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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Newcastle Falcons

  • Bring your gifts along for the TP Big Xmas Toy Collection!
  • Stadium opens 1pm, kick-off 3pm
  • The game is not on TV, so the only place to catch all the action is at the Gardens!
  • STHs - please remember to bring your Season Ticket cards!
  • Stick around to catch Barbarians v Argentina in the Rodber Bar after the game
  • Pick up the new 2018/19 home and away kits
  • Free face painting and passing challenge in the Supporter Village

Heading back to the Gardens looking to secure their third win in three games at home, Saints host Newcastle Falcons in round nine of the Gallagher Premiership this weekend.

Despite a frustrating loss at Sale Sharks last time out, Saints have the chance to propel themselves into the top six this Saturday so be sure to head to Franklin's Gardens this Saturday to help get behind the side. 

TP TOY COLLECTION
As in previous years, this Saturday Saints will partner with Travis Perkins for the ‘TP Big Xmas Toy Collection'.

With the aim of brightening the festive season for thousands of young people in care and in need across Northamptonshire, Saints and Travis Perkins are calling on all supporters to make this great community initiative a success.

Saints supporters can get involved by…

  • Spending no more than £10 on a new toy or gift
  • Bringing it along to the match against Newcastle Falcons this Saturday
  • Donating the gift at one of multiple drop-off points for the Toy Collection – including the ‘Travis Perkins truck’ in the centre of the Match Day Village at Franklin’s Gardens, and also another Travis Perkins collection point by the statue as you enter through the main gates.

For gift ideas and more information on the Toy Collection, please CLICK HERE.

WEATHER
With the weather set to be cool with light rain, be sure to wrap up if you're headed to Franklin's Gardens this Saturday.

KEEP WARM AT THE GARDENS
With the main store open from 9am and the Supporter Village Store opening from 11am, you've got plenty of time to grab some new gear 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 2018/19 range of training wear, are also available from the Saints Store. 

And don't forget, Saints Shirt Amnesty is still running! Trade in your old rugby shirt and receive 25% off an 18/19 Away Shirt while supporting SOS Kit Aid's fantastic cause. For more information on the Amnesty, SOS Kit Aid and how you can get involved, CLICK HERE.

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
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. 

BARBARIANS v ARGENTINA
Don't rush off after the game; we'll be showing the Barbarians v Argentina game in the Rodber Bar as well as all hospitality areas straight after Saints v Falcons!

And we'll be joined by a member of the Saints match day squad who'll be giving us a post-match insight into how the game went.

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. 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 9pm 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 St Ives RFC, who will be completing the Guard of Honour on the pitch before the game. And don't forget to join us in the Village before the game when we'll be chatting to a member of St Ives about their experience as Club of the Match!

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
As always, the Northampton Saints Foundation will be onsite – with their tent found in the Supporter Village before the game.

And there will 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. 

PARTNER ACTIVITY
With the usual Supporter Village Store, face painting and passing challenge out in the Village, we will also be joined by Club partners Kubota, Spirit Hyundai and AutoWindscreens in the Supporter Village before the game, as well as fellow partners Carlsberg hosting their Face in the Crowd game at half-time.

Kubota will be giving supporters the opportunity to get a closer look at one fo their famous tractors, while Spirit Hyundai are bringing three of their cars for you to have a look at. And AutoWindscreens will be hosting their Rodeo Rugby Ball so make sure you go along to see how well you can do!

HALF-TIME
As well as Carlsberg's Face in the Crowd, we'll be joined by RedHatPhoto Claire Jones as she celebrates her 350th game at the Club, with this weekend's game actually becoming her 200th consecutive game as the Club's photographer. Claire will be presented with a shirt by Chief Executive, Mark Darbon, as the Club pay her thanks for her incredible achievement.

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
The 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 there to book your place at Saints' upcoming games without having to leave the stadium. 

Tickets for the game are still available from £28 adults and £1 juniors, CLICK HERE to book. 

SAINTS v FALCONS TIMINGS

9.00am

Ticket Office & Saints Store open

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 Falcons KICK OFF

3.45pm (approx.)

Carlsberg Face in the Crowd and RedHatPhoto shirt presentation

4.45pm (approx.)

Saints v Falcons FULL TIME

5.15pm

Ticket Office closes

5.45pm

Saints Store closes

6.45pm

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

9.00pm

Car Parks close