Northampton Saints are thrilled to announce a new three-year commercial partnership with Barclaycard Payments.
The leading global payment business, whose UK headquarters has resided in Northampton since 1966, has become the Club’s Official Payments Partner in a community and employee-led partnership.
The agreement will see Barclaycard provide the official payment infrastructure used at Franklin’s Gardens – providing visitors with seamless transactions across drinks, food and merchandise – with the news coming following the successful reopening of the stadium for the first time to 2,000 supporters last Friday following the nationwide lockdown.
Barclaycard are also developing plans to further enhance the matchday experience for supporters, alongside supporter engagement initiatives and opportunities as the partnership develops.
“Barclaycard and Northampton Saints are an outstanding match, and we’re excited to be working with partners who share our vision to be the best in our fields,” said Kirsty Morris, Managing Director at Barclaycard Payments.
“We’re confident our Northampton colleagues will be engaged with the team and initiatives as they roll out.
“Crucially, we’re also improving the supporter experience at Franklin’s Gardens through enhanced onsite infrastructure – making payments more seamless than ever and ensuring fans focus on the important job of enjoying their visit.”Kirsty Morris, Managing Director at Barclaycard Payments
As Saints’ Strategic Payments Innovation Partner, Barclaycard also pledges to help further support local businesses with payments solutions and expertise to help grow and streamline their businesses.
Ulundi Makhanya, Saints’ Head of Commercial Partnerships, added: “We’re ecstatic to be able to link-up with Barclaycard in what is a completely new partnership sector for the Club.
“It’s a natural collaboration with a company who has had its heart in Northampton for over fifty years, and through it we hope to grow the Club’s profile even further by reaching new audiences.
“We have worked with Barclaycard to develop a bespoke package which works for both parties – and we’re excited for our supporters to start reaping the benefit of this new relationship.”