what's on northampton town

This evening we welcome Sky Bet League Two Newcomers, Northampton Town, to Rodney Parade. The Cobblers found themselves relegated from League One last season and didn’t have the easiest of starts to the 2018/19 campaign. However, with a new manager, came a new lease of life and Keith Curle’s record since joining the Club has been impressive.

As a result, Northampton Town are one of the League’s in-form teams and County will need another performance like the one against Colchester United to earn three points.

Learn more about our opponents in our


But away from the football, what's going on at Rodney Parade?

Rainbow Laces

Newport County AFC has joined with the other 71 Clubs across the EFL to highlight our continued support for our LGBT+ Community. 

We have joined with Rainbow Newport and BBC Wales reporter Beth Fisher to talk about the challenges facing LGBT+ sports men and women and also reiterate the message that there is no place for homophobia in Football.

Rainbow Newport’s Adam Smith will be answering a Q&A in the marquee before the match and Beth Fisher will be talking questions in hospitality.


Club Shop and Ticket Office

The Kingsway Club Shop opened at 9.30am and will remain open for all your merchandise and ticket requirements until 4.00pm.

The Rodney Parade Ticket Office will open at 5pm and will be open until kick-off.

You can save yourself money by purchasing your Tickets Online in advance.  Tickets will no longer be available online after 5pm.

Why not save yourself time too by printing at home? 
Click here to find out more.


We Fight Any Claim Marquee


Newport City Radio will be hosting their match preview show this evening from the We Fight Any Claim Marquee.  Selena and the Church will be their LIVE Music guest and you can also enjoy team news, an interview with first team players and some fantastic entertainment. 

As part of our #RainbowLaces celebration, Adam Smith from Rainbow Newport and Pride Cymru will also be talking about the importance of the Rainbow Laces Campaign. 

The Pop-Up shop will also be appearing in the marquee for all your match-day merchandise. 

Join us at the Marquee before the match - can't make it?
You can listen along live online.


Toy Drop

Following the success of our Toy Drop last Saturday, we will be holding a second Toy Drop this evening.  Volunteers will be accepting gifts for local children supported by Newport City Council from 6pm until kick-off.  Please ensure the gifts are unwrapped and brand-new.

More details can be found here.


Match Day Programmes

Programmes will be charged at £3 and include an in-depth interview with Tyler Forbes.  He reveals more about life at the players house and which TV programme he insists the other players watch.

You can also find out more about the Rainbow Laces campaign, enjoy news from the NCAFC Supporters Trust, a welcome to the opposition and all your usual favourites.


Half Time Draw


The new and improved Half Time Draw is still going strong.  Last week’s winner walked away with half the money raised whilst the two runners up took home fantastic prizes such as money off at the Club Shop and two free cinema tickets.

You can find out exactly what prizes are available and how you can be a winner without actually winning by clicking on the link below.

Find out more about the Half Time Draw


First Time at Rodney Parade?

Rodney Parade is located right in the heart of the City meaning there's always plenty to do before and after a game.  We aim to create a fantastic atmosphere throughout the whole ground to allow you to really enjoy your time in Newport.

For more information on what's on around the city, good places to eat, and parking and directions, please check out our First Time Visits and Families page for more information.



Order of Events

9.30am - Kingsway Club Shop Opens

4.30pm - Kingsway Club Shop Closes

5.00pm - Rodney Parade Ticket Office Opens

5.00pm - Marquee opens

5.00pm - Disabled Supporters Association arrive to assist supporters.

5.00pm - Rodney Parade & Maindee School Car Parks open (Car parks close at 6.45pm & 7.00pm respectively)

5.00pm - Hospitality Collections open in the Ticket Office

6.00pm - Hospitality Opens

6.00pm - Newport City Radio begins.

6.00pm – Toy Drop

6.15pm - Programmes and Half Time Draw Tickets on sale around the Stadium

6.15pm - Turnstiles open

6.45pm - Here to Help Volunteers available to assist supporters.

6.45pm - Teams are announced.

7.00pm - Teams come out to warm up.

7.45pm - Kick Off vs Northampton Town 

8.30pm - Half Time and Half Time Presentation* 

8.45pm - Second Half begins*

9.30pm - Full Time*

9.40pm - (Or 10 minutes after full time - whichever is later) Car Park re-opens

10.00pm - Ticket Office and Club Shop closes*

 * Times will vary depending on the length of each half and how much additional time is awarded by the officials.