Allianz

  • Saracens And Allianz Renew Partnership

    Saracens and Allianz have announced that their partnership will continue until at least 2021. The original six-year deal was announced in July 2012 and was reportedly worth £8m at the time. This was followed by the official opening of Allianz Park as the club’s home ground in January 2013. The home of Saracens is part of Allianz Group’s family of stadiums which currently includes seven stadia (see list below) around the world; growing to eight in 2019. Allianz believes that access to local...

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  • Barnet Copthall becomes Allianz Park

    The BBC have reported that Saracens have agreed an £8m deal which will see their new ground at Barnet being named Allianz Park. According to the bbc.co.uk, the six-year agreement with the German financial services company will defray part of the £20m cost of redeveloping the former Copthall Stadium. The ground is currently being transformed into a 10,000 capacity venue with a synthetic pitch. And the club plan to play their first Premiership fixture there against Exeter Chiefs on 16 February....

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  • Allianz Park Achieves Record Bar Sales

    Saracens have revealed that a record bar sales total was taken during their 23-15 win against The Sharks at Allianz Park on Saturday. The Premiership leaders were playing the Super XV side from Durban for the inaugural Sanlam Private Investments Shield and, with an almost capacity crowd in attendance, a total of over £60,000 was taken behind the bars around the ground. That equates to 15,000 pints at an average price of £4 per pint and stadium director Gordon Banks said many of the 9,298 fan...

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  • Saracens Plan New West Stand For Allianz Park

    Saracens have confirmed that plans are coming forward to replace the ageing West Stand at Allianz Park with a new, modern stand which would consolidate and enhance the provision of community, education and sporting facilities at the stadium. The existing West Stand is coming to an end of its useful life and is in need of replacement. Allianz Park, as a multi-use community stadium, has become an essential hub of community, educational and sporting activity and the new stand provides the opportuni...

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  • Saracens Get Council Planning Approval

    Saracens have had their planning application to improve Allianz Park approved by Barnet Council. The main element of the application is the replacement of the ageing West Stand with a new, modern stand which would consolidate and enhance the provision of community, education and sporting facilities at the stadium. Allianz Park, as a multi-use community stadium, has become a hub of community, education and sporting activity in Barnet and North London. The new stand provides the opportunity to bui...

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  • Millennium Stadium to get artificial pitch?

    ... that it is considering proposals to replace the grass pitch at the Millennium Stadium with an artificial one in the near future. The governing body is weighing up plans to follow in the footsteps of Saracens, who have installed such a surface at the new Allianz Park, largely because of the problems it has had with the natural pitch in the national stadium over the years. The turf is generally replaced several times per year at present and the steep stands and way the ground is designed are oft...

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  • Top 14 Final To Smash Attendance Record

    ... Champions Cup have been decided. The Madejski Stadium in Reading is certain to stage an all-Premiership semi-final on Saturday April 23 with the second semi-final played the following day at the City Ground in Nottingham, the MMArena in Le Mans or the Allianz Riviera in Nice depending on who wins the quarter-finals. The possible semi-final permutations are outlined below: Saturday April 23 SF1:  if Saracens v Wasps – Madejski Stadium          if Northampton Saints v Wasps – Madejsk...

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  • Video Interview With Gordon Banks - Saracens Stadium Director

    Bonar Yarns, the company behind the pitch at Allianz Park and recent winners at the 2014 Sports Technology Awards, spoke recently to Saracens' community and stadium director Gordon Banks to discuss how the first year at the new ground has gone. In the video, Banks stresses the importance of the local community’s use of the stadium, as well as praising the pitch surface for its conduciveness to the type of rugby that Saracens are attempting to play. Please click here to watch the full interv...

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  • Expo Awards Handed Out After Issues Hotly Debated

    ... logo on the famous All Black jersey, was crowned rugby union sponsor of the year for the effective way it has activated its relationship after some initial hostility to the deal. Saracens took the award for technical innovation for its state-of-the-art Allianz Park stadium, while Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park, which will be among the venues for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, took the award for rugby venue of the year. The Aviva Premiership final was voted event of the year and the Welsh Rugby Unio...

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  • Cashless Wristbands At Saracens

    Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying Saracens with prepaid wristbands that offer fans the chance to make speedy and secure contactless payments for food and drink at Allianz Park. The project is just a pilot at this stage but marks the first step towards deployment to all season ticket holders later this year and it promises to give supporters an even better match day experience, cutting queues for refreshments and eliminating the hassle of fumbling for notes and coins. T...

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