supporter Village with a mini-village available outside the Ticket Office at half-time.

2018/19 KIT
Both home and away jerseys, as well as the brand-new range of training wear, are now available from the Saints Store. And with the main store open from 9am and the Supporter Village Store opening from 1pm, you've got plenty of time to don some new attire before the game kicks off.

TICKETS
A brand-new Ticket Office will be open in the Supporter Village at Saturday's game. Situated next to the Village Saints Store, you can head here to book your place at Saints' upcoming games without having to leave the stadium. 

And remember, this Saturday is the last chance to secure your Season Tickets for the 2018/19 season and be a part of the New Era here at the Gardens!

Tickets for the game are still available from £32 adults and £14 juniors, CLICK HERE to book. 

 

SAINTS V SARACENS TIMINGS

9.00am

Ticket Office & Saints Store open

9.00am

U12s Land Rover Cup starts

12.30pm

Car Parks open

12.30pm

Hospitality opens

1.00pm

Village and Stadium opens

3.00pm

Saints v Saracens KICK OFF

3.45pm (approx.)

Parade of clubs from the U12 Land Rover Cup

3.45pm (approx.)

Cheque presentation from Christian Day to Niamh’s Next Step & the Leon Barwell Foundation

4.45pm (approx.)

Saints v Saracens FULL TIME

5.15pm

Saints Store & Ticket Office closes

6.15pm

Staggered Bar closures around the ground, ending in Rodber Bar approx 90 mins after full-time

8.30pm

Car Parks close