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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Clermont Auvergne

  • 50% cashless bars 
  • Pick up the new 2018/19 home and away kits
  • Free face painting and a rodeo bull in the Supporter Village
  • Random Rounds with Carlsberg at Brooklyn Bar
  • Tickets still available!
  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm

Despite scoring more tries than their opponents, Saints ultimately fell to Leicester Tigers at Twickenham Stadium as they played The Derby in aid of Rob Horne.

This weekend sees Saints head into a new competition in the European Challenge Cup, and Chris Boyd’s men will be firing on all cylinders as they look to collect their third trophy in three outings in the tournament. 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 damp with a light breeze, be sure to bring your water-proofs as the European Challenge Cup gets underway. 

KEEP WARM AT THE GARDENS
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. And with new coats, scarves, hats and gloves available in store, it's easy to stay warm in the stands as winter approaches this weekend!

Both home and away jerseys, as well as the brand-new range of training wear, are also available from the Saints Store. 

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 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 Brackley RUFC, who will be completing the Guard of Honour on the pitch before the game. 

U9s TOURNAMENT
Saturday will see clubs from all over the county coming together at Franklin's Gardens to take place in the U9s tournament. Kicking off at 10am and running all the way until 1.30pm, 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 Clermont, so be sure to give them a big cheer and a wave as they pass you in the stands!

BUCKET SHAKE
Northampton Saints Foundation will be Saturday's bucket shake, is be sure to keep an eye out around the stadium for their buckets and give generously! 

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. 

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, Kubota and Carlsberg in the Supporter Village before the game. 

AutoWindscreens will be bringing giant deck chairs and a rodeo ball with them, Kubota will be bringing their tractor with them, while Carlsberg will be hosting Random Rounds at the Brooklyn Bar in the Supporter Village – so get here early to grab yourself a free drink!

FOOD & DRINK
Saints will be continuing the 50% cashless system used at all home games so far this season, 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.

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. 

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

 

SAINTS v CLERMONT TIMINGS

9.00am

Ticket Office & Saints Store open

10.00am

U9s tournament starts

12.30pm

Car Parks open

12.30pm

Hospitality opens

1.00pm

Village and Stadium opens

1.00pm

Support Village Store and Ticket Office open

3.00pm

Saints v Clermont KICK OFF

3.45pm (approx.)

Parade of clubs from the U9s tournament

4.45pm (approx.)

Saints v Clermont 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