Match-day info: Bedford at home on Friday

Thursday 12 March 2020

Make the most of your visit to Kingston Park Stadium on Friday night as Newcastle Falcons play host to Bedford Blues.

The Greene King IPA Championship clash is an 8pm kick-off on Friday March 13, 2020.

TEAM LINE-UPS

The teams have been announced, and can be found by clicking here.

TICKETS

This game is included on the 2019-20 season ticket membership package. Match tickets are available by clicking here, calling 0871 226 6060 or from the stadium in person. Tickets bought before match-day will carry a £3 discount.

TICKET AND MERCHANDISE DISCOUNT FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL

Members of the armed forces, emergency services and NHS are among those who can enjoy discounted tickets for Friday's game.

Discounted tickets for the game start from only £8 for past and present serving members (usual RRP £12) and can be purchased from the Kingston Park ticket office upon production of the relevant staff ID. Online ticket sales links have also been made available to representatives from each service, and will be distributed internally. Service personnel can also enjoy a 10% discount in the club shop on match day, on production of their Blue Light card.

Services included are listed below, with questions regarding the offer being directed to katy.mcgurk@newcastle-falcons.co.uk .

Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, NHS, Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary, Cleveland Police, Durham Fire and Rescue, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue, North East Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and anyone with a Blue Light card.

MATCH-DAY RUNNING ORDER

0900: Club shop and ticket office opens.

0900: Tap & Tackle bar opens.

1700: Hospitality open for guests' arrival.

1830: Turnstiles, concourse bars and food kiosks open.

1830-1930: Happy hour in stadium bars.

1900: Wooden Spoon Corner (West Stand concourse).

2000: Match kicks off.

2045 (approx): Half-time. Foundation Flutter drawn on the pitch, result announced over stadium PA.

2145 (approx): Final whistle.

2145: Live singer, Mike Memphis, in West Stand concourse bar.

2215: Full-time feed (West Stand concourse).

TV & RADIO COVERAGE

Friday’s game is not on TV, but there will be live audio coverage from the BBC Newcastle team on 1458mw and DAB, and also via the BBC Rugby website and BBC Sport app. This commentary is accessible to supporters inside the stadium via the fan radios, which are priced at £10 from the club shop and programme sellers, and which work at all home games.

PARKING

Friday’s game is included in the package for 2019-20 season parking pass holders. Non-pass holders can park at the stadium for £10 by paying at the gate, subject to availability. The postcode for Kingston Park Stadium is NE13 8AF. A residents' parking permit scheme is in operation in the nearby streets. Please consider our neighbours and do not park without a permit.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Kingston Park Stadium is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro, with Kingston Park station and Bank Foot Station both a five-minute walk away. For details of Metro services please click here. The X47 bus also links Kingston Park with Newcastle city centre. For more information please click here.

FOUNDATION FLUTTER LOTTERY

Drawn at half-time, you can win the man of the match’s playing shirt or corporate hospitality at a future Falcons game. Tickets are priced £1 and are available from sellers in and around the ground. Proceeds go to the Newcastle Rugby Foundation, with the winning numbers posted on the club’s facebook and twitter after the match as well as being announced over the PA system at half-time.

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