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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Bristol Bears

  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm
  • Arrive early for your chance to try the new Brooklyn alcohol-free beer
  • Enjoy music from Rio Brass in the Village pre and post-match
  • Arrive early to enjoy special drinks offers in the container bars

Northampton Saints return to Franklin’s Gardens this Sunday afternoon, as the men in Black, Green and Gold welcome Bristol Bears hoping to climb back to the top of the Gallagher Premiership standings with a win (kick-off 3pm).

Season Ticket Holders, please remember your Season Cards this Sunday – there will be a £10 administration charge to reprint your card, or alternatively a £2.50 charge applies for a single match ticket reprint should you forget to bring your card to the game.

Any reprinting of other tickets on a matchday will be charged at £2.50 per ticket – this includes physical and Print @ Home tickets.

For instructions on how to print your tickets at home, please CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget you can deposit your EcoCup in one of the Northampton Saints Foundation’s branded bins around the ground – the Foundation will receive £1 for every cup donated, with funds raised supporting life-changing programmes for children across the county. Please donate generously! To see where you can donate your cups please CLICK HERE.

Our friends at Brooklyn Brewery have crafted an alcohol-free beer with no compromise on taste. And they'll be giving you the chance to try their new Brooklyn Special Effects Lager before kick-off. Head to the Rodber Bar or The Village from 1.30pm to give it a try. 

Special Effects pints will also be available on a special introductory offer. Over 18’s only.

You can watch the stars of the future take to the field in our matchday festival this weekend; Under-13s teams from across the region will be taking part in a tournament out on the back pitches from 9.15am on Sunday so why not head down to catch some rugby before the main action gets underway.

Make sure you’re at the Gardens early on Sunday to make the most of special drinks offers in the Village before the game – until 2pm you can enjoy pints of Carlsberg, Tetley’s, and Somersby for just £3.00, both Guinness and Carlsberg Export for £3.50, with 20% off all other drinks from the container bars in the Village.
Please note: this offer is not available at the Real Ale or Brooklyn bars. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming back popular brass-band Rio Brass this weekend; they’ll be treating supporters to some tunes in the Village stage before the game.

Club of the Match, Northampton Mens Own RFC, will be with Pete Nuttall for an interview in the Supporter Village pre-match before forming the Guard of Honour as the team run out. To find out more about being Club of the Match at a future game, please CLICK HERE.

The Saints Family Zone will be open again at the back of the Village – don’t forget to see if you can make it onto the Toolstation Challenge leaderboard!

And keep an eye out for Saints Foundation around in the Village too, with a range of merchandise on sale. Be sure to donate if you see them.

​During the interval, we'll be joined by teams from the matchday festival as they complete a parade round the pitch. Give them a big cheer as they pass you in the stands!

Don't go anywhere after the final whistle blows, because we'll have even more music from Rio Brass in the Village!

Car Parks A, B, C and D will all be open as usual to season pass holders. Day passes for Claret Car Park will be available on the gate for £5 (cash only). Car Parks open at 12.30pm, please use NN5 5JT in satellite navigation devices for Car Park D.

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 9pm on Sunday night, there will be no access to any vehicle left in the Car Parks until Monday morning.

Given that Franklin’s Gardens sits in a residential area of the town, Saints strongly urge all supporters to use the Club’s car parks. Should they choose not to do so, supporters must park with due care and respect for the needs of local residents and businesses.

Tickets for the game are still available from £20 adults and £8 children and you can secure yours now by CLICKING HERE.


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