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Guide to the Gardens | Saints vs Saracens
Guide to the Gardens | Saints vs Saracens
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Guide to the Gardens: Northampton Saints vs Saracens

  • Stadium opens 5.45pm, kick-off 7.45pm.
  • Season Ticket Holder and Members, you can earn 50 Saints Rewards points my attending the match on Wednesday!
  • We’ll have live music from Scott Walters and Dan Butterworth pre-match and in the Rodber Bar after the game.
  • Head along to the Family Zone to see our face painters, and try out Saints’ Passing Challenge.
  • Keep an eye out for the Northampton Saints Foundation Raffle in the Rodber Bar and Supporter Village.

Northampton Saints welcome Saracens to cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Wednesday 5 October (kick-off: 7.45pm) for the re-arranged Round 1 clash.

After beginning their Cup campaign with a narrow 28-26 defeat at London Irish last week, Saints head back to Northampton for their first home match of the competition – after the match was originally postponed following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The men in Black, Green and Gold take on the north Londoners for the first time this term, ahead of hitting the road to face Saracens again in the Gallagher Premiership next month. 

Tickets for the match are still available – with prices starting from £17 adult / £6 child*. Please note; tickets prices rise by £3 per ticket if purchased on matchday.

For more details on everything that’s going at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens (including off-pitch entertainment, opening times and other important information) please click on the titles below...


    • Tickets for Northampton Saints vs London Irish are still available to purchase HERE – with prices starting at £17 adult / £6 child*.
    • Your match tickets are attached to your purchase confirmation email – please ensure you have these either printed on A4 paper, viewable on your smartphone, or added to your smartphone digital wallet before arriving at the stadium. Screenshots of your tickets are not accepted by the scanners on our turnstiles.
    • Meanwhile, Season Ticket Holders will be able to access the ground using their 2022/23 Season Ticket cards.
    • And Season Ticket Holder and Members, you can earn 50 Saints Rewards points my attending the match on Wednesday!

    • The Saints Store is open from 5pm on matchday until kick-off (7.45pm). Once you have entered the ground, you will not be able to access the Saints Store but the Village Store will be open throughout matchday.
    • Our Village Store (located inside the Supporter Village) will open at 5.45pm until 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.
    • The Saints Store will also re-open on the full-time whistle for approximately 30 minutes.



    • The Ticket Office windows will be open from 5pm on matchday until approximately 8pm, re-opening for the half-time interval too. 
    • Those who have not printed their tickets at home, or are not able to show their barcode on a mobile phone, will be able to have their matchday ticket printed at the Ticket Office for a £2.50 fee.



    • Principal partner cinch will be hosting photo opportunities in the Inclusion Hub in the Supporter Village, head along to grab a photo in there!
    • Scott Walters and Dan Butterworth will treat us to some live music in the Supporter Village before the match on Wednesday, beginning from 5.45pm, as well as returning after the game in the Rodber Bar too.
    • Old Northamptonians will form the Guard of Honour as the sides run out.
    • You can also head to the Family Zone ahead of the match to have a go at Saints’ passing challenge and see our face painters!
    • Club Partner Spirit Hyundai will be in the Supporter Village with some of their vehicles – see them to find out more.


  • + FOOD & DRINK

    • A selection of bars and food stalls are open within the Village and stadium throughout matchday, with food limited to Saul’s of Spratton, The Grill, Chicken Shop and Gallops Farm Burger units, and a selection of hot drinks units around the stadium.
    • You can also find a food counter from Saul’s of Spratton in the Rodber Bar throughout matchday.
    • Please be aware that cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens is a cashless stadium; all bars and food outlets will only accept card payments.
    • There will be a staggered bar closure around the stadium, ending in the Rodber Bar at approximately 10.30pm.



    • Car Parking (in Claret Car Park, NN5 5JT) will be available for £7.50 on the day via contactless payment upon arrival. Car parking tickets are not available to purchase in advance. Car Parks open at 5pm, with the stadium opening its gates at 5.45pm.
    • Please also be aware that there will be no movement in the VIP Car Park from ten minutes before the full-time whistle for approximately 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 11.30pm on Wednesday, there will be no access to any vehicle left behind until Thursday morning.
    • Given that cinch Stadium at 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.



    • cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens is a NO SMOKING stadium. Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted anywhere in the stadium or Supporter Village pre, during or post-match. 
    • Supporters wishing to smoke will be allowed to exit the stadium during half-time to use one of the designated smoking areas outside Gates 1, 2, 3 and 4 – stewards will be on hand to direct you and will manage exit and re-entry into the stadium.



    • As the teams run out onto the pitch, there will be a pyrotechnic display – please be advised this may include a series of loud bangs/crackles.
    • ​The Club requests that supporters refrain from standing at the side of the pitch to watch the warm-up to prevent congestion. Please watch the warm-up from your seat. 
    • Don’t forget, you can drop your EcoCup in one of the Northampton Saints Foundation’s branded bins around the ground – the Foundation will receive a donation for every cup deposited, with funds raised supporting life-changing programmes for children across the county. To see where you can donate your cups, please CLICK HERE.
    • You can also have a go at the Northampton Saints Foundation’s raffle – find them in the Rodber Bar and Supporter Village on Wednesday!



5pm Ticket Office and Saints Store open
5pm Car Parks open
5.15pm Directors Suite and Michael Jones Jeweller Champions Suite open
5.45pm Executive Boxes, Legends Lounge and Captains Club open
5.45pm Stadium opens
7.45pm Northampton Saints vs Saracens KO
7.45pm Saints Store and Ticket Office close
8.30pm Northampton Saints vs Saracens HT
8.30pm Ticket Office re-opens for the interval
9.30pm Northampton Saints vs Saracens FT
9.30pm Saints Store re-open for 30 minutes
10.30pm Staggered bar closures, ending in the Rodber Bar
11.30pm Car Parks close

* All ticket prices are subject to a £1.50 booking fee.

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