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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Lyon OU

  • Stadium opens 11am, kick-off 1pm
  • Be in your seat five minutes early to take part in the Remembrance Ceremony
  • Geoff Allen returns to read ‘For the Fallen’
  • Enjoy music from guitarist Steven Heath 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 fifth time this season on Sunday afternoon, as the men in Black, Green and Gold welcome Lyon OU to kick-off their Heineken Champions Cup campaign (kick-off 1pm).

Please note the early kick-off time of 1pm – make sure you're at the Gardens with plenty of time to spare to catch all the action!

Now a tradition at Franklin’s Gardens, the squad and the crowd will pay their respects to the town’s fallen war heroes during the annual Remembrance Ceremony before the game kicks off – with the laying of wreaths, a performance of the ‘Last Post’ and minute’s silence accompanying Geoff Allen’s reading of Laurence Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen’.

Please note: you will need to take your seat earlier than normal to avoid missing the ceremony. If you are not in your seat or place on the terrace at least five minutes before kick-off, you may be held back by stewards until after the ceremony has taken place.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? You can kick it off with a trip to the Saints Store this Sunday where the Christmas Shop is now open! 

Our new retail trailer – located out by the back pitches – is open from 8.45am, meaning that in addition to the Club Shop and Supporter Village Store, there are more places to grab Saints merchandise than ever. 

Get yourself down to the Gardens early on Sunday to make the most of special drinks offers in the Supporter Village before the game – until 12pm you can enjoy pints of Heineken 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 28 local clubs for our Under-10s matchday festival. And we'll also be joined by Club of the Match, Northampton BBOB 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.

You will also be able to support to this week’s Bucket Shake, collecting for the Royal British Legion, before the game – buckets will be stationed around the ground, so please donate generously!

If you have enjoyed the Village music in recent weeks, you’re in for a treat this Sunday as we're joined by award-winning singer and guitarist Steven Heath, who’ll be treating us to some tunes on stage before the game. 

And keep an eye out for the Northampton Saints Foundation in the Village, who have a new range of merchandise available to purchase, with all proceeds going towards the worthy causes the Foundation supports.

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!

We’ll be treated to more tunes by Steven Heath on the Village stage after the final whistle blows to round off a superb afternoon of entertainment!

Season Ticket Holders new and returning, please remember your Season cards this Sunday – there will be a £5 charge to reprint your ticket should you forget them!

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 10.30am, 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 8pm 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 £15 adults and £6 children and you can secure yours now by CLICKING HERE.


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