Supporters visiting Newcastle for the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in May 2019 can enjoy the best hotel rates thanks to close collaboration between NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and local accommodation providers.
Hotels booked through NGI are up to half the price of those on conventional booking websites, with details of accommodation options available via www.newcastle2019.com .
Newcastle United’s St James’ Park hosts the European Challenge Cup final on Friday 10 May, with the European Champions Cup final held on Saturday 11 May.
A huge influx of visitors is expected for what is European club rugby’s biggest weekend, with phenomenal early ticket sales seeing tens of thousands being snapped up during the opening week of sales.
Tickets are on sale now by clicking here, with NGI working hard with hoteliers to secure great rates for visiting supporters.
With more than 7,500 city centre bedrooms, fans and their families will have a choice of accommodation options from budget through to 4-star corporate branded hotels. Wherever you’re staying in the city you’ll have easy access to both St James’ Park and Kingston Park Stadium, which hosts the European Rugby Continental Shield final on Saturday 11 May.
Sarah Stewart, chief executive of destination management and marketing organisation NGI, said: “We have been working hard with accommodation providers in the region to ensure the large numbers of visitors to the city get the best value during their stay.
“There are considerable savings to be made by booking through the official website, with a great range of accommodation options, and we look forward to welcoming people in just under a year’s time for what will be a huge weekend."
The compact nature of the city means that everything is within walking distance, with St James’ Park right in the heart of it. For those staying outside of the city centre, Newcastle has four central Metro stations which link the wider region, the city centre and Newcastle International Airport.
Every year Newcastle attracts millions of visitors from across the globe to a range of sporting and cultural events. The world’s most iconic half marathon, the Great North Run, is hosted in Newcastle every year and the city has a long history of staging major sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup 2015 and Rugby League Magic Weekends.
Newcastle, a city on the North bank of the River Tyne in North East England, is also packed with culture, history and heritage, as well as must-see attractions and landmarks.
While you are in Newcastle, as well as enjoying rugby at world class sporting venues and a warm Geordie welcome, you can take advantage of the city’s vibrant nightlife. Newcastle has a wide variety of bars, restaurants and live music venues for fans to enjoy during their stay.
Outside of Newcastle, the region has a stunning coastline which stretches miles into Northumberland in the north and down towards the iconic River Tyne. The surrounding region boasts quaint villages and towns, as well as miles of rolling countryside, green woodland and famous historic landmarks.
For inspiration on what to do in and around Newcastle go to www.NewcastleGateshead.com .