All you need to know to ahead of Friday's visit of Bath
Newcastle Falcons’ Big Night Oot is set to be the biggest yet this Friday as Bath Rugby are the visitors to Kingston Park Stadium (KO 19:45)
With the return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby action to the North East, along with an enhanced match-day experience including our West Stand marquee, there is plenty to enjoy this Friday at the ground.
Find out the full details below.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Team's Up- Check out the line-ups for this weekend's action by clicking here.
Match Tickets – Tickets for Friday night’s fixture are selling fast, with very limited availability in the East and West Stands and South terrace.
Supporters are urged to buy in advance to save on full match-day prices and avoid any purchase queues on match-day. Tickets can be bought now online by clicking here, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the club’s Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060.
Getting Here - A limited number of Stadium car park passes will be available to buy on Friday priced at £10 per vehicle and on a first come first served basis.
Kingston Park Stadium is well served by local public transport services, with Stagecoach’s X47 service from Newcastle city centre stopping opposite the ground on Windsor Way and Tyne & Wear Metro services on the airport line calling at Kingston Park and Bank Foot (approx 7mins walk away)
It is suggested that supporters without a pre-purchased pass for the car park make use of these links for Friday’s game.
PLEASE NOTE - Roadworks on the A1 will see the junction accessed fom Kingston Park Road closed post match. Supporters looking to head south after the match should turn right out of the stadium and follow the yellow diversion signs.
West Stand Marquee – In place and offering a for one night only match-day venue, our marquee will provide a more relaxed pre-match environment, with numbers limited and entry granted via a marquee pass.
Priced at £5 and including the price of your first drink of the evening, these will be available to buy on the evening.
For more information on the marquee and the post-match entertainment taking place within, click here
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.
Kingston Park Stadium will be operating enhanced security procedures around Friday’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 and for those with a purchased access ticket, the West Stand marquee.
Battle of the Stands – With a bumper Big Night Oot crowd in place, the club are asking supporters to provide vocal backing right from the off with a rendition of “Blaydon Races” as the team enters the field of play.
Led by Chris Dakers fans can warm up their vocal chords from 19:20 with a pre-match battle of the stands and get in some valuable practice ahead of the team run out.
For fans wanting to join in but unsure of the words, lyric sheets will be available from The Cast volunteers pre-match.
The CAST - A new addition to match-days this season, our CAST volunteers will be on hand to point you in the right direction and improve your match day experience. The volunteers aim to bring knowledge, passion for service and most importantly fun to every home match and to help our spectators have a standout experience whenever they visit Kingston Park Stadium.
They can easily be spotted in their bright green uniforms and are ready to assist with any enquiries you might have on Friday.
Wooden Spoon Corner – Friday night will see an extra special guest in place at the Wooden Spoon Corner in the West Stand, the Gallagher Premiership trophy!
On display for fans to have their photos taken with, the trophy will join the regular features of the Junior Falcons hub, including a pre-match Q & A with members of the Newcastle Falcons squad.
Food & Drink - Supporters can enjoy a wide range of food and drink options at the ground on Friday, with stadium bars, kiosks, 72 Angels & Burgers, Angel Fish, and Posh Box outlets all open.
Those who have purchased a West Stand Marquee ticket can also enjoy delicious Indian flavours from Chandni Chowk while Angel Street Food will be present with their outstanding beef brisket and a vegetarian option.
Post-match, the now famous Curry Corner will be in situ in the 1877 Bar approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.
Pre-match talk-in and player meet & greets - Fans have two opportunities to get the thoughts of members of the Falcons playing squad ahead of kick off on Friday in both the East and West Stands.
In the 1877 Justin Lockwood will be joined by members of the non-playing squad for a pre-match Q&A from 19:10 while over in the West Stand concourse, additional players will be present in the Wooden Spoon Corner helping to sign up new members to the Junior Falcons fan club, sign autographs and chat to fans before the game gets underway.
Post-match Marquee party: Extend your evening with us beyond the 80 minutes of Gallagher Premiership Rugby action on offer and join us for our big post-match party in the West Stand marquee.
With live music from Blistered Molly and Chris Dakers, plus the regular DJ, there is plenty to keep the night going, with bars remaining open all the way through to midnight.
In the East Stand's 1877 Bar, supporters will be able to hear from the Newcastle Falcons man of the match shortly after the full-time whistle.
Merchandise – In store for Friday, the club has now taken delivery of the eagerly awaited cotton replicas of the 2018/19 ISC home shirt with sizes up to 5XL ready to be purchased. Bag a Black Friday bargain, with 10% off all merchandise.
In addition and with winter on the way, the Falcons shop has timed the delivery of new stock to perfection, with new coats, hats and scarves all in stock for Friday. Merchandise will be available to purchase from the main club shop in the East Stand, while supporters in the South and West stands will also be able to purchase items from the retail stations located within these stands’ concourses.
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 pre-match, priced at £1 per ticket.
Pitch access – Supporters will be welcome to take to the field after the completion of the game against Bath, 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.