History returns to Franklin’s Gardens on Wednesday night with a Saints XV taking on the British Army in the 2016 Mobbs Memorial Match. Here’s everything you need to know about the day…
Proceeds from the Mobbs Memorial Match support the charitable aims of the Mobbs Memorial Trust, which makes much-needed donations to junior clubs in the East Midlands. As such entry into the game is NOT included in the 2015/16 Season Ticket package.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £3 for juniors, concessions and Armed Forces personnel and veterans.
They can be booked in advance at www.tinyurl.com/Mobbs2016 but tickets will be available on the day from the Saints Superstore, which opens at 12noon and will remain open until the 7:45pm. The Saints Ticket Office itself will open at 5pm.
TWO GAMES, ONE TICKET
The Mobbs Memorial Match will be preceded by a game between the East Midlands Under-23s and the British Army Under-23s, which will kick off on Pitch 1 at 5pm.
The Match Day Village, Rodber Suite and Members Bar open at 4pm, with the stadium open at 6pm. Seating is unreserved, with supporters able to watch from either the Tetley’s or Barwell Stands.
Car parking is in Car Park D, which opens at 4pm.
PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT AND WREATH LAYING
There will be a performance on the main pitch from The Band of the Queen’s Division, who will also play during the half-time interval.
As is customary, wreaths will be laid on the Franklin’s Gardens war memorial immediately before kick off, so supporters are asked to be in their seats or terrace spaces no later than 7:40pm.
PAYING RESPECTS ON ABINGTON SQUARE
Edgar Mobbs is a figure who is remembered across Northampton, and at 4:30pm a wreath will be laid on the Mobbs statue on Abington Square in the heart of the town.
All intending to attend should be at this location some 10-to-15 minutes beforehand. The closest car parking in Northampton town centre is the St Michael’s Car Park on St Michael’s Road. The first two hours are free.