Newcastle Falcons – Kingston Park Stadium Guide

Capacity:10,200
Address: Kingston Park Stadium, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8AF
Telephone: 0871 226 6060
Pitch Type: SIS – Rugger
Club Nickname: Falcons
Year Ground Opened: 1990
Shirt Sponsors: Greene King IPA
Kit Manufacturer: ISC
Home Kit: Black
Away Kit: Lime Green and Grey


 WHAT’S KINGSTON PARK LIKE?

If you are interested in rugby then Kingston Park is a great place to go. Excellent facilities, parking and seating, well organized staff and easy access to the stands various foods available in the stadium


KINGSTON PARK MAP


PUBS NEAR KINGSTON PARK
  • Twin Farms – It’s vey traditional inside with stone walls and floors and wooden furniture. The food is lovely and the menu is quite varied and is reasonably priced at around £7 or £8 for a main course. Drinks are reasonable and they sell a variety of beers. It’s a cozy place, perfect for a pre-rugby pint. Often very popular with away supporters as it’s about 10-minute walk from the stadium.

Back in town, Newcastle has every type of bar you could imagine, from real ale pubs to cocktail bars to massive clubs. ViewNewcastle.co.uk offers a pretty extensive list.


DIRECTIONS AND CAR PARKING

On non-match days there is ample free parking at the stadium. However, on first-team match days parking is limited and comes with a charge. We strongly recommend booking in advance as we are unable to guarantee availability for those turning up on the day without a reserved space. To book matchday parking call 0871 226 6060.

Local parking restrictions are in place on the surrounding streets, meaning that anyone parking on the main road or in the housing estates near to Kingston Park Stadium will receive a parking ticket. Please respect our neighbours when driving to events at the stadium.

Park and ride facilities are available at a number of local Metro stations, offering all-day parking. Stations offering park and ride include:

  • Bank Foot (within walking distance of the ground)
  • Kingston Park (within walking distance of the ground)
  • Callerton Parkway
  • Heworth
  • Northumberland Park

HOW TO GET TO KINGSTON PARK
By Train: Newcastle Central station is located right in the heart of this great city, and has its own metro station for connections to the ground (see below). Newcastle is a principal stop on both the East Coast Mainline and CrossCountry rail network, with regular direct services South to York (1 hour), Leeds (90 minutes), Doncaster (90 minutes), Manchester (150 minutes), Birmingham (3 hours), London (3 hours) and Bristol (5 hours), and North to Edinburgh (90 minutes) and Glasgow (150 minutes).
By Bus: The X47 bus runs regularly from Monument in the City Centre of Newcastle to Kingston Park shopping centre, with the journey taking around 20 minutes.
By Metro: Newcastle has a great light-rail system known as the Tyne and Wear Metro. Rather confusingly however, the closest station to the ground is not Kingston Park, but the next station on the line towards the airport – Bank Foot in Zone 2 of the system. Upon exiting the station turn right, head past (or via!) the Twin Farms pub, take a right then left and you’ll be on the road to the stadium.
By Air: Newcastle Airport is only a few miles outside of the City. Flights operate to a good range of destinations including Aberdeen, Belfast (City and International), Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Jersey, London (Heathrow) and Paris (CDG). The airport has its own station on the Tyne & Wear Metro, where you can catch a train to Central Station in the heart of the city in around 25 minutes or directly to the ground in about 5 (alighting at Bank Foot station, not Kingston Park).ht then left and you’ll be on the road to the stadium.

KINGSTON PARK DISABLED FACILITIES

Access

Wheelchair users should access Kingston Park Stadium through either or Gate 8 (West Stand), Gate 1-4 (South Stand) as stated on the respective ticket.

If a spectator has a specific mobility issue and requires support or guidance, please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email [email protected] to discuss your specific access requirements.

Parking

Kingston Park has 22 designated disabled parking spaces in the East, West and South car park’s which can be reserved seasonally or in advance of a match by calling the Ticket Office on 0871 226 60 60. Blue Badge holders will be expected to show their badge on arrival and will not be permitted to park without it. Disabled spectators without a disabled parking space can be dropped off at the West Stand (south end) where they can then access the stadium.

Seating Facilities

We provide 82 pitch level covered seating in the South and West Stand with good viewing for wheelchair users and companions.

Corporate, high level seating for wheelchair users and companions is available in the West Stand on a seasonal or match by match basis (lift access from West Stand Reception).

Ambulant Disabled

There are no specific areas of the stadium that facilitate specific access for the ambulant disabled, however, there are several seats that can be accessed more easily by those spectators using crutches, sticks or walking frames.

Please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email [email protected] to discuss your specific access requirements.

Toilet Facilities

Accessible disabled toilets are available at the following locations:

West Stand – 5 disabled unisex WC’s

South Stand – 2 disabled unisex WC’s

East Stand – 1 disabled unisex WC’s


NEWCASTLE HOTELS

There are an abundance of hotels around and about the Newcastle, but we would recommend:

For further recommendations, visit the NewcastleGateshead Initiative website here.


CLUB LINKS
Official website: http://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/
Falcons Rugby (Fans forum): http://www.rugbynetwork.net/boards/list/s95.htm