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« on: November 25, 2005, 08:15:16 AM »


St James' Park




Website: www.nufc.co.uk
Unofficial sites:Newcastle Online, Toontastic, Toon Chat & NUFC.com

Address: St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4ST
Capacity: 52,316
Away Allocation: 5000

To see Newcastle's fixtures Click HERE

St James's Park is located almost clap bang in the middle of the City Centre

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

To see a map of th ground and surrounding areas click here

By Train:
You will arrive at Central Station. As you leave the station cross over the road and go up the side-street left of the pastry shop. At the top of that street, cross the road and head up Westgate Road. You will see 'Tillies' bar on your left. Head up right and immediately you will see the ground.

By Car
At the end of the A1(M) continue on the A1 and then the A184 towards Newcastle. Continue along this road, bearing left onto the A189. Continue over the River Tyne on the Redheugh Bridge, from which the ground can be clearly seen. Carry on straight up the dual carriageway (St James Boulevard). This leads directly to the Gallowgate end of the ground. As the ground is so central there are a number of pay and display car parks in the vicinity.

or try......

An easier way into the City is to stay on the A1 until the exit for Westerhope. Leave the A1 go straight over two roundabouts and then follow the signs for the Royal Victoria Infirmary (Queen Victoria Road) - parking here is in a multi storey and allows a reasonably quick getaway after the game'.

By Train
Newcastle Central Railway Station is half a mile from the ground and takes 10-15 minutes to walk.

'Come out of the station, across the two zebra crossings and head right onto Grainger Street. Follow this road up to the second set of traffic lights (at Pizza Hut). This will see you at the top of the Bigg Market - Drinker's Paradise! You should have met a throng of black and white shirts by now, but failing that, bear left onto Newgate Street and follow the road all the way around to the roundabout with Gallowgate. Following this road all the way round will lead you straight to St James Park and the away fans' section'

INFO:
You can see the ground as you approach over Redhugh Bridge, which misses out the city centre. There are several car parks in the area, but every game has a capacity crowd of 52,000 so the further you park away from the ground the easier it is to get away



Thoughts:
Superb ground. One of my favourites to visit. The ground is modern and massive and looks it as you approach from the direction of the train station. Our fans can be found in the West Corner of the Sir John Hall Stand in level 7 which is a full 14 flights of steps from the turnstile level (the third photo below was taken from this away fans area). Our allocation is the usual Premier League standard 3,000.

Because of the height the away section is probably unsuitable for those with vertigo, bad eyesight and all those steps can affect those with heart problems or asthma. Can take ten minutes to climb them and twenty to recover - be warned! You do get a beautiful view of the Newcastle skyline and countryside beyond though, even if the lads on the pitch sometimes resemble subbuteo players.

Facilities are excellent with plenty of food/drink kiosks in a spacious concourse. Leg room and height between rows is very good.



Pub guide and extras
Reminiscent of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, you'll find St. James' Park is in the heart of the city, barely a stones throw from the famous Gallowgate and Bigg Market areas. As a result there are plenty of bars to choose from in the city centre, but most away fans just pile out of the Railway Station and head for the nearby pubs such as A Head Of Steam, The Lounge and O'Neills. Why not have a look at a decent Newcastle pub guide and try somewhere different:

www.pubsnewcastle.co.uk or www.theburglarsdog.co.uk

Beer is served in the ground in lovely Newcastle-branded plastic glasses.

Away Fans:
Sir John Hall Stand: Adults: 32, Senior Citizens 26, Juniors 17.

Official Programme: 3.
The Mag Fanzine: 2.
True Faith Fanzine: 2.

Stadium Plan:



Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities at the ground please visit the relevant page on the National Association Of Disabled Supporters (NADS) Click HERE

Further information on Newcastle Utd from footballgroundguide.co.uk and The Football Supporters Federation
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 01:00:59 PM »
V high up indeed, higher than most surrounding blds. 
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 02:01:10 PM »
Very impressive ground, feels kind of like approaching a Continental European ground when you walk up to it (coupled with not being able to understand the locals :P).

We parked on a pay and display right in the city centre (we had a mate who lives there to help us find this, and we didnt bother paying coz it was a Sunday) tho i doubt you can do this for Saturday KOs.

Here is our view from yesterday to put in perspective how high up we sit:


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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 02:07:33 PM »
I couldn't enjoy it from all the way up there I was directly opposite you and even though I believe you would have had a great time it would be a lot better if you could tell who was who etc.
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 02:12:42 PM »
I couldn't enjoy it from all the way up there I was directly opposite you and even though I believe you would have had a great time it would be a lot better if you could tell who was who etc.

Its actually not THAT bad really, i could always tell who had the ball (for us anyway, dont overly know their no marks :P) which is good for me, who once thought Xavier had scored a second at Portman road, when it was Sami!!

Also its much easier to tell whos who and that than say, the Camp Nou, where i didnt have a clue!

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 02:43:39 PM »
We were row X - the second row from the top - a bit like subbuteo from all the way up there. One good thing about St. James - plenty of leg room.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 03:22:42 PM »
similar sort of height to betis earlier this season, i thought it was alright to be honest. we found a great parking space, as you approach the ground follow signs for the industrial estate, then instead of turning left onto the estate carry straight on and there is off road parking for free. about two minutes walk from the stadium.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 05:12:33 PM »
Across the road from the stadium, SW corner, UK Parking operate from what appears to be a disused light-industrial unit/warehouse.  3.00 per day or 5.00 matchdays.

The steps up to Level 7 were not as bad as they first appeared.  Took 10 minutes to walk up them - but about 20 minutes to recover afterwards. ;D
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2006, 07:27:43 PM »
Had a great view from row B. No one allowed in Row A. Car Park right in the town centre for 1, you just can't beat that.
Stewards kept their distance which is unusual for Newcastle.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006, 10:08:49 PM »
Not for those with vertigo...and don't forget the binoculars
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #10 on: April 2, 2007, 02:27:27 PM »
10 minutes to climb all the steps, are you joking  :P :P
i have been there quite a few times this season with a mate who's got a season ticket on Level 7 and it takes us all of 90 Seconds to get to the top (haven't timed how long btw) ;D ;D

*i've been to matches there against us Man U an Man City an goin to Arsenal and Chelsea because my mum won't let me come to Anfield this year (coz i'm doing my GCSE's)
I got into the away end for our game though against them, i'm thankful i did, anyone who was there on the bottom left of our section might have seen me

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2007, 07:35:41 PM »
Can anyone recommend any decent hotels within walking distance of the ground?

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #12 on: July 2, 2007, 03:31:02 PM »
Can anyone recommend any decent hotels within walking distance of the ground?

Any hotel in the city centre will be within walking distance as the ground is fairly central.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #13 on: December 7, 2008, 02:42:59 PM »
I understand they have moved the away end as from this season..2008/09.

From the corner to the far end of the john hall stand....so I think it means we are behind the goal... still up in the gods though.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #14 on: December 8, 2008, 01:02:39 PM »
yeah away fans have been moved behind the goal now. any ideas how many tickets we'll get for this ..
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #15 on: December 8, 2008, 08:36:50 PM »
yeah away fans have been moved behind the goal now. any ideas how many tickets we'll get for this ..
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2008, 11:44:58 PM »
I got a ticket for the game this sunday but my friend is a huge newcastle fan so Im having to sit in with all the toon fans! :no

Will I be allowed to wear my liverpool shirt? Or would I get thrown out?

Will I be allowed to cheer or will I get my head kicked in?

Never sat with the other fans before.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2008, 12:41:43 AM »
I got a ticket for the game this sunday but my friend is a huge newcastle fan so Im having to sit in with all the toon fans! :no

Will I be allowed to wear my liverpool shirt? Or would I get thrown out?

Will I be allowed to cheer or will I get my head kicked in?

Never sat with the other fans before.

If I could write down a list of teams I wouldn't sit in the home end with a Liverpool jersey on, Newcastle would be in the top five.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2008, 12:56:14 AM »
If I could write down a list of teams I wouldn't sit in the home end with a Liverpool jersey on, Newcastle would be in the top five.

As would Liverpool. Can o' worms time. ;)

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2008, 03:25:40 PM »
I got a ticket for the game this sunday but my friend is a huge newcastle fan so Im having to sit in with all the toon fans! :no

Will I be allowed to wear my liverpool shirt? Or would I get thrown out?

Will I be allowed to cheer or will I get my head kicked in?

Never sat with the other fans before.
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2008, 10:17:01 PM »
You could, but it would be stupid to were your LFC shirt.


exactly what i've got to do, done it for a few seasons now mate. Wouldn't advise wearing your shirt like, newcastle have got a policy that wouldn't let you anywhere near your seat with an away top on. But usually people are up for a bit of banter and that like, the type of people you get going to newcastle games really has changed over the last five or so years, far more younger fans now rather than a few years back where you would have hardcore support all over the ground.
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2008, 10:34:24 PM »

exactly what i've got to do, done it for a few seasons now mate. Wouldn't advise wearing your shirt like, newcastle have got a policy that wouldn't let you anywhere near your seat with an away top on. But usually people are up for a bit of banter and that like, the type of people you get going to newcastle games really has changed over the last five or so years, far more younger fans now rather than a few years back where you would have hardcore support all over the ground.

Its really stupid to wear colours in the home end (AS AN AWAY FAN) anywhere. 
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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2008, 07:00:46 PM »
took your advice and went plain clothed.

Fantastic ground. Best I have been to! Altho I was sitting in with the toon fans I had a great time seeing us walk over them. It was so funny listening to the toon fans shouting at there team. A lot of the shouts was when masch had the ball. They were shouting "kill him" "knock him down"

All the toon fan around me and infact the whole stadium gave gerrard a massive round of applause when he was subbed which I thought was nice!

It was also great hear our support at the opposit end to where I was singing our songs.  When we started singing "you'll never walk alone" on the 82nd minute the toon fans tried to drown us out but I could still hear us singing away.

Thourghly enjoyed the game, the fans (both) and the stadium.


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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2008, 07:02:01 PM »
Love the ground myself and I think the view from the away end is brilliant.

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2008, 07:09:59 PM »
Love the ground myself and I think the view from the away end is brilliant.

Agreed, one of the best stadiums I've been too. Great view, good legroom, good atmosphere and right next to China town for some food after it. ;D

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2008, 08:27:54 PM »
Agreed, one of the best stadiums I've been too. Great view, good legroom, good atmosphere and right next to China town for some food after it. ;D

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Re: Newcastle United
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2008, 07:42:28 AM »
The Black Bull near the away end probably needs a mention.  It's a mix of home and away supporters but is pretty good.

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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2008, 08:57:21 AM »
The Black Bull near the away end probably needs a mention.  It's a mix of home and away supporters but is pretty good.

Seriously? Is that the seats below where the liverpool fans were sitting?

I didn't think they were allowed to mix fans?

If I had know that I would have tried for a ticket in that part of the ground!

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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2008, 09:03:39 AM »
Seriously? Is that the seats below where the liverpool fans were sitting?

I didn't think they were allowed to mix fans?

If I had know that I would have tried for a ticket in that part of the ground!
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« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2008, 10:16:26 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2008, 10:38:52 AM »
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You alright lad, couldn't find you at Newcastle, where was you sat?
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2008, 10:47:34 AM »
You alright lad, couldn't find you at Newcastle, where was you sat?

fine mate you :)

yeah well when you rang i couldnt here, i thought you said wait in concourse but obviously miss heard.

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