What you need to know to make the most from your visit to Kingston Park this Saturday.
Newcastle Falcons will bring the curtain down on the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season at home to Bristol Bears on Saturday afternoon, as the final game of the campaign once again takes place on home turf.
Here is all of the important information you need to make the most of your match-day experience.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Kick Off Time – Saturday’s game against Bristol will kick off at 16:00.
Match Tickets – 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, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium box office or by calling the club’s ticket hotline on 0871 226 6060.
Opening Times – Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 14:30 with the East Stand Tap & Tackle open to all guests from 10:00.
The Stadium box office will be open for the collection and purchase of tickets from 9am.
Doors for guests attending as part of Kingston Park Stadium’s award-winning match-day hospitality packages will be open from 13:00.
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. Saturday’s offering sees lamb rogan josh as the flavour of the day.
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.
The CAST - CAST volunteers will once again 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 blue uniforms and are ready to assist with any enquiries you might have on Saturday.
Programmes – On sale in the East Stand club shop and from mobile selling points around the ground, the 72-page publication is available at £3.50 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.
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 half-time and then for 45 minutes after the full-time whistle. With Saturday marking the final home game of the season, all remaining stock has been reduced.
Supporters in the South and West stands will also be able to purchase items from the retail stations located within these stands,
Pitch Access – Supporters will be welcome to take to the field after the completion of the game against Bristol, 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 fans from all stands welcome to move around the stadium and enjoy the entertainment on offer in the different stands.
For more details on what can be enjoyed, click here.