We’ve got wall-to-wall rugby at Franklin’s Gardens this Saturday!
The Saints’ European Rugby Champions Cup Round 1 clash with Montpellier kicks off at 5:30pm. But supporters can get into the mood early because we’ll be showing both of the previous games between Leinster and Castres, and Toulon and Saracens, from 3:15pm on the various big screens in the bars in the stadium.
We’ve also got an Under-13 tournament on the training pitches which gets underway at 12noon, with all of the teams parading around the main pitch during the half-time interval, when we’ll also have a brand new interactive game on the big screen, too!
Then when the final whistle blows there will be live music in the Rodber Suite, with the day’s late game between the Scarlets and Sale Sharks, which kicks off at 7:45pm.
Car parks open at 2pm and will close at 11pm. Supporters are advised to leave some extra time to get to the game, as Northampton Town are playing at home on Saturday and their supporters will be leaving as the Saints’ supporters are arriving.
All public car parking (i.e. supporters without car parking passes) is in the Claret Car Park on Edgar Mobbs Way; directions are at www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/matchday, where you can also find more information about public transport alternatives. Should supporters choose not to use the club’s official car parks then they must park with due care for the needs of local residents and businesses.
The Match Day Village and bars open at 2:30pm, as does the Trinity Shop in the Village, which will also be open during the half-time break.
The Saints Ticket Office will be open between 9am and 8pm for match day sales; advance tickets can be booked now at www.tinyurl.com/SAI-MON-1617 and by using [email protected] supporters can save themselves the admin fees!
Supporters can win prizes by taking selfies at the clearly marked points around the stadium and then seeing the Halos in the Village. And if you tweet your match day photo to @SaintsRugby it could be shown on the big screen at half-time!
Franklin’s Gardens on a match day – not just rugby!