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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.
  • This game is NOT included in 23/24 Season Ticket packages.
  • Tickets for Friday’s match are completely SOLD OUT, please arrive early to avoid queues. 
  • Dan Knight will join us on Friday – he’ll play in the Supporter Village pre-match and in the Rodber Bar after the match.
  • Northants Sings Out will join us at the semi-final, performing at half-time in the stadium on Friday. 
  • Make sure you pick up a free team photo hand clapper on the way into the stadium. 
  • Bring your flags along on Friday to create a brilliant atmosphere under the lights!

Northampton Saints host their last home match of the season this Friday (31 May, kick-off: 7.45pm), as Saracens come to cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals. 

The match marks a first home Premiership semi-final for the men in Black, Green and Gold since 2015, a decade on from the last time Saints lifted the league trophy.

A spot in the final on Saturday 8 June will be on the line on Friday evening, with table-topping Northampton locking horns with Saracens for the third time this term – having beaten the London side 18-12 (StoneX Stadium) and 41-30 (cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens) during the regular season.

We’re expecting a full house at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday – tickets for the clash between Saints and Saracens are completely SOLD OUT, so please allow plenty of time to get into your seat or place on the Terrace! 

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Guide to the Gardens | Saints vs Saracens

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

  • + TICKETS – SOLD OUT!

    • Tickets for Northampton Saints vs Saracens are completely SOLD OUT, no further tickets will be available from the Ticket Office on matchday. 
    • 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.
    • Please note, this game is NOT included in your 23/24 Season Ticket package. If you do not have a match ticket for this game, unfortunately, you will not be allowed entry. 

     

  • + TICKET OFFICE

    • The Ticket Office will be open inside the Saints Store from 12pm, with the windows opening at 5pm until 15 minutes after kick-off (approx. 8pm).
    • 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.

     

  • + 24/25 SEASON TICKETS

    • Northampton Saints Season Tickets are now available to renew or buy for the 2024/25 season – with the Ticket Office open from 12pm until approximately 8pm on matchday for supporters wishing to purchase or renew in person.
    • Prices* start from just £365 for adults and £87 for children – while the waiting list is open once again for the entry-level Pink ticket category (£229 adult / £87 child). 
    • For more information on the Season Ticket package, including benefits, pricing and key deadlines, please CLICK HERE.

     

  • + SAINTS STORE

    • The Saints Store is open from 12pm on matchday until kick-off (7.45pm) before reopening for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
    • 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.
    • There are now two stores in the Supporter Village, with the main Village Store and new Trailer Store open from 5.45pm until an hour after the final whistle.

     

  • + ENTERTAINMENT

    • Make sure you pick up a free team photo hand clapper on the way into the stadium. And don’t forget to bring your flags along on Friday to create a brilliant atmosphere under the lights!
    • Keep your eyes peeled for brass band, The Horn Brokers, and our stilt-walkers and jugglers around the stadium before the match. 
    • We’ll be joined by solo-artist Dan Knight in the Supporter Village pre-match and he’ll be back in the Rodber Bar after the game.
    • We’re also delighted to be joined by Northants Sings Out choir – fresh from their Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals, they’ll be treating us to some tunes on the pitch at half-time. 
    • Head along to our Inclusion Hub to have a go at our passing cage and visit our face-painters.
    • Club Partner Spirit Hyundai will be in the Village on Friday showcasing the new Ioniq 5 – see them to find out more.
    • Stick around after the match to see if you can catch one of Saints’ signed balls!

     

  • + SUPPORTER CHARTER

    • Northampton Saints asks all supporters attending Saints vs Saracens to familiarise themselves with the Club’s Supporter Charter
    • Whether it’s your first time coming to a match at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens or you’re a seasoned supporter, please also take a minute to read our Ground Regulations – which include information on what you can and cannot bring into the stadium.

     

  • + FOR THE KIDS

    • Are you bringing a mini-Saint to their very first match at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens? If so, we want to make it extra special with a First-time Fan Certificate, so they will never forget their first time watching the men in Black, Green and Gold. Fill out THIS FORM to be sent a certificate via email.
    • Kids can also play along with our special ‘Green Game’ MATCHDAY BINGO cards during the match – to make the game even more fun!
    • And for anyone whose weekly pocket money is burning a hole in their pocket, we’ve curated a special list of items for just £10 and under available from the Saints Store on matchday.

     

  • + FOOD & DRINK

    • A wide selection of bars and food stalls are open within the Village and stadium throughout matchday – please see the map above for full details of all the Food & Drink outlets around the Stadium.
    • You can also find food units from Saul’s of Spratton and West Cornwall Pasties in the Rodber Bar throughout matchday.
    • Loaded Fries are available as a hot food option within the Members Bar.  
    • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are all available around the ground. 
    • 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 11pm.

     

  • + CAR PARKING

    • 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 4.45pm, 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 midnight on Friday, there will be no access to any vehicle left behind until Monday 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.

     

  • + SMOKING

    • 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.

     

  • + ECO-CUPS

    • Please note, refunds on EcoCup deposits will now ONLY be made to over-18s – please do not encourage children to collect EcoCups that do not belong to your group, or ask other supporters for their cups.
    • Refunds on EcoCup deposits will ONLY be made contactlessly (via card) – cash refunds are no longer issued. 
    • Refunds on EcoCup returns will be available at at least one till unit in all bars across the stadium.
    • Alternatively, EcoCup deposits can be donated into one of the Northampton Saints Foundation’s branded bins around the ground – Northampton Saints 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.

     

  • + NORTHAMPTON SAINTS FOUNDATION

    • Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the Foundation’s Courtney Lawes prize draw with exclusive items signed by Courtney available – tickets cost just £10 and you can enter now for the chance to win HERE
    • 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 around the Supporter Village on Friday.

     

  • + OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

    • As the teams run out onto the pitch on Friday, there will be a pyrotechnic display in front of both the Carlsberg and Church’s Stand – 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.
    • As cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens is a front-loading stadium, Northampton Saints asks supporters to refrain from moving around the stadium while the match is in play to avoid blocking the view of your fellow supporters. Please note, you may be held back from returning to your seat by our stewards until there is a break in play.

     

MATCHDAY TIMINGS

12pm Ticket Office and Saints Store open
4.45pm Car Parks open
4.45pm Michael Jones Jeweller Champions Suite opens
5pm Ticket Office windows open
5.15pm Heroes Restaurant and Directors Experience opens
5.45pm Stadium opens
5.45pm Legends Lounge, Captains Bar and all boxes open
5.45pm Saints Store closes
7.45pm Northampton Saints vs Saracens KO
8pm (approx) Ticket Office closes
8.45pm (approx) Northampton Saints vs Saracens HT
9.45pm (approx) Northampton Saints vs Saracens FT
9.45pm (approx) Saints Store reopens
10.15pm (approx) Saints Store closes
11pm (approx) Staggered bar closures, ending in the Rodber Bar
12am Car parks close

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