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Sunday 23 December 2018

All you need to know to enjoy your day at Kingston Park Stadium

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat and the stands at Kingston Park are set to be really packed!

Newcastle Falcons welcome Gloucester to the North East for this year’s festive fixture (KO 3pm) with the traditional bumper crowd set to launch into the festive period off the back of another Gallagher Premiership Rugby cracker.

A crucial game for both sides in one of the most competitive seasons in English rugby’s top flight, make the most of your day with our handy guide.

ORDER OF EVENTS

  • 09:00 - Ticket office and club shop open
  • 10:00 - Tap & Tackle opens
  • 12:15 - Hospitality suites open
  • 13:30 - Turnstiles and concourse bars open
  • 13:30 - Bar happy hours begin
  • 14:15 - Player meet and greet – Wooden Spoon Corner, West Stand concourse
  • 14:30 - Bar happy hours end
  • 14:30 - Pre-match player talk in – 1877 Bar, East Stand
  • 15:05 - Team announcements
  • 15:15 - Kick off
  • 16:55* - Full time
  • 17:00 – Live post-match music: West Stand concourse
  • 17:25* - Curry corner begins, 1877 Bar, East Stand
  • 18:30 - Falcons A v Wasps A kick off

*Post-match timings are approximate.

Match Tickets – Supporters are urged to buy in advance to avoid missing out with fewer than 1,000 tickets remaining available for today’s game.

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.

Booking online and making use of the TicketFast delivery option will allow supporters to receive their tickets by means of a .pdf file to print at home and avoid match-day queues at the box office.

Premiership Rugby Shield Taking place following the game against Gloucester, Newcastle Falcons A take on Wasps A in the Premiership Rugby Shield.

Kick-off is at 18:30 and entry is covered by tickets to Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester. to Sunday’s game

Getting Here - Stadium car parking for Sunday’s match has sold out. Supporters without pre-bought parking passes are advised to make their way to the ground by means of public transport.

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)

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 Sunday’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.

The CAST - Our CAST volunteers will 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 green uniforms and are ready to assist with any enquiries you might have on Sunday.

Food & Drink - Supporters can enjoy a wide range of food and drink options at the ground on Sunday, with stadium bars, kiosks, 72 Angels & Burgers, Angel Fish, and Posh Box outlets all open.

Getting into the festive spirit, Sunday’s game will see the debut of a new gin and spirits bar located beneath the stadium big screen on the East Terrace.

Post-match, the now famous Curry Corner will be in situ in the 1877 Bar approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle with this weekend’s delicious flavours being

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 Sunday 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 14:30 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 entertainment Extend your afternoon with us beyond the 80 minutes of top European action on offer, with a Christmas karaoke after the full-time whistle

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 - With Christmas just around the corner, make sure you’re fully sorted for the Falcons fan in your life and pop by the club shop or retail kiosks.

With a full range of replica kits, leisurewear and accessories in stock, 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.

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 pre-match, priced at £1 per ticket.

Pitch access – With the Premiership Rugby Shield fixture against Wasps kicking off at 18:30, it will not be possible for supporters to take to the field this Sunday.

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