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Newcastle United Travel

St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4ST . Capacity: 52,401

Ticket Info

Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.

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By Coach

Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.

By Car

From A1(M): At junction 65, where the road divides, keep left (s/p A1 Gateshead, Newcastle) onto the A1. Exit A1 after 4.8 miles (s/p Gateshead, Newcastle Centre (A184)). Follow signs to 'Newcastle A189' for 1.4 miles, keeping in right-hand lanes onto and over the Redheugh Bridge. At lights at end of bridge after 0.8 miles, follow new road, St James Boulevard (A189) which passes ground.

Try the two open-air car parks near the stadium or the multi-storey Greenmarket car park, which is signposted from Corporation Street, but expect jams afterwards. Or else go for Barrack Road, Bath Lane and on streets off Stanhope Street.

One good tip is to drive to Heworth Metro station, near Gateshead, park in the long term car park for a small fee and jump on the Metro to the stadium.

It may help some fans if when they're crossing the Redheugh Bridge, to head for the MetroRadio Arena. There's quite a bit industrial area around there and easy for parking and getting to and from the match and getting away quickly without getting stuck in traffic on their way back to the A1.

By Train

Nearest Station
Newcastle Central - Half a mile away.

Cross road towards the baker's and turn right along Central Street. Turn left just after the County Hotel into Grainger Street and then left again into Westgate Road. After about 0.15 miles turn right (s/p Ring Road South and East) into Bath Lane, towards National Tyres. Ground is on right. Avoid a short cut from the station along a narrow alley called Pink Lane for safery reasons.

Metro: St James' is right next to the stadium, but it may be quicker to walk from Monument.

Check train times and tickets at The Trainline. For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

St. James' Park Photos

St. James' Park
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Where to Eat?

For Chinese food, try Charlie's and Wok This Way on Gallowgate. For sandwiches check out Gourmet Grub on Leazes Crescent or Butter Fingers on St Andrew's Street. There's a Wimpy and McDonald's at the Bigg Market in the town centre.

There is a Spanish/Geordie cuisine in Pink Lane, which is by the station or Eat Out (Westgate Road), which sells chips, pizzas, burgers and kebabs. Taste the giant chip butty for a quid.

Burger vans surround the stadium and inside the ground are the usual selection of pies, pasties, burgers and hot drinks.

For a local touch, try the stottie cake. This a breadcake the size of a flattened football and filled with various fillings, sold at lots of places. Traditionally served with pease pudding.

Where to Drink?

There's a couple of pubs The Forth and Raffertys, on Pink Lane (slightly left, straight across the road from Central Station) which will be fan friendly and are two decent ones slightly off the beaten track.

Around the station is Ahead of Steam, the Lounge, O'Neills. Or try The Leazes Inn (Barrack Road), The Bridge Hotel (Castle Garth) or The Akenside Traders (The Side).

Friendly Newcastle pubs are: The Strawberry (Strawberry Place) and Rosie's Bar and The Newcastle Arms, (St Andrew's Street).

A short cab ride away is the Free Trade Inn (City Road), which is well recommended as is Idols Bar (on the Bigg Market) for the "Tasty Topless Totty"! Trebles were going for 1.25 a couple of years ago at Blackie Boy, also on Bigg Market. Beer is served inside the ground too.

What's their ground like?

In recent years, the stadium has had an extra tier on two of the sides and this has increased the capacity by 20,000 to 52,000. Newcastle have planning permission for another tier on a third side, but listed buildings behind the ground mean it could take longer to get planning consent.

Eagles fans will be seated at the back of the north west corner of the Sir John Hall Stand on level 7 (it's very high!), with an allocation of 3,000 plus. Here the view is good, though a bit too high up and far away from the pitch - bring an oxygen mask and binoculars! Apparantly there are 14 flights of stairs on the way up. Facilites inside are good too.

What do they sing?

We Are The Geordies; the Blaydon Races; Toon Black And White Army!

Songs to sing back

We speak English over here!; Ant and Dec are homosexual

Who do they hate?

Sunderland and Middlesbrough.


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