Allianz Group

  • Saracens And Allianz Renew Partnership

    ... 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 stadia and their facilities helps people move on and up in life, and the...

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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?

    The Welsh Rugby Union has revealed 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...

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  • Top 14 Final To Smash Attendance Record

    This season’s French Top 14 final is set to smash the attendance record for a club rugby match after organisers confirmed that all available tickets have been sold. The current record was set when Saracens faced Harlequins at Wembley in the Premiership in March 2015 in front of 84,068 fans but the Top 14 final is being staged at the Nou Camp in Barcelona this year and that can accommodate up to 99,354 fans. The Stade de France normally hosts the Top 14 final but it is being used for Euro 2016...

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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

    It was no surprise to see the issue of the future of European club rugby take centre stage at Rugby Expo 2013 but as day turned to night the spotlight shone on those being recognised for outstanding achievements over the past 12 months. American insurance giant AIG, which became the first company to have its 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 to...

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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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