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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Bristol Bears

  • Stadium opens 12.45pm, kick-off 2.45pm
  • Stick around for England v Italy in the Rodber & Members bars post-match
  • Enjoy music from the Oundle CCF Band at half-time
  • Watch the stars of the future in our Under-7s tournament
  • Deposit your unwanted EcoCups to donate to Northampton Saints Foundation

Heading back to Franklin's Gardens after a tough loss to Saracens on the road, Saints look to extend their streak of seven consecutive home wins as they host Bristol Bears this Saturday (kick-off 2.45pm).

GET TO THE GARDENS EARLY
With the Cobbler's at home don't get stuck in the traffic on Saturday, get to the ground early! We'll have England Women v Italy Women and then Scotland v Wales on the screens around the stadium so you can catch all the Six Nations action before Saints v Bristol gets underway!

And make sure you don't miss out on Saturday's action by turning up at the ground too late - kick-off is 2.45pm, don't be late!

ENGLAND v ITALY
Stick around to watch England v Italy in the Rodber and Members bars after the action has wrapped up on the Franklin's turf.

Please bear in mind that only the Rodber and Members bars will stay open during the England game, the Marquee Bar will close approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle as normal.

POST-MATCH
Stick around to see some of the Saints squad in the bars once the action on the pitch has concluded. You can find them in Members, Rodber and Captains after the game!

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
Season Ticket Holders - remember your Season cards this Saturday, we'll be forced to charge you £5 to reprint your ticket should you forget them!

And don't miss out on the chance to get an extra 10% off sale items in the Saints Store available for this Saturday only - just present your Season Ticket card at the till when you pay! 

CAR PARKING
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. Car Parks open at 12.15am, 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 Saturday night, there will be no access to any vehicle left in the Car Parks over the weekend.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
Head down the back pitches from 11.45am on Saturday to catch the future stars of the game in our Under-7s tournament. And don't forget to give the players a big cheer as they complete a parade of clubs at half-time!

We'll also be joined by Bowdon RUFC, a touring side from Cheshire, who will hold the Big Shirt as the teams run out!

IN THE SUPPORTER VILLAGE
Expect to see all the usual Supporter Village activity including face painting and passing challenge, alongside the usual activity from our Club partners Spirit Hyundai, AutoWindscreens and Kubota.

We'll also be hearing from a member of the Saints squad in the Village before the game. And don't forget to give generously to this weekend's bucket shakers, Northampton Saints Foundation!

AT HALF-TIME
We'll be joined by the Oundle CCF Marching Band during the interval; they'll be keeping us entertained with some tunes before the action gets back underway!

TICKETS
Tickets for the game are still available from £28 adults and £12 juniors and you can secure yours now by CLICKING HERE.

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