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Club Information
 Last reviewed: 11.04.2012

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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

Matchday programme: Produced by O Publishing @ 3

Programme orders/back numbers: (website currently offline)

Club Shops

Branches located at:

St.James' Park (South East "Strawberry" corner)
Eldon Square (Northumberland Street entrance, 4 Eldon Way, NE1 7XS)
Metro Centre (Blue Quadrant)

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

Club Sponsors: Virgin Money

Club telephone number:

0844 372 1892

Club Colours

(Puma are the current kit suppliers, on a deal claimed to run until 2014)

First Strip:  

Shirts: black and white stripes 
Shorts: 
black with white detail
Socks: black with white detail 

Second Strip: 

Shirts: orange 
Shorts: orange
Socks: orange 

Third Strip: 

Shirts: black 
Shorts: black
Socks: black

Officials:  (based on club press releases)

Owner, NUFC Mike Ashley 
Managing Director Derek Llambias
Non-Executive Director Justin Barnes
Non-Executive Director Steve Hayward 
Director of Retail Stuart Middlemiss 
Football Secretary Lee Charnley
Financial Controller  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 Willie Donachie
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 Dave Henderson 
Physiotherapist Derek Wright 
Physiotherapist Michael Harding 
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

Ticket Information:

The capacity of the ground in season 2011/12 is 52,388 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.

 Home Tickets: 

Tickets are available from the SJP Box Office in person, via 0844 372 1892, online here and from club shops (not SJP). Check NUFC.com for details of ticket sales, which take place at various times to various groups in order as follows:

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

(The HMV shop on Northumberland Street (and online) also sell tickets for a section in the lower part of the Leazes Stand).

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 2011/12 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 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 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: 

NUFC
play in the Northern Section of the Premier Reserve League and have a 22 game season, consisting of home and away meetings with the other seven sides in the same group, plus either a home or an away meeting with the eight sides in the other group.

With Manchester City, Spurs, Stoke City and QPR all opting out, the remaining 16 sides split into Northern & Southern sections as follows:

North: Bolton, Manchester United, Liverpool, mackems, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan, Everton.

South: Arsenal, Fulham, Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolves, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Swansea City.

Home games take place at various venues tbc including St.James' Park,Whitley Park and 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.

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:

Stadium Tour Ticket Prices: 10 Adults, 7 Concessions (+3 for matchday tours)
Tours normally depart at 11am and 1.30pm. 

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.

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. 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 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)

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 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 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'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

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....

Accommodation

  

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