With plenty to see and do before the rugby gets underway, make sure you've got your day at Franklin's Gardens planned out!
MATCHDAY OPENING HOURS
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Saturday From 9am
Sunday From 9am
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Saturday From 9am
Sunday From 9am
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Franklin's Gardens has over 1,500 spaces available across six car parks, all within easy walking distance of the stadium.
Given that Franklin's Gardens is 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 to the needs of local residents and businesses.
Franklin's Gardens is a stadium with full disabled access, with provisions in place to ensure disabled supporters and their carers are well catered for.
There is ample seating available both pitchside and at a higher level within the stadium, as well as disabled toilet facilities.
Franklin's Gardens is a no smoking stadium; there are designated smoking areas around the ground that can be used. Please note the use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited.
EATING AND DRINKING
Northampton Saints boasts six different bars on matchdays and numerous food outlets provided by our caterers Compass Group, to make sure both home and away supporters are neither hungry nor thirsty!
With indoor and outdoor seating areas, the Marquee bar is the first bar to open on a matchday and (located behind the South Stand) is close to all the activities in the Supporter Village.
The Rodber Bar, named after Saints Hall of Famer Tim Rodber, is the largest of Franklin's Gardens bars and sits in the middle of the Carlsberg Stand. It boasts a long service area and plenty of televisions to take in the latest sporting action before and after the game. This bar can only be accessed from the pitchside doors after supporters have been through the turnstiles.
To reduce queueing the Rodber Bar has high-speed dispensers and card-only queues to ensure supporters are served as quickly as possible. There is also a pie and pasty stand for hungry supporters!
Situated next to the Robder Bar in the Carlsberg Stand, the Captain's Club is a laid-back, social suite that provides an inviting setting for match-goers who want to mingle with fellow supporters. And with a post-match Q&A with a Saints player from the matchday squad, a matchday programme and team sheet, plus a Captain's Club pin badge as part of the deal, you can enjoy your exclusive bar in style.
Exclusively available to Season Ticket Holders, book your spot in the Captain's Club by emailing [email protected] or ringing 01604 599118.
This bar is open to all and can be found in the Barwell Stand. Paid for by the members of the Club when the Barwell Stand was built, this bar features large TV screens, pictures of Saints internationals and the honours board.
Again, high-speed dispensers and card-only queues are in place to ensure supporters are served as quickly as possible.
Found at the back of the Carlsberg Stand, the Heroes Restaurant boasts a relaxed atmosphere and superb food. With a delicious menu and a superb atmosphere within the relaxed suite, the Heroes Restaurant is a fine choice for any matchday at the Gardens.
A two-course meal, a matchday programme and teamsheet, a dedicated bar, WiFi, and a pre-match Q&A with a Saints player are all included within the upgrade package.
To book your place in the Heroes Restaurant either email [email protected] or ring 01604 599118.
IN THE VILLAGE
The Franklin's Gardens Supporter Village is renowned for providing supporters of all teams with the perfect environment to mingle before the rugby gets going.
With a wide variety of food and drink outlets on offer, there's plenty to choose from when it comes to refreshments. A range of street food is on offer, from hog roast to an ostrich burger, as well as pick 'n' mix for those with a sweet tooth.
Before most home games there is even more rugby to be enjoyed with Saints hosting regular matchday festivals.
Festivals are held for young players from the Under-7s age group right up to Under-16s, including the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for Under-11s and Under-12s. Clubs come to Franklin's Gardens from across the east of England (and beyond!) to compete on the first team's training pitches, with the winners and runners-up receiving their prizes on the pitch at half-time.
These festivals also serve another purpose – the Saints Academy coaches will be watching and players from Under-13s upwards may be invited back to train with one of Saints' Player Development Groups.
If you are interested in taking part in a matchday festival, email the Community team at [email protected].
If you're a junior rugby club, school or community group, you can receive coaching from the Saints Community team and players before the big match.
Availability may be limited due to tournament activity, but we will try to accommodate everyone as far as possible. Email the Community team on [email protected] to get involved!