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Club Information
 Last reviewed: 06.02.2014

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NB: Compiled from reading club material, asking questions, general observation and anecdotal evidence - a totally unofficial production by a totally unofficial website for the assistance of football fans. 

Presented on a best endeavours basis, use at your own risk.

Ticket office Address Club Address
The Box Office
Newcastle United 
PO Box 315 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
NE99 IZN 

Newcastle United Football Club Co. Ltd. 
St. James' Park 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
NE1 4ST
 

Publications

Home matchday programme: 3

Programme orders/back numbers: tbc

Club Shops

Located at:

St.James' Park (South East "Strawberry" corner)
Metro Centre (Blue Quadrant)

Club Nickname: "The Magpies" or unofficially "The Toon" 

Club Sponsors: wonga.com (four year deal commenced on 01.07.2013)

Club telephone number:
 
0844 372 1892

Club Colours

(Puma are the current kit suppliers)

First Strip: 

Shirts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Shorts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Socks: insignia blue with light blue detail

Second Strip: 

Shirts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Shorts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Socks: insignia blue with light blue detail

Third Strip: 

Shirts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Shorts: insignia blue with light blue detail 
Socks: insignia blue with light blue detail

Fourth Strip: 

Shirts: black and white halves 
Shorts: black 
Socks: 
black

Officials:  (based on club press releases)

Owner Mike Ashley 
Non-Executive Director Justin Barnes
Non-Executive Director Steve Hayward 
Director of Retail Stuart Middlemiss 
Director Lee Charnley
Director  John Irving
Head of Media  Wendy Taylor
Press Officer  Mark Hannen

Football Management: 

Manager Alan Pardew 
Assistant Manager John Carver
First Team Coach Steve Stone
Reserve Team Manager vacant
Reserve Team Coach Peter Beardsley
First Team Goalkeeping Coach Andy Woodman
Academy Manager Joe Joyce
Academy Coach Dave Watson
Academy Goalkeeping Coach Chris Terpcou 
Club Doctor Paul Catterson
Physiotherapist Derek Wright 
Physiotherapist Michael Harding 
Strength and Conditioning Coach Faye Downey 
Academy Physiotherapist Carl Nelson
Fitness Coach Simon Tweddle
Academy Fitness Coach Jack Ade
Chief Scout Graham Carr
Academy Scout Ray Gooding

Presidents:

Life President Sir John Hall
Honorary President Bob Young

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Ticket Information:

The capacity of the ground in season 2012/13 was 52,404 of which up to 3,000 are allocated to away fans, housed in the East End of Level 7 Sir John Hall (Leazes) Stand.

The Box Office number is: 

0844 372 1892

(0044 870 444 1892 for overseas callers)

The Box Office is located upstairs in the NUFC club shop towards the South East corner of the Ground (underneath the Gallowgate End stand towards "The Strawberry" pub) 

Box Office Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm 
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

The Box Office at the South West corner only opens on home matchdays, while pre -booked ticket collections continue from windows at the back of the Gallowgate End, on the level above Shearers Bar.

Home Tickets: 

Tickets are sold by the SJP Box Office in person, via 0844 372 1892 and online here and also from the club shop in the Metro Centre. Check NUFC.com for details of ticket sales, which take place at various times to various groups in order as follows:

1. NUFC members (including season ticket holders)
2. General public (online only)
3. General public (via telephone and in person)

On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence from 10am.

Magpie Mover:

ST holders are entitled to buy a pass giving unlimited travel on local public transport for three hours before & after first team home games. Application forms were sent out with STs and are also available from Metro Travelshops and to download online here

In season 2013/14 these cost 10.

Away Tickets:

A loyalty point system is linked to online fan accounts accessible here and depending on the number of tickets allocated by the home club, NUFC calculate the number of loyalty points needed as follows (in practice, games often start with a 25 point cutoff and then drop to zero points, while some games where a large allocation or demand is perceived to be low, is taken start at zero).

1. Season Ticket Holders
2. NUFC Members (no points needed)
(Following crowd problems at the pre-season friendly v Darlington, NUFC announced that there would be no public sale of away match tickets until further notice).

A Friends & Family option allows fans to link up their online fan accounts in order to sit together at away games. However a separate Away Ticket Group also needs to be set up by NUFC on your behalf to ensure that adjoining tickets are sent out. 

This also applies to Away Season Ticket Holders, who were offered this option based on previous attendance - if you weren't offered it, you're not entitled to one. 

Away season tickets automatically include any away League and FA Cup games, but not UEFA Cup games for which a separate application process applies, of completing a form made available by NUFC on a game by game basis and including passport and travel info.

Like domestic away tickets, away European match tickets won't go on public sale.

On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence from 10am.

A 1 administration fee is applied to each away ticket sold, with no upper limit.

The Reserve team: 

United compete in Group 2 of the Professional Development League aka the Barclays U21 Premier League. This consists of three groups, with teams facing each other home and away between August and December before the leagues split, with an Elite Group Stage for the top-placed sides and Qualification Group Tier One and Two for the rest.

The top teams from each group then advance to a Elite Group Stage in the New Year, with lower placed teams going into Qualification Groups Tier 1 and 2. 

Play-off rounds, semi-finals and a final will are then held at the end of the season to confirm the overall champions. 

Clubs will be allowed to field three over-age players and despite the name, entry to the competition is not restricted to Premier League clubs, with lower league sides entering if they have reached the required standard of the FA Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

Group 1: tbc

Group 2: tbc

Group 3: tbc

Home games take place at various venues tbc including Darsley Park (aka the NUFC Training Centre). For fixtures/kickoff times please check NUFC.com. Note that fans are not admitted to those games staged at Darsley Park.

The Youth Academy:


NUFC play in the Premier League Academy (North).

For news on match venues, fixtures and kickoff times please check NUFC.com. 

Home Academy Games:

These are played at the NUFC Academy base at Little Benton, just off Coach Lane (entrance down private road off Greenlee Drive). Admission is free and open to all. Note that many matches are played at the first team training ground.

Directions to Newcastle United Academy

Follow A1M (north) until Washington Services.

At Washington services take the Tyne Tunnel road. When through the tunnel stay on the A19 until reaching the A1058 turn off (signposted Newcastle).

Follow A1058 for approx 3 miles and under a metal railway bridge, take the immediate exit (signposted Walker). Get into the inside lane when approaching the bridge and then into the right hand slip road ahead of the lights.

At the end of the slip road turn right and into the left hand line to go straight ahead. Follow this road until you pass the Henderson Hall university halls of residence on your left hand side (clearly marked).

At the next traffic lights beyond the halls of residence turn right into Greenlee Drive and the entrance to the Academy is approx 40 yards on your left, follow the road in.

Post Code is NE7 7SF. Sat navvies beware! don't follow your machine's instructions when you get to Greenlee Drive, otherwise you'll end up in someone's garden....

NUFC also enter a team each season in the FA Youth Cup, a competition played to the same rules as the proper FA Cup (apart from the final now being contested on a home and away two leg basis.) The age limit for this competition is U18.

SJP Ground Tours:

Stadium Tour Ticket Prices: 10 Adults, 7 Concessions, 5 bairns.
(matchday tours attract a surcharge of 3 per person)

Tours normally depart at 11am & 1.30pm and the meeting point is at Level Two of the Milburn Stand Reception (access through glass atrium)

Bookings via 0844 372 1892 (option 1, 4) or
online here

Seeing the Team Train:  

The Newcastle United Training Centre aka first team training ground is at Darsley Park on the A191 Whitley Road, (formerly the Civil Service sports ground next to Whitley Park.)

Please note that there is no public access to this site and no convenient viewing point for spectators. Security staff have instructions not to allow fans onto the site.

SJP Travel options:

Altoonative Travel is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans get to and from games using the most efficient and sustainable methods available - be it on foot, by cycle, on bus, metro, train, ferry or car. 

Altoonative Travel website

SJP Journey Planner

It's managed by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the Newcastle United Supporter Travel Plan Advisory Board, which includes Nexus, Network One, Newcastle City Council and Newcastle United.

Directions for SJP: 

Want a map?:
Click here

By Metro: 

Nearest station is St. James.  Come out of the station, and look behind you. If coming from the airport, alight at Haymarket or Monument Stations and follow the crowds.   

Here's a map of the Metro network and service updates appear
online here

NB:
Do not get on a metro at the Central Station that says St James - it goes via the Coast and takes about an hour ! If you cannot walk, you need to change at Monument for a metro running the short distance (one stop) to the football ground.

PS: Upgraded ticket machines are now finally appearing across the Metro network, which remove the need to have the relevant coins for your fare, offering the option to pay by both bank notes and credit/debit cards.

By Rail: 

Nearest station is Newcastle Central -a 15 minute walk as follows:
 
Direct route - Come out of the station and cross the street in front of you, and up the alley to the left of the bakers. This take you past a pub called The Forth and brings you out on Clayton Street. Cross straight over and continue up the final section of the alley. You are now on Westgate Road.

To your right is a paper shop and immediately past it is a paved walkway (complete with odd-shaped ornamental metal cone) which stretches up the hill - at the top of this you will be able to see the ground to your right. Either continue towards the ground or deviate right, which is Stowell Street - home of the local Chinese community and numerous fine eating establishments.

Route via the City Centre -  Come out of the station and cross the street in front of you, turn right and then next left up Grainger Street.  After a few minutes walk you should be in a square with a Nelson's Column type monument in the centre - that's Grey's Monument that is (pictured). 

Turn left up Blackett Street, through the 'tunnel' and straight across the roundabout (turning right at the roundabout up Percy Street takes you to a variety of pubs) up Gallowgate and St James' Park will be clearly visible to your right.

Away supporters are housed at the North End of SJP, following the direct route above brings you to the South West side of the ground (or South East if via City Centre).

Continue to walk along the road that winds along to the ground and then walk underneath the new offices/stand with the ground on your right. The away turnstiles are past the main entrance and underneath the North Stand (aka Sir John Hall Stand). Be prepared for a canny climb though, via numerous levels of stairs.

Away buses / coaches park immediately to the North of this point on Barrack Road. 

By Road (sat navvies input "NE1 4ST")

Given the size of the ground and its dominant position on the Newcastle skyline, you shouldn't have any bother spotting the damn thing from a wide area....

The following directions are what TheAA.com suggest (m=miles):

From the South: 

We'll assume you can get this far....

A1(M) WASHINGTON SERVICE AREA
Travelodge (Washington North)

0.7m A1(M) Junction 65 (A194(M))
Take left hand lanes (signposted Newcastle, Gateshead)

0.3m A1 End of Motorway
Forward A1

4.8m A184 Junction with A184
Branch left to join A184 (signposted Newcastle, Gateshead)

1.1m A189 Junction with A189
Take right hand lane to join A189 then cross

0.2m A189 Redheugh Bridge
Keep forward (signposted City Centre)

0.5m A189 Wakenshaw V.C Junction
At traffic signals forward

0.2m A189 Hadrian's Wall Junction
At traffic signals forward

0.1m A189 Milburn Junction
At traffic signals forward

0.1m A189 Gallowgate
At roundabout take 1st exit

0.1m A189 Arrive at Newcastle United Football Club (St James' Park)

By Road from West: 

We'll assume you can get this far....

A69/A1 Roundabout (basically the 1st roundabout once you reach Newcastle)
Follow signs A1 North

0.9m B6324 Junction with B6324
Branch left (signposted City (West) and at roundabout take 3rd exit B6324 In 0.3 mile at "Pooley Road Roundabout" forward

0.7m B6324 Silver Lonnen Roundabout
Take 2nd exit (signposted City Centre) In 0.4 mile at roundabout take 1st exit

0.5m A167 Cowgate Roundabout
Take 2nd exit A167

0.7m A189 Junction with A189
Branch left (signposted City West) At traffic signals turn right A189 and at next traffic signals forward

0.4m A189 Junction with Fenham Hall Drive
At traffic signals forward (signposted City Centre, Gateshead via Redheugh Bridge)

0.3m A189 Hunters Moor
At traffic signals forward In 0.5 mile at roundabout take 1st exit

0.7m A189 Arrive at Newcastle United Football Club (St James' Park)

By Road from North:

We'll assume you can get this far....

A1 (signposted Gateshead)

A167 Junction with A167/A696/B6918
Branch left (signposted City Centre) and at roundabout take 1st exit A167

0.3m A167 Kenton Bar ("Crofters Lodge" public house)
At roundabout take 2nd exit In 0.3 mile at roundabout take 2nd exit

0.6m A167 Springfield Roundabout
Take 2nd exit

0.4m A167 Cowgate Roundabout
Take 1st exit

0.7m A189 Junction with A189
Branch left (signposted City West) At traffic signals turn right A189 and at next traffic signals forward

0.4m A189 Junction with Fenham Hall Drive
At traffic signals forward (signposted City Centre, Gateshead via Redheugh Bridge)

0.3m A189 Hunters Moor
At traffic signals forward In 0.5 mile at roundabout take 1st exit

0.7m A189 Arrive at Newcastle United Football Club (St James' Park)

Parking at the Ground:

None, save for a couple of pay and display ones next to the Metro station and Strawberry pub.

Like most British cities, on-street parking is available round the edge of the centre, but the threat of car crime and changing parking rules is an ever-present one.

Parking Suggestions:

Near the Arena/Life Centre, to the east of the Railway Station (limited).

Off the Westgate Road - North end and to East off St.James' boulevard (limited).

Past the Royal Victoria Infirmary beside the University/Exhibition Park.

At the Railway Station itself (limited space and expensive).

Multi-storey car parks on
Dean Street and near Haymarket bus station.

Park and travel in on the metro from various stations, including Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park (handy for Tyne Tunnel) and Callerton Parkway (near the airport).

Park & Ride: 

South of the Tyne
- from Metrocentre coach park: (Operated by Go North East)

Red-liveried Soccerbuses run regularly starting / finishing on Barrack Road (opposite Milburn Stand). Free parking and Magpie Mover ticket holders travel free, fares: 1 each way (50p for U14s). More details here

North of the Tyne
- from Newcastle Great Park: (Operated by Arriva)

Green-liveried X40 Great Park Sage Express buses run regularly calling at The Brandling Arms, Regent Centre and starting / finishing at Haymarket Bus Station. Free parking at Great Park and Magpie Mover ticket holders travel free, fares: 1 each way (50p for U14s) upon production of your season ticket / match ticket. More details here

There are car parks at the ground - however they are strictly for permit holders and there's no pay on the day public access to them. Note that traffic wardens have periodic blitzes on cars parked on Barrack Road up past the ground and towards the BBC buildings.

Food & Drink  


Frankly if you require directions to either in this town, then you shouldn't be out on your own....

Accommodation

  

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