What you need to know to make the most from your visit to a sold-out Kingston Park this Saturday
Newcastle Falcons will welcome a sell-out crowd for their crucial Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture against Wasps, as both sides battle to finish third in the regular season table.
With 10,100 fans set to cheer the lads on as they look to preserve a fine run of form on their home field, here is all of the important information you need to make the most of your match-day experience.
Kick Off Time – Saturday’s game against Wasps will kick off at 4:00 pm.
Match Tickets – Tickets for the game are now sold out. Make sure you never miss a moment in season 2018/19 and book your season ticket membership.
Granting entry to 11 Gallagher Premiership Rugby home games, three European Champions Cup pool games and two domestic cup group game, season tickets offer the best and most convenient way to follow the Falcons.
Opening Times – Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 2:30 pm with the East Stand Tap & Tackle open to all guests from 10am.
The Stadium Box Office will be open for the collection of tickets from 09:00 with supporters needing to pick up tickets STRONGLY ADVISED to collect as early as possible.
Doors for guests attending as part of Kingston Park Stadium’s award-winning match-day hospitality packages will be open from 1:00 pm with food served from 1:30pm for those part of the Restaurant package and 2:00 pm for all other areas.
Curry Corner – Back in place in the 1877 Bar 30 minutes after full-time. Serving delicious, free helpings of curry and rice prepared by the award-winning Kingston Park Stadium chefs, Curry Corner is part of the club’s ongoing efforts to enhance the match day experience and reward the loyal Falcons Family.
Saturday’s offering sees Madras as the flavour of the day for both meat and vegetarian options.
Pre-Match Player Talk-in: Starting at 3:15 pm, and again in the 1877 Bar, announcer Justin Lockwood will be joined by members of the Falcons squad for an exclusive pre-match Q&A. Make sure you're there early to claim your spot to get the inside track on the game in prospect.
Stadium Access – Supporters must enter the stand for which they hold tickets to gain entry into the ground. Kingston Park Stadium’s ticket scanners will have restrictions in place which will only allow tickets for that stand to be scanned.
Entry to the ground will be by way of turnstiles, allowing the club to effectively manage entry into the stadium and ensure match-days at Kingston Park remain a fun and safe day out.
Security – Kingston Park Stadium will be operating enhanced security procedures around Saturday’s game, including bag searches. If you would usually bring a bag to the game please consider whether this is something you really need.
If you do need to bring a bag please be aware that it will be subject to search from security staff and be sure to allow extra time for getting into the ground.
Bars – Supporters bar facilities are available in the South, East and West stand. All bars within the stadium will be running a reduced price happy hour drinks promotion from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Food & Drink – For those needing refreshments before or during the game, a range of food options will be served from the South and West stand kiosks and from units outside in the stadium bowl.
To cater for demand from a sell-out crowd, additional units have been brought in with a particular focus on the north end of the ground.
With a revamped menu at the inside outlets, the outdoor vans have also been enhanced, with Angel Street Food now delivering these catering options. For full details on what’s on offer, click here.
Programmes – On sale in the East Stand club shop and from mobile selling points around the ground, the 72-page publication is available at £3 per copy
Foundation Flutter – Offering supporters the chance to win the Falcons Man of the Match shirt or corporate hospitality at the next home fixture, tickets are available from sellers around the ground and from the Wooden Spoon corner in the West Stand pre-match, priced at £1 per ticket.
Lottery Sellers are still able to accept the old £1 coin, so why not clear out the piggy bank for a chance to win these special prizes.
Parking – There will be limited availability for Stadium car parking for Saturday’s match. Priced at £10 per vehicle, this will be available on a first come first served basis.
Any fans not wishing to drive to the stadium are encouraged to use public transport to get to the game, with park and ride facilities available at Callerton Parkway, Northumberland Park, Bank Foot and Heworth.
Club Shop – The Falcons club shop and ticket office will be open from 9 am up until halftime and then for 45 minutes after the full-time whistle.
With Saturday marking the final home game of the season, all remaining replica and authentic match shirts will be reduced with 50% off. With at least an Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final still to look forward to, get your colours and be ready to show your support at the end of season play-offs.
Supporters in the South and West stands will also be able to purchase items from the retail stations located within these stands, while the corporate hospitality suites will also have merchandise vendors present.
Pitch Access – Supporters will be welcome to take to the field after the completion of the game against Wasps, however, entry will be delayed until players have completed a lap of the stadium.
Please make your way to the West Stand entry points if you wish to go onto the pitch, and follow all instructions from safety stewards.
Post-Match – The evening continues long after the full-time whistle sounds, with music across the stadium post-match.
In the West Stand, local duo Just So will be performing live both at half-time and after the final whistle. Having launched their debut album last month, David Stanyer and Olivia Morley will perform a range of songs from the wide-ranging set list. Check out the band here.
For fans who prefer to give their own vocal chords a workout, the Tap & Tackle will play host to its now traditional karaoke and disco, while supporters can also hear the thoughts of the game’s Man of the Match in both the 1877 Bar and West Stand concourse.