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Guide to the Gardens: Saints v Worcester Warriors

  • Catch all the action from England v New Zealand in the Village from 8.30am
  • Stadium opens 12pm, kick-off 2pm
  • Enjoy music from brass band Rio Brass in the Village pre and post-match
  • Keep your eyes peeled in the village for Saints' Spooktacular Halloween Challenge
  • Take part in Bernie's Halloween costume contest

Northampton Saints are back at Franklin's Gardens for the third time this season on Saturday as they kick-off the home Gallagher Premiership campaign against Worcester Warriors (kick-off 2pm).

Waking up early to catch the first World Cup semi-final? Why not head to the Gardens to catch the action in the Supporter Village from 8.30am?

Food and drink will be on offer from outlets in the Village - and you can enjoy half-price until half-time at the Village Bar! And after the match, you're welcome to stay and soak in the atmosphere of our pre-match tournament and Saints' Spooktacular Halloween challenge until the gates open for Saints v Worcester.

All you need to watch is a ticket to Saints v Worcester; entry is via Gate 3 (at the back of the Supporter Village) where you will receive a wristband to allow you re-entry for the game later in the afternoon. Please note: you will still need your ticket to be allowed back into the stadium for Saints v Worcester.

If you want to purchase a ticket to the game on the day, please be aware that you will have to visit the main Ticket Office off Weedon Road - this will be open from 8.30am.

Please note that Saints v Worcester kicks off at 2pm this weekend - make sure you're on time so you don't miss the action!

There are now three places you can get your Saints merchandise from on a matchday - with our brand-new retail trailer situated out by the back pitches. This will be open from 11am on Saturday so be sure to check it out!

Trick or treat yourself to a challenge before the game gets underway and join in with Bernie’s Halloween family pumpkin hunt! And don't forget Bernie will be judging a competition for the best Halloween outfit of the day so get your costumes ready. For more information about the Saints' Spooktacular Halloween challenge CLICK HERE.

After their successful introduction last month, Rio Brass - a four-piece brass band - will be returning to the Supporter Village stage before the game. And don't forget to see if you can make it onto the Toolstation challenge leaderboard in the Family Zone!

You can watch the stars of the future out of the back pitches as we welcome six clubs for our Under-15s/16s matchday festival. And we'll also be joined by Club of the Match - Rushden & Higham RFC - they'll be with Pete Nuttall for an interview in the Supporter Village pre-match as well as forming the Guard of Honour as the team run out. To find out more about being a Club of the Match at a future game, please CLICK HERE.

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

If you haven't visited the Garden yet this year, you'll notice we've installed new clocks within the stadium - these can be found at the back of both the Carlsberg and Church's Stands. Please note: the old clocks in the South and Barwell Stands are no longer in use. 

​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 also be joined by Rio Brass, who'll be treating us to some more tunes in the interval.

And our Saints in the Schools partner schools will be collecting their signed shirts under the posts during the break. For more information on becoming one of our partner schools CLICK HERE.

Don't go anywhere after the final whistle blows - we'll be treated to some more music by Rio Brass in the Village!

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

If you haven't already got your hands on the 2019/20 kits, they will be available to purchase from both the Saints Store and the Village Store on Saturday.

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 11.30am, 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 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 is 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 to the needs of local residents and businesses.

Tickets for the game are still available from £20 adults and £8 children and you can secure yours now by CLICKING HERE.


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