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Club Information
 Last reviewed: 17.05.2010

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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 United Football Club Co. Ltd. 
St. James' Park 


Matchday programme: tbc

Programme subs: tbc

Rates: tbc

Club Shops

Branches located at:

St.James' Park (South East "Strawberry" corner)
Monument Mall
Eldon Square (Northumberland Street entrance)
Metro Centre

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

Club Sponsors: HM Government aka Northern Rock 

Club telephone number:

0844 372 1892

Club Colours

(Kit suppliers from 01.07.2010: Puma. Kit sale dates all tbc)

image to follow First Strip:  
Shirts: tbc 
Shorts: tbc
Socks: tbc 
image to follow Second Strip: 
Shirts: tbc 
Shorts: tbc
Socks: tbc 

image to follow Third Strip: 
Shirts: tbc 
Shorts: tbc
Socks: tbc 

Officials:  (based on club press releases)

Owner, NUFC Mike Ashley 
Managing Director Derek Llambias
Non-Executive Director Justin Barnes
Non-Executive Director Steve Hayward 
Commercial Director tbc 
Football Secretary Lee Charnley
Financial Controller  John Irving
Press Officer  Mark Hannen

Football Management: 

Manager Chris Hughton 
Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood 
Reserve Team Manager Alan Thompson
Goalkeeping Coach Paul Barron
Academy Manager Joe Joyce
Academy Assistant Manager Willie Donachie
Academy Role tbc Ray Gooding
Academy GK Coach tbc 
Physiotherapist Dave Henderson 
Physiotherapist Derek Wright 
Chief Scout Graham Carr


Life President Sir John Hall
Honorary President Bob Young

Ticket Information:

The capacity of the ground in season 2010/11 is 52,138 tbc 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 at the South West corner of
SJP, with additional collection points for pre-purchased tickets at the back of the Gallowgate (South) Stand, above Shearers.

Box Office Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm 
Sunday: closed

Home Tickets: 

Tickets available from the SJP Box Office in person, via 0844 372 1892, online here
from any club shop (except SJP). Check for details of ticket sales, which take place at various times to various groups in order as follows:

1. NUFC members (but not ST holders)
2. General public (online only)
3. General public (via telephone and in person)

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 - also available from Metro Travelshops or download online here

In season 2010/11 these cost tbc

Away Tickets:

The previous voucher scheme has been replaced with online, telephone and over the counter selling - but the criteria used to dictate who is entitled to tickets remains unchanged.

The loyalty point system is now linked to online fan accounts accessible here (logon is with the customer number that's on season tickets and password that Box Office can reset if not already known).

Depending on the number of tickets allocated by the home club, NUFC calculate the number of loyalty points needed as follows:

1. Season Ticket Holders
2. NUFC Members (no points needed)
3. General public (no points needed)

A so-called Friends & Family option allows fans to link up their online fan accounts in order to sit together at away games.

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.

The Reserve team: 

will play in the Premier Reserve League (North) in season 2010/11.

Home games take place @ venues tbc. For fixtures/kickoff times please check

The Youth Academy:

NUFC play in the Premier League Academy (North).

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

Home Academy Games:

These are played at our 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.

The club 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:

10 adults, 7 concessions. Bookings/ information via 0844 372 1892 or in person at the SJP Ticket Office during opening hours. Times vary. Matchday tours also operated - starting 4 hours prior to kickoff - note that prices increase by 3 on matchdays.

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.

Directions for SJP: 

Want a map?: click here

By Tyne and Wear Metro 

Nearest station is St. James.  Come out of the station, and look behind you. To be honest you may as well walk. If coming from the airport, alight at Haymarket or Monument Stations and follow the crowds.   

Here's a map of the Metro network

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.

By British 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 in the North West corner, 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)

Away buses / coaches tend to park immediately to the North of this point. 

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

(Given the size of the reconstructed 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 suggest (m=miles):

From the South: 

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

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's 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

11.8m A1 Junction with A1/A186
At roundabout take 1st exit (signposted Morpeth) to join A1

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's 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's 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 ride via the metro from various stations, including Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park (handy for Tyne Tunnel) and Callerton Parkway (near the airport).

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....

You may occasionally find the genial hosts of troughing at the excellent Marco Polo Italian Restaurant on Dean Street - but don't let that put you off:


You'll find a wide variety of accommodation in the Tyneside area, much of which is bookable at very competitive rates via late rooms: click on the image:

And for details of Northumberland coastal breaks 
in a highly recommended location:
click here

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