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Stadium - Franklin's Gardens
AddressFranklin's Gardens Weedon Road Northampton NN5 5BG, England
Franklin’s Gardens has over 2,000 spaces available across six car parks, all within easy walking distance of the stadium itself. Given that Franklin’s Gardens is in a residential area of the town, the Saints management strongly urges 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.
FROM THE NORTH (VIA M1)
Exit off motorway at junction 16 and follow the A45 to Northampton. At Cineworld roundabout turn right (down the hill). At TGI Fridays turn left and then straight over the next roundabout (the football ground should now be on your left). Follow signs to car parks.
FROM THE SOUTH (VIA THE M1)
Exit off motorway at junction 15A and follow the signs towards Sixfields. Turn right at roundabout (next to TGI Fridays) where Saints supporter car parks are clearly marked. Go straight over mini roundabout next to the Walter Tull Memorial and follow signs for car parks. There are season ticket car parks and pay and display car parks available.
FROM WELFORD, MARKET HARBOROUGH AREAS
Continue down the A508 (from Market Harborough) or A5199 (from Welford) to the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton. Turn right at the major set of traffic lights (The Cock Hotel is on the corner), signposted Sixfields. Continue on this road until you get to Cineworld roundabout (approx 3 miles) – go straight over and down the hill. Then continue as from M1 North.
FROM THE EAST
Follow A45 to M1 junction 15. Head north to junction 15A then follow directions from the South.
DISABLED CAR PARKING
Disabled car parking places can be booked in advance, but are normally taken up by season pass holders. Disabled supporters can be dropped off by the Saints Ticket Office, with drivers then able to use the club main car parks.
Season Ticket Holders can save 50 percent on their match day train travel to Northampton with London Midland from Rugby, Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard.
London Midland also serves Northampton from as far afield as Birmingham, London, and other major centres of population along this part of the West Coast Main Line. Both Birmingham and London are approx. one hour’s travel time from Northampton, with Franklin’s Gardens a short walk (or shorter bus ride – see below) from Northampton station.
For full information about regional train services head to www.londonmidland.com
A number of bus services operate along Weedon Road, with stops outside Franklin’s Gardens.
Number 5 runs between Northampton town centre and New Duston.
Numbers 9 and 9A run between Northampton town centre and Duston.
Numbers 15 and 15A run between Northampton town centre and St Crispins.
Numbers D1, D2 and D3 run between Northampton town centre and Weedon and Daventry
Number 50 runs between Northampton town centre and Swan Valley, with a stop on Edgar Mobbs Way by the Saints; official car parks.
Number 3 runs between Northampton town centre and Harlestone Manor, with a stop at the junction between Harlestone Road and Weedon Road, approx 200 metres from Franklin’s Gardens.
Number 96 runs between Northampton centre and Long Buckby, East Haddon and Rugby, with a stop at the junction between Harlestone Road and Weedon Road, approx 200 metres from Franklin’s Gardens.
All of the above also stop outside Northampton train station.
Further services operate between Northampton town centre and Wellingborough, Kettering, Milton Keynes and other regional centres. Change at Northampton bus station for connecting services to Franklin’s Gardens.
For more information and the full map of the local bus network head to www.stagecoachbus.com/northants-map.aspx
London Luton and Nottingham East Midlands are easily accessible by road from Northampton via the M1. Birmingham International is also within reach and has a direct rail link with London Midland trains.