Northampton Saints is delighted to announce that, as things stand, today’s match against Sale Sharks will be going ahead as planned despite the adverse weather conditions in recent days.
The Club took every measure possible to ensure that Franklin’s Gardens would be safe for purpose for the Aviva Premiership clash, which kicks off at 3pm this afternoon.
With a lot of snow still to be shifted from inside the stadium however, the Club is calling for any supporters able to safely get to Franklin's Gardens to come along with a shovel and lend a hand. Any helpers are asked to please report to the Ticket Office.
“Our head groundsman Wayne Billing and his team have worked superbly this week, alongside local firm Sports & Stadia Services, to ensure the playing surface has not been affected by the snow and ice,” said Saints CEO Mark Darbon.
“And despite more snow and ice over the last 24 hours, our Andy Tresias and the rest of our stadium team have also been working non-stop overnight to make sure the car parks around the ground, the Supporter Village, and the gangways around the stadium will all be clear in time for the match.
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“It’s been fantastic to see everyone mucking in around the club; our academy boys were in yesterday alongside many other members of staff who left their desks and picked up shovels to help out.
“This has been a real group effort and I know that our players and supporters will really appreciate their efforts.”
Supporters should continue to check the Club's website and social media channels for any further updates.
Tickets are still available for Saints' home clash with Sale Sharks on Saturday 3 March from the ticket office at Franklin’s Gardens, online by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Saints Ticket Office on 01604 581000.