Make the most of your match-day with our handy guide to what is on around the ground
Newcastle Falcons kick off 2019 with the excitement of Gallagher Premiership Rugby on Saturday when they take on Harlequins at Kingston Parks Stadium, KO 3pm.
With the team looking to climb the table and join the growing group of teams squabbling over qualification places for both the Premiership play-offs and Heineken Champions Cup, it’s a game that is shaping up to be a superb way to mark the turn of the New Year.
For full details of what to expect if you are coming to Kingston Park Stadium, read on.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Teams' Up - Check out the line-ups for this weekend's action by clicking here.
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.
Falcons U18s v Yorkshire Carnegie U18s – Kicking off at 17:30, supporters are welcome to stay on and watch the next generation of Falcons stars as they take on their counterparts from Yorkshire.
Fans will be able to watch this game from the East Stand side of the ground, with access to the seats on a first come, first served basis after the full time whistle of the Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins fixture.
Getting Here - Stadium car parking for Saturday’s match is sold out. Supporters without pre-purchased seasonal or single-match passes will be unable to park at Kingston Park stadium on the day.
The ground 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 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 with happy hour prices in place from 13:30 to 14:30.
The CAST - 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 Saturday.
Food & Drink - Supporters can enjoy a wide range of food and drink options at the ground on Saturday, with stadium bars, kiosks, 72 Angels & Burgers, Angel Fish, and Posh Box outlets all open.
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 Saturday 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 from 14:00, helping to sign up new members to the Junior Falcons fan club, sign autographs and chat to fans before the game gets underway.
Merchandise – Winter still has some way to go so swing by the club shop to get stocked up on coats, hoodies and accessories to keep the worst of the cold at bay! 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 – With the Under 18s fixture taking place post-match, supporters will be unable to access the pitch post-match this weekend.