Owner: Newcastle United St James' Park | Built in 09/16/1892 12:27pm
Address: Newcastle Football Club, St. James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST. Main switchboard: 0191 201 8400 Box Office: 0191 261 1571
St James’s Park is famed for its atmosphere, and with the recent expansion, now has a capacity of over 52,000. The lower tiers are huge, with the smaller tiers at the top. Away fans are housed in the corner of Sir John Hall Stand, in the very top tier – which has room for 3,000. The view is pretty impressive (you would hope so after climbing 14 flights of stairs), but you’ll be quite far from the pitch.
Football Tickets do go on general sale, but NUFC members have first pickings. You can purchase Newcastle Tickets via the club’s official website or on the Newcastle Tickets page on FootballFanCast.com.
Grade A games include Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool & Chelsea which are 119.00. B & C games vary between 100.00 and 109.00. you can buy the tickets online the main website, www.nufc.co.uk, or even at the stadium it’s self.
To call the newcastle ticket office, dial : 0191 201 8400 and they will transfer you to the ticket office.
GETTING TO St James' Park
Rail: Newcastle is on the East Coast Main Line route, served by GNR and Virgin railways (Newcastle Central Station, Tel: 08457 225333 or 0191 277 8000). St. James’ is only a short ½ mile walk from the Central Station. Turn left out of the station onto Neville Street and head towards the Centre for Life building (left side of road). Walk past the Centre for Life, across one set of traffic lights and at the next set of lights, almost immediately afterwards, turn right into St James’ Boulevard. You will be able to see St. James’ Park ahead of you at the top of the Boulevard.
Metro: Newcastle also has its own Metro rail system which is underground within the City Centre. The stadium is served by its own Metro station adjacent to the ground (St James Metro) with the other City Centre stations (Haymarket, Monument and Central Station) all a very short walk from St. James’ Park.
Stick the address in your Sat Nav: Newcastle Football Club, St. James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST.
There is no parking at the ground but there are extensive parking facilities in the city centre, a short walk or metro journey from St James’ Park. Another option would be to park up at Heworth Metro Station, near Gateshead and adjacent to the A184, where there’s a long term car park where you can leave your car for £1.10 and catch a return metro to the stadium for £2.40. But get into town early and you’ll be fine for spaces.
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Where to drink
In the middle of the city centre you’re spoilt for choice so best just to see what’s occurring. ‘A Head Of Steam’ ‘The Lounge’ and ‘O’Neills’ are all recommended for away fans, but most only allow entry if you’re not wearing colours (how that makes them away bars I’m not sure…) and none of the above admitted children, thankfully neither does Idols with strippers on show if that’s your tickle. Between St James’ and the station you’ll find the Bigg market area, normally populated by the younger generation. The traditional Haymarket area or the redeveloped Quayside part of town, to the south of Bigg market, which is a little more refined, if a touch on the dearer side, is recommended as the subtler option. The Bridge Hotel is a good one for families, located at the north end of the High Level Bridge.
Where to Eat
Your usual burgers, pies and hot dogs and lager is served in both stands. Refreshments are suitably served in black and white branded packaging or glasses so if you’re a Mackem you may want to drink and eat beforehand or bring a red felt pen.The Stowell Street area which is better known as China Town is packed with Chinese Restaurants (there’s a link there I think). Most tastes are acquired for within the numerous pavement café bars and restaurants which seem to be springing up all over the city. Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Indian, take your pick; or just grab a pie & gravy.
Where to Stay
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle £84.28
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead £84.38
Premier Apartments Newcastle £94.05
Express by Holiday Inn Newcastle£95.59
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