Premiership Rugby Club Northampton Saints has extended its contract with Levy UK who will continue to be the official food and hospitality partners at the Franklin’s Gardens stadium until 2025.
The partnership extension will allow Levy UK to enhance the supporter experience at the 15,000-capacity stadium through the development of new culinary and lifestyle offerings, including new bespoke retail brands offering more plant-based menus across concession outlets and exclusive hospitality areas as well as for non-match day events.
Fans will also benefit from an investment into the stadium’s technology infrastructure which will see the roll-out of new systems to improve speed of service and create a cashless environment.
The company will continue to support with ongoing innovations such as the launch of the Tunnel Club hospitality experience allowing supporters the chance to get up close to the players before they enter the field of play.
Increased choice of food and beverage will also be seen in the Supporter Village’s revamped food court which underwent summer improvements following feedback from the club’s end-of-season survey. Three converted shipping containers will increase bar and service capacity in the Village, while big screens and a stage for supporters to enjoy live pre-match and half-time entertainment was also added alongside additional catering concessions to help grow the community feel associated with Franklin’s Gardens.
Mark Darbon, chief executive, Northampton Saints says: “Levy UK has an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in delivering outstanding catering and hospitality at some of the country’s biggest and best venues, and we’re confident that they will continue to have a positive impact at Franklin’s Gardens.”