Allianz Park

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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?

    ... transported into the stadium on pallets, well before it hosts matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.  To read more about artificial pitches and Saracens' new stadium please see that articles below: Rugby Told Plastic Is Not So Fantastic Barnet Copthall becomes Allianz Park Saracens Reveal Plans for the Upcoming Season Saracens Begin to Build at Barnet...

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  • Newcastle To Install 3G Pitch At Kingston Park

    ... following an announcement that artificial turf will be used at Kingston Park next season and beyond. The surface is being installed by artificial pitch providers SIS Pitches, who were also responsible for the installation of the 3G pitch at Saracens’ Allianz Park. Cardiff Blues also have an artificial surface in place at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. Kingston Park's grass pitch has experienced a number of issues over recent seasons, resulting in an inconsistent and heavy surface in a numbe...

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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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  • 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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  • Blues Weighing Up Artificial Pitch

    ... £500,000 initially with an additional £18,000 per annum for maintenance and chief executive Richard Holland has told the South Wales Echo that he is “looking at ways of potentially financing it”. The Welsh region were the first visitors to Saracens’ Allianz Park in January and Holland said the Blues were “hugely impressed” by the artificial pitch and admitted that he would like to install a similar surface as soon as possible. “It would be amazing for the Blues, for Cardiff RFC an...

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