As the season draws to a climax Newcastle Falcons announce their plans for match scheduling and Season Tickets next season.
As the season draws to an exciting climax Newcastle Falcons would like to announce their intention to play the majority of games in the 2013-14 season at 3pm on Sunday.
After much discussion and feedback from supporters and in line with the club’s vision and values, it is felt that the community and the region as a whole across all age groups especially families are missing out on the opportunity to watch top class rugby at the Falcons.
Sales and marketing director Duncan Edward said: “The vision is to make Sunday rugby at Newcastle Falcons an integral part of your rugby weekend, and next season we will make a Sunday at Kingston Park an exciting occasion both on and off the field.
“With a range of activities and entertainment for all age groups coupled with great food and beverage choices, it will be a great event and location for you to see off your weekend in style.”
Many of the Sunday games will be preceded with community activities for all age groups to help us nurture the Falcons home-grown stars of tomorrow. The recent signings of six academy players is testament to the value in driving local rugby.
Community director Melanie Magee said: “Over the past few seasons we have seen up to 1,000 participants take part in each match activity, from festivals to pre-match coaching clinics.
“It is fantastic to see not only the great number of players involved, but the geographical variety of clubs, schools and individuals represented. From Berwick to Middlesbrough to Penrith, it’s clear to see that there is a great passion for rugby in the region.
“Playing our games on a Sunday will mean we can increase the opportunities for community groups to attend the matches, especially those from younger age groups and further afield. Filling our new family area in the West Stand with enthusiastic youngsters will not only provide a fantastic experience for the participants, but also ensure an electric atmosphere for our first team stars as they run out onto the Kingston Park pitch.”
Some Friday night games will of course take place and the exact timings of games will be dependent on fixture and television scheduling.
The club will continue to deliver excellence off the field and the corporate experience will as ever be the best in its field.
Director of rugby Dean Richards said: “We need to pack the ground and really get behind the team by creating ‘Falcons Sunday.’
“We are opening up the opportunity for all to come and see top class rugby in a family friendly environment.”
In line with this exciting news we are also pleased to announce next season’s ticket pricing. The simple and easy to understand options below will be available until the start of next season, however there are some early incentives available.
If you are a new Season Ticket Holder you can gain entry to all the upcoming Kingston Park Championship play-off matches that are due to take place in the month of May. If you are an existing Season Ticket Holder and you have yet to renew, you can claim the all-new 2013-14 season Falcons replica shirt free of charge on its launch.
Adult Season Ticket pricing for 2013/14
Seating inside 22 Seating outside 22 South Stand North Stand
2013/14 £400 £300 £300 £200
Junior Season tickets
The club is also pleased to announce that it is also launching two exciting season ticket offers to junior members of the regions rugby clubs and to members of the junior supporters club The Flock. In addition to these offers every junior season ticket holder will receive a free junior replica shirt!
These are as follows:
Seat location Adult price Junior price Conditions
Rugby clubs' offer West 22 and South Stand £300 FREE (one per adult) Each junior must hold RFU membership number Flock members only West 22 and South Stand £300 £100 (five per adult) Each Junior must sign up to become a Flock member, which is free of charge. To take advantage of these exciting offer please call in at the club or contact the ticket office on 0871 2266060.