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Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers - FAQs

GENERAL

How will this game raise money for Rob Horne?
The Club will donate £5 per Season Ticket Holder directly to Rob Horne. In addition, supporters will have the opportunity to donate when they purchase tickets for the match. On match day itself a number of fundraising initiatives will be in operation, for example bucket shakes, raffles & auctions and a text-to-donate facility.

How much are tickets?
Early bird tickets start from just £20 for Adults and £10 for Juniors.

When do tickets go on sale? 
Tickets for the match are available now. CLICK HERE to book.

Why couldn’t you just play the game at Franklin’s Gardens? 
By taking the game away from Franklin’s Gardens and moving it to a stadium with the capacity of Twickenham we are maximising the amount of money that we can raise for Rob and his family. There is also a significant financial incentive for the Club to host the game – one we could not ignore. This is also a unique opportunity for Saints supporters to experience the brand-new Twickenham East Stand development before anyone else and experience a great day out at the home of English rugby.

When were you approached by the RFU and when was this decided? 
The RFU approached Saints to host a home match at Twickenham earlier this summer so they could test their new East Stand development ahead of the 2018 Autumn Internationals. The decision to relocate the game to Twickenham was unanimously approved by the Saints Board in June.

Aren’t Saints at a disadvantage by moving a home game to a neutral venue? 
Chris Boyd, the coaching staff and the playing squad are confident Saints supporters will recreate the same special atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium as they do at Franklin’s Gardens for an East-Midlands derby. Everyone at the Club is looking forward to hosting this special game on one of the biggest stages in world rugby to help support Rob Horne. 

Is this game a one-off or part of an ongoing agreement with the RFU?
This game is a one-off event and we don’t currently have plans to take any home matches away from Franklin’s Gardens in future.

How is Rob Horne and what is the latest on his condition? 
For an update on Rob, please watch our exclusive interview with him HERE.

Will Rob be at the match? 
Yes – Rob will be returning to the UK to attend the fixture in October and will deliver the match ball.

Can I get involved in the fundraising? 
Absolutely, supporters can volunteer to get involved by emailing the Saints Community team on community@northamptonsaints.co.uk.

Can I park my car at Franklin’s Gardens and travel to Twickenham Stadium by coach?
Yes. Parking at Franklin’s Gardens will be free of charge, provided you have pre-booked coach travel to the match.  

Can I book parking at Twickenham Stadium? 
Yes – further details of car parking at Twickenham Stadium will be made available shortly. 

How much is coach travel?  
Coach travel for Season Ticket Holders is free of charge, otherwise coaches to Twickenham will be available at £20 – please CLICK HERE to book now. Please be aware that you can only purchase up to ten spaces in any one transaction.

I require a disabled access ticket – who do I contact to book?  
If you are a Season Ticket Holder please contact the Ticket Office on 01604 581 000 for more information. General enquiries for disabled access tickets should be directed to the RFU, information on how to contact the RFU about accessibility can be found by CLICKING HERE.

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

Is this match included with my Season Ticket?
Yes. Northampton Saints vs Leicester Tigers at Twickenham Stadium is included with a 2018/19 season ticket.

I am a Season Ticket Holder – how long do I have to claim my seat?
Season Ticket Holders will have three weeks to opt in for their seat at Twickenham, which will be reserved in the best seating positions in the stadium at no additional cost. After Wednesday 8th August, this offer will expire and these seats will go back on general sale. Please CLICK HERE and complete our online booking form to secure your place and specify travel preferences.

Season Ticket Holders can still opt-in to secure a seat at the game after the three-week deadline but will not be guaranteed a prime seating location in the stadium bowl.

How will you help STHs get to Twickenham Stadium? 
Free coaches from Franklin’s Gardens will be available to allow Season Ticket Holders to travel to Twickenham Stadium. Complimentary parking will also be available for Season Ticket Holders wishing to drive. Please CLICK HERE and complete our online booking form to secure your place and specify travel preferences.

Will you be arranging travel packages for supporters? 
Travel packages will be available for supporters making the journey from Northampton. Coach travel for Season Ticket Holders is free of charge, otherwise coaches to Twickenham will be available at £20 – CLICK HERE to book now. Please be aware that you can only purchase up to ten spaces in any one transaction.

Will my seat at Twickenham Stadium match the seat/position I have at Franklin’s Gardens? 
The Club’s Season Ticket Holders will have category ‘A’ seating reserved at Twickenham Stadium, which must be claimed by Wednesday 8 August. Please CLICK HERE and complete our online booking form to secure your place and specify travel preferences.

Can I buy additional tickets next to my seats?
Yes, Season Ticket Holders will be able to purchase additional tickets next to their reserved seats at Twickenham priced at £36 for Adults and £10 for Juniors. Season Ticket Holders have until 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 August to order any additional tickets. To request a call from Saints Staff to arrange additional tickets, please CLICK HERE and complete our online booking form.

Is it possible to sit next to my friends at Twickenham Stadium if they are also Season Ticket Holders?
Yes, you will be able to specify up to six other Season Ticket Holders to sit next to. To arrange to sit next to other Season Ticket Holders, please CLICK HERE and complete our online booking form.

Will STHs be re-reimbursed?
In accordance with our ticketing terms and conditions, we will not be offering any refunds for Season Ticket Holders. 

What do you say to some of the Season Ticket Holders who have voiced a preference to play all home games at Franklin’s Gardens? 
While we recognise it is the desire of some of our Season Ticket Holders to play all home matches at Franklin’s Gardens, we feel these are exceptional circumstances. The opportunity to move this match to a stadium with over five times the capacity of Franklin’s Gardens in order to raise as much as possible for Rob Horne – and for the Club to secure a significant financial benefit in the process – was one we could not refuse.

HOSPTALITY

I have purchased an Executive box / a hospitality package  will I receive the equivalent at Twickenham? 
For all enquiries regarding hospitality please contact our dedicated hospitality team on 01604 751543.