Premiership Rugby 7s, Franklins Gardens, Northampton – Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September
Details updated on 23rd July
On the Friday, the first match (London Irish v Gloucester) is at 5:30pm and play continues until approx 10pm.
On the Saturday, the action starts at 2:30pm and continues until approx 6:30pm
Franklin’s Gardens is about a 20 minute walk from Northampton train station – there are a number of buses that go towards the ground (details can be found on the Northampton Saints website)
TRAIN: West Midland Trains run a direct service from London Euston to Northampton – journey times are approximately 1 hour each way.
From Reading routes are available via London and via Coventry. Journey times are typically a little over 2 hours on both routes, but there are more services and cheaper fares via London. Further savings by purchasing separate tickets for Reading to London & London to Northampton.
For those making a day trip on the Friday evening, the journey planner suggests the underground will not be running for the journey between Euston & Paddington. Also there are no services available via Coventry after the Friday evening matches.
COACH: National Express operates coach services between London Victoria and Northampton, for the outward journey direct services are available with a journey time of around 2 hours. A day trip by coach is not possible for the Friday. On the Saturday, the return coach requires a change at Milton Keynes.
From Reading-Mereoak there are no direct services, but journeys are available changing at Heathrow. A day trip is not possible on either day.
CAR: For those driving – see details from the Northampton Saints website – or put NN5 5BG into your SatNav – and follow the signs for the car parks once you get near the stadium.
MATCH TICKETS: Tickets are available from the Northampton Saints Ticket website.
Tickets are available for the whole tournament or for the individual days.
Planning a Longer Stay: The Visit Northamptonshire website has information on where to stay, places to visit and places to eat.