Free ice cream for fans!

By SFC Media Fri 11 Aug Saints v Swansea

Supporters heading to Southampton’s Premier League opener are set for a treat from Virgin Media – free ice cream!

Saints’ Main Club Sponsor is sending five vans to St Mary’s tomorrow to dish out cones to fans, as a celebration of the start of the new season.

They will be outside the stadium, in five different positions, from 1pm until 3pm, so make sure you don’t miss out on yours.

The generous offer is part of Virgin Media’s commitment to be more than a shirt sponsor and to make the matchday experience even more enjoyable for supporters.

The giveaway forms just part of a wide variety of entertainment and activities taking place ahead of the clash with Swansea City.

Back by popular demand again this season is the Saints Brass band, who will be playing outside of the stadium in the lead-up to the game, while there will also be a local showcase musician performing.

There are loads of activities on offer for youngsters attending the game too, with a number of face painters positioned outside the stadium, as well as some special wandering entertainment acts to keep an eye out for, while Saints Foundation will also be hosting challenges for people to take part in with their inflatable goal.

There will be additional kids’ activities taking place within our family zones, including a design your own superhero challenge, on the back of our extremely popular Made For Heroes kit launch this summer.

On top of all that, make sure to keep an eye out for the 14 Big Issue vendors who will be selling the special Saints edition of the magazine, which doubles as our matchday programme.

The unique partnership between the organisations has been launched to help provide opportunities for the people who sell the magazine in Hampshire, and, with half the cover price of each copy sold going to the vendors, it is a great chance to be a part of the project.

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