Seats on the new Barwell Stand at Franklin’s gardens, home of Northampton Saints, have now been installed.
Work is continuing on the stand, which is due to open in time for the clash with Saracens on Saturday, November 7, and the additional 2,000 seats will take the capacity of the ground up to 15,500.
A spokesman for the Saints said: “Meanwhile inside the stand plasterers, tilers, electricians and plenty of other tradespeople have been hard at work on the interior of the New Members’ Bar and its facilities, getting it ready in time for the Saints’ Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens on Saturday, November 7.
“Work is also well underway on two new sets of turnstile blocks and putting in the framework for both big screens that will dominate the north end of the stadium and ensure that all supporters will have a view, regardless of where they are sitting or standing.
“With so many changes in the stadium, including new designation of seating blocks from letters to numbers, new access control, and different car parking arrangements for the first few games of the season, the Saints’ management is asking all supporters attending the Saracens game to arrive at Franklin’s Gardens earlier than they might have otherwise done in previous seasons.”