East Stand finally open for business at Sixfields

The East Stand is ready for use (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
The East Stand is ready for use (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
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Cobblers have confirmed that the East Stand is finally open for business.

The safety certificate has been granted and the structure can now be used for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Notts County.

Cobblers could celebrate promotion at the end of that encounter if they win, Accrington Stanley lose and Bristol Rovers fail to win.

And chairman Kelvin Thomas is now looking forward to seeing fans in the East Stand for the first time since it was erected.

“It’s been a long wait for fans to be able to sit back in the East Stand and we are very pleased to have been able to get this phase of the development completed sooner than expected,” Thomas said.

“It is going to be wonderful to see fans enjoying that stand again and hopefully celebrating the end of this fantastic season.

“I think the seats look great and really appreciate the support from some of our partners too with the new advertising on the fencing behind.

“There has been a lot of hard work from a lot of people making all this happen including the club staff, our main construction partner Buckingham Group, plus MSS Scaffolding and Signs Express.

“Special mention also goes to the Safety Advisory Group ensuring that we were compliant and helping us achieve our certificate in the time frames involved.

“It’s now up to us all together to ensure that we fill as many of these seats as possible to support the team in these final few games, so get your family and friends along to enjoy what could become some historic games in the club’s history.”

Tickets for the newly-installed East Stand seats are on sale to home supporters only from 7.30pm on Thursday evening via www.ntfcdirect.co.uk

Supporters can buy tickets online for the Notts County, Crawley Town (April 19) and Luton Town (April 30) games.

Sales for the Bristol Rovers (April 9) game will be offline only and begin at 10am on Friday, and these tickets can be purchased from Sixfields in person or by calling Northampton 683777.

The ticket office is open 10am-5pm on Friday and from 10am on Saturday.

The club are contacting the Notts County waiting list on Thursday evening. No further names can be added to the waiting list.

Should any tickets remain for sale on the respective matchdays, the normal match day premium of £2 will apply.

Supporters looking to enter the East Stand on matchday can do so via the North East corner of the stadium where tickets will be checked.

Any wheelchair supporter who has been using the space in front of the West Stand, can use the East Stand lower wheelchair area which will be open on Saturday.

There is no need to pre-book, simply turn up at the appropriate gate on Saturday (Gate 2 for the East Stand) with the appropriate tickets to gain admission.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adult: £20

Senior: £16

Students (members only): £16

Under 18s: £8

Under 7s: FREE