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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Leicester Tigers

  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm
  • With the game not on TV, Franklin's Gardens is the only place to catch the action!
  • Head along to our first ever Girls tournament from 10am
  • Stick around at half-time - we'll be celebrating Kitman Kev Buckby's 500th Saints game!
  • Treat yourself in the huge Saints Store Jaunary sale!
  • STHs - please remember to bring your Season Ticket cards!
  • Deposit your unwanted EcoCups to donate to Northampton Saints Foundation

Heading back into the Premiership Rugby Cup for the first time since November, Saints return home to host East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers at Franklin's Gardens for the first time this season. 

Sitting at the top of their pool by just a point, Saints will be looking to secure their place in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-finals as they take on their local rivals Leicester for the second time this season. And after frustratingly losing out when the sides met at Twickenham Stadium back in October, Saints will be hoping to earn their first win over Tigers since completing the historic double last season.

And with the game not on TV this weekend, Franklin's Gardens is the only place to catch the action so make sure you don't miss out!

With the weather set to be damp and cold, be sure to wrap up warm if you're heading to Franklin's Gardens this Saturday.

The January sale is still on at the Saints Store! With reductions across a whole range of products including Macron Training Kit and 2018/19 Replica Kit, you're not going to want to miss it!

And with the main store open from 9am and the Supporter Village Store opening from 1pm, you've got plenty of time to grab some new gear before the game kicks off. New coats, scarves, hats and gloves are available in store, so it's easy to stay warm in the stands this winter!

Don't forget - both the Village Store and Saints Store will be open for 30 minutes after the game too so there's plenty of time to grab a bargain!

Please remember to bring your Season Ticket cards with you on Saturday! If you don't have your card at the turnstiles, we will be forced to charge you £5 to reprint your ticket for the game. 

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 12.30pm.

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 12midnight 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.

Saturday's Club of the Match is Wellingborough RFC, who will be completing the Guard of Honour on the pitch before the game. And don't forget to join us in the Supporter Village before the game when we'll be chatting to a member of Wellingborough about their experience as Club of the Match as well as a member of the Saints squad to preview the game!

Read more about the side and how you can get involved in this weekend's match day programme, available around the ground for just £3.50.

Northampton Saints Foundation will be bucket shaking around the ground on Saturday, raising money for the various worthy causes they support. 

And the Saints Foundation will be hosting their usual tent in the Village before the game, with the normal eight EcoCup bins also 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. 

Expect to see all the usual Supporter Village activity including face painting and passing challenge. 

We will also be joined by Club partners AutoWindscreens, Toolstation, Spirit Hyundai and Kubota in the Supporter Village before the game where the AutoWindscreen Rodeo Bull will return alongside the Toolstation tent, three Hyundai cars and some of Kubota's finest vehicles also on show for you to have a look at.

And don't forget to tune in to Question of Support as we put one supporter's Saints knowledge to the test!

We'll be joined by double Rugby World Cup winner and Women's Rugby Player of the Year nominee, Lydia Thompson who'll be chatting with us about Saints first-ever all-girls tournament. Carlsberg Face in the Crowd also returns, with one lucky supporter set to win tickets to the Sale Sharks game in February. 

And we'll be joined by Kitman Kev Buckby at the interval, where we'll be helping the Saints stalwart celebrate his 500th game for the Club!

Saints will be continuing the 75% 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 for the game are still available from £32 adults and £14 juniors and you can secure yours now by CLICKING HERE.



Ticket Office & Saints Store open


Car Parks open


Hospitality opens


Village and Stadium opens


Support Village Store and Ticket Office open


Saints v Leicester Tigers KICK OFF

3.45pm (approx.)

Carlsberg Face in the Crowd & celebration of Kitman Kev Buckby’s 500th Saints game

4.45pm (approx.)

Saints v Leicester Tigers FULL TIME


Ticket Office & Saints Store closes


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


Car Parks close

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