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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Timisoara Saracens

  • Stadium opens 6pm, kick-off 8pm
  • Treat yourself in the huge Saints Store Jaunary sale!
  • STHs - please remember to bring your Season Ticket cards!
  • Please give generously to our bucket shakers from Child Bereavement Fund
  • Free face painting and passing challenge in the Supporter Village
  • Deposit your unwanted EcoCups to donate to Northampton Saints Foundation

Off the back of an impressive performance at the Stade Marcel Michelin as Saints just lost out to Top 14 leaders Clermont Auvergne, the men in Black, Green and Gold return home this weekend to face Timisoara Saracens for the first time ever.

After the snow put a halt to the game in Romania, Saints will be hoping to cement their place in the European Challenge Cup knot-out rounds as they take on the Timisoara side this Friday night.

With the weather set to be dry but cold, be sure to wrap up warm if you're heading to Franklin's Gardens this Friday.

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 10am and the Supporter Village Store opening from 6pm, 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 Friday! 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 Car Park D will be available on the gate for £5. Car Parks open at 5.30pm.

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 Bletchley RFC, who will be completing the Guard of Honour on the pitch before the game. And don't forget to join us in the Rodber Bar before the game when we'll be chatting to a member of Bletchley 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.

A collection is being made on Friday night for Child Bereavement UK by employees of the Nationwide Building Society.

Child Bereavement UK is a national charity that supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. No-one expects their precious baby or child to die before them, nor for their child to be bereaved of someone important in their life. Yet every year this is the experience of thousands of UK families.   

To speak to a professionally trained bereavement support worker (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) call 0800 02 888 40 or email [email protected].

Please donate generously if you see them around the ground!

Northampton Saints Foundation will be hosting their usual tent in the Village before the game. And, as normal, 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. 

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

We will also be joined by Club partners Spirit Hyundai and Kubota in the Supporter Village before the game where there'll be three Hyundai cars and some of Kubota's finest vehicles on show for you to have a look at.

We'll be joined by Community partner school Bedford Modern School as they are presented with signed Saints shirts as part of their Saints in the Schools membership. We'll also be reminiscing on European glories with former Saintsmen and one lucky supporter will win tickets to the Leicester Tigers game with Face in the Crowd.

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 £20 adults and £10 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 Timisoara Saracens KICK OFF

8.45pm (approx.)

Face in the Crowd & shirt presentation to Bedford Modern School

9.30pm (approx.)

Saints v Timisoara Saracens 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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