Northampton Saints Rugby Union
i don't claim to be a regular attender of Saints games but, do make the effort to attent some. Season 2006/7 they are playing in the premier division so a good standard of rugby to watch. Usually a very good atmosphere inside the modern stadium too.
Photos taken at the 2000 European Cup win at Twickenham.
After many years sharing the ground with the local football team Northamptonshire now have a decent home ground now that "the Cobblers" have moved to Sixfields. Although not up to test match standard it's a great improvement and is a pleasant place to watch cricket on a summer day.
Northamptonshire are usually an under achieving team on the pitch, 2006 saw several good batting displays and many woeful days spent in the field chasing the ball around. Hopefully 2007 will be an improvement.
Admission to the ground is not usually expensive.
Northampton Town F.C.
"The Cobblers" is the club nickname, the area was once the home of British boot and shoe manufacturing, sadly little left now as foreign imports are cheaper. Anyway, back to the football, while I'm not able to attend as many games as I used to (I used to be a safety steward for several seasons) I still go fairly often.
Season 2006/7 sees the Cobblers in Division 1 of the Football League, so, a reasonable standard of play should be on offer.
Their home ground, the Sixfields Stadium, is modern but not really big enough to allow the club to progress much further. Talk of ground extensions are ongoing.
Equipment: Cameras and bottles are not allowed inside, take a look at the list outside the stadium to see what else you can't tale inside. It is likely you will be searched as you enter - all part of the fun!
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