Levy UK has extended its partnership deal with Northampton Saints Rugby Club until 2025.
The extended contract will see the sports stadia hospitality firm continue to be the official food and hospitality partners at the Franklin’s Gardens stadium.
Levy UK will 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 as for non-match days.
Fans will also benefit from an investment into the stadiums technology infrastructure which will see the roll-out of new and future proofed systems to improve speed of service and create a cashless environment.
Supporter feedback remains central to the relationship and Levy UK will continue to support with ongoing innovations such as the launch of the Tunnel Club, a first-class hospitality experience allowing supporters the chance to enter the inner sanctum of the stadium, getting 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 newly revamped food court which underwent significant summer improvements following feedback from the club’s end-of-season survey. Three new 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 commented: “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.”