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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Leicester Tigers

  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm
  • Take your seats early – we’ve got a full house on Saturday!
  • Bring your toys for the TP Toy Collection in the Village
  • Deposit your EcoCups in the bins around the ground to donate to the Saints Foundation
  • Enjoy music from guitarist Dan Knight in the Village pre and post-match
  • Arrive early to enjoy special drinks offers in the container bars

Northampton Saints are back at Franklin’s Gardens for the sixth time this season on Saturday afternoon, as the men in Black, Green and Gold welcome Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

SAINTS v TIGERS SOLD OUT
Please note: every seat in the stadium will be in use on Saturday as all tickets are completely sold out! 

Take your seats early to avoid queuing – if you are trying to enter the stadium after kick-off you may well be held by a steward for a break in play before being allowed to take your seat.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON RAILWAYS
If you're travelling to the Gardens by train this weekend, please note there is industrial action taking place which may disrupt your journey. Please find more information on the action at the following links if you're travelling from Euston, Birmingham or Milton Keynes.

NEW RECYCLING BINS AROUND THE GROUND
As part of the Club’s new green initiative, Franklin’s Gardens has now been installed with a brand-new recycling system – so dry recycling, food waste and general waste bins are now available. Saints strongly urge all supporters to use the new bins this weekend, please do speak to your nearest steward if you're unsure about which one to use.

SAINTS STORE CHRISTMAS SHOP OPEN
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? You can kick it off with a trip to the Saints Store this Saturday where the Christmas Shop is now open! 

Our new retail trailer – located out by the back pitches – is open from 8.40am, meaning that in addition to the Club Shop and Supporter Village Store, there are more places to grab Saints merchandise than ever. 

DONATE YOUR ECOCUP TO SAINTS FOUNDATION
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 CLICK HERE.

TRAVIS PERKINS TOY COLLECTION
You can donate toys for the annual Travis Perkins Toy Collection this Saturday.

Help brighten the festive season for thousands of young people in care and in need across Northamptonshire and visit the Travis Perkins truck in the Village to make your donation! 

For more information on making a donation please CLICK HERE.

PRE-MATCH
Make sure you’re at the Gardens early on Saturday 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.  

You can also watch the stars of the future out on the back pitches as we welcome 22 local clubs for our Under-12s matchday festival. And we’ll be joined by Club of the Match, Bugbrooke RFC, who 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.

If you have enjoyed the Village music in recent weeks, you’re in for a treat this Saturday as we're joined by Northampton-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Dan Knight, who’ll be treating us to some tunes on stage before the game. 

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!

Club Partner Kubota will be running a competition in the village, where you can win prizes by guessing the number of balls in the vehicle, and keep an eye out for the Northampton Saints Foundation in the Village, who have a new range of merchandise available to purchase.

HALF-TIME 
During the interval, we’ll be joined by the 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!

And we’ll also be treated to some live music as we welcome back the Oundle CCF Marching Band.

POST-MATCH
Dan Knight will return to the Village stage after the final whistle blows to round off a superb afternoon of entertainment.

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
Season Ticket Holders new and returning, please remember your Season cards this Saturday – there will be a £5 charge to reprint your ticket should you forget them.

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 (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 Saturday 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 urges 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.

SAINTS v LEICESTER TIGERS TIMINGS

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