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Last reviewed: 31.05.2022

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Ticket office Address Club Address
The Box Office
Newcastle United 
PO Box 315 

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


Home matchday programme: £tbc for season 2022/23
(Produced by tbc

Club Shop:

"The Newcastle United Megastore" is operated by Castore on behalf of NUFC beneath the Gallowgate End on Strawberry Place.

A further NUFC outlet operated by Castore opened in the Upper Red Mall of the Metrocentre on March 31st 2022, while Castore also have their own shop in Monument Mall.

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

Club Sponsors: FUN88 tbc 

Club telephone number
0844 372 1892

Club Colours: 

(Castore are the current kit suppliers)

First Strip: 




Second Strip: 





Third Strip: 




Principal officials: (based on club press releases)

Owner Public Investment Fund (PIF), and also comprising PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media
Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan  
Director Amanda Staveley
Director Mehrdad Ghodoussi
Director Jamie Reuben
Director Majed Al Sorour
Technical Director tbc Dan Ashworth tbc
Director of Retail Stuart Middlemiss 
Head of Media and content Lee Marshall
Managing Editor Dan King
Press Officer  Mark Hannen

Football Management: 

Head Coach Eddie Howe
Assistant Head Coach Graeme Jones
Assistant Head Coach Jason Tindall
Coach Stephen Purches
First Team Coach Simon Weatherstone
Sports Scientist Dan Hodges
Analyst Mark Leyland
Head of Goalkeeping Simon Smith
Head of Strength and Conditioning Nick Grantham
Head of Performance Dan Hodges
First Team Development Coach Ben Dawson
U23 Development Coach Elliott Dickman
U23 Assistant Coach Kevin Richardson
U23 Goalkeeping Coach Adam Bartlett
Academy Manager Steve Harper
Academy Head of Goalkeeping Tony Caig
Academy U18 Lead Coach Peter Ramage
Academy U18 Assistant Coach Ian Bogie
Academy U18 GK Coach Dani Garcia
Academy U16 Lead Coach Chris Moore
Academy Assistant Coach Mark Atkinson
Academy Loan Co-ordinator Shola Ameobi
Head of Sports Medicine/Science Paul Catterson
First Team Sports Scientist James Allan
First Team Sports Scientist John Fitzpatrick
Head Physiotherapist Derek Wright 
Head of Rehabilitation Sean Beech
First Team Physiotherapist Dave Galley
First Team soft tissue specialist Craig Russell
Academy Head Physiotherapist Carl Nelson
Academy Physiotherapist Stephen Weir
Fitness Coach Simon Tweddle
Fitness Coach Chris Wilding
Academy Fitness Coach Scott Pearce
Chief Scout Steve Nickson
Academy Head of Recruitment tbc
First Team Coach Analyst Mark Leyland
Masseur Barrie Graham


Life President Sir John Hall
Honorary President Bob Young

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Ticket Information:

The capacity of the ground in season 2022/23 is 52,311 (tbc)

The Box Office number is: 

0844 372 1892

(0044 870 444 1892 for overseas callers)

The Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, a short distance past the Sir Bobby Robson statue.

Home Tickets: 

Tickets are sold by the SJP Box Office in person, via 0844 372 1892 and online here.  

Check 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 (league and cup only, not friendlies).

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:

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

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.

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 (aka U23s, aka Development Side): 

NUFC play in the Premier League 2 Division Two. They also take part in the Premier League Cup, EFL Trophy and the Northumberland Senior Cup competitions.

Most home games take place at the Whitley Park home of Northumberland FA (NE12 9SF) with occasional ones at SJP.

The Youth Academy:

NUFC  play in the FA Premier League Academy (North Group). They  also take part in the FA Youth Cup, entering at the Third Round.

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)

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....

SJP Ground Tours:

The club post information 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 Metro: 

Nearest station is St. James. Come out of the station, and look behind you. Ascend by the steps in front of you or walk around to the right towards Barrack Road for step-free access.

If travelling from the airport, alight at Haymarket or Monument Stations and follow the crowds.   

Metro network map - service updates appear
online here

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.

(Deviating off topic, but the Metro does not run to the Metro Centre - which is served by buses or trains).

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 takes you between The Forth and Town Wall pubs and brings you out on Clayton Street. Cross straight over and continue up the final section of the pedestrian alley. You are now on Westgate Road.

To your right is a paper shop and immediately past it is Bath Lane, 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.

At this point either continue towards the ground or deviate off to the right along 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 will see a Nelson's Column type monument in the centre - that's Grey's Monument that is.

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 (in Level 7 up an endless series of steps), 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 offices/stand with the ground on your right. The away turnstiles are past the main entrance 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 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' 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)

Matchday road closures:

Newcastle City Council impose road closures in the vicinity of SJP on first team home match days over a period of one hour before kick-off to 30 minutes after full time. more details online here

NB: Barrack Road is never affected by these closures, despite the fact that barriers were installed some years ago and remain extant.

Parking at the Ground:

None (multi-storey car parks adjoining Leazes End aren't available for public use on match days and the previous car parks beyond the Gallowgate End by the Strawberry pub/Metro station have now closed and are being built over).

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).

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

At Newcastle Civic Centre (aka Sandyford Square car park).

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:

Service X50 from the Metro Centre and Q3 from Newcastle Great Park operate on first team home match days. Further details are available online here

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