Newcastle United are one of the most supported teams in the Premier League, their fans are the most loyal in the country and a visit to St James' Park is a must for all football fans.
Newcastle United are a north-east based club that has endured mass success in their history, having been crowned champions four times and winning six domestic competitions. They have a huge fan base since a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, leading to them attracting large attendances through their gates every week. They have had legends of the game play for them such as Alan Shearer, and have played mostly in the Premier League over their years. They have an experienced squad, fit to excite and under the guidance of Champions League winning manager, Rafael Benitez, are looking to re-establish themselves in the European places. It’s an exciting time to be a Newcastle supporter, as they are playing some of the best football they have for years.
Newcastle United are a north-east based club that has endured mass success in their history, having been crowned champions four times and winning six domestic competitions. They have a huge fan base since a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, leading to them attracting large attendances through their gates every week.
They have had legends of the game play for them such as Alan Shearer, and have played mostly in the Premier League over their years. They have an experienced squad, fit to excite and under the guidance of Champions League winning manager, Rafael Benitez, are looking to re-establish themselves in the European places. It’s an exciting time to be a Newcastle supporter, as they are playing some of the best football they have for years.
Newcastle play at St. James’ Park which has a capacity of 52,354 and have played there since the merger. Newcastle have been in the Premier League for all but three years. After Newcastle West End dissolved into serious financial trouble in the 1892-93 season, East End chose to be involved in a merger between the two and eventually the two clubs adopted the name, Newcastle United.
This led to masses of fans walking through the doors as the two became one and helped the development of the club. They also chose to turn own the chance to play in the Second Division, due to no big names in the league, and stayed in the Northern League. They turned down the chance again in 1893-94 and opted to join the Second Division with the likes of Liverpool and Woolwich Arsenal.
Newcastle eventually gained promotion to the First Division in the 1898-99 season and continued to build from there. In the 1903-04 season, they had built a squad of players that would go on to dominate English Football for the next decade. They won their first, First Division title in 1904-05 then regained the title in 1906-07 and 1908-09. They also reached the FA Cup final in 1905, 1906 and 1908, however losing on all occasions.
They eventually won the FA Cup in 1910 but had a quiet 14 years ahead of them. Newcastle then endured yo-yo years after 35 consecutive seasons in the top flight, going from FA Cup triumphs, three times in a five-year period between 1951-55, to relegations to the second division.
In the 1980s, they suffered financial difficulties and were forced to sell their key players such as Kevin Keegan and Peter Beardsley, who had helped guide them back to the first division and found themselves back in the second division in 1989.
Keegan then became manager and brought a new lease of life to the club in the 1992-93 season. He guided Newcastle to their highest league finish since 1927 of third in their first year back in the top flight, but never managed to clinch the title.
Newcastle brought in a then world-record transfer, Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers, alongside other quality players. However, once Graeme Souness took over and Alan Shearer retiring, the club began to decline. He was sacked in 2005-06.
And despite breaking their transfer record once again when signing Michael Owen from Real Madrid, the ownership of Mike Ashley seemed unhealthy and Newcastle were eventually relegated to the Football League Championship in 2008-09 for the first time since the Premier League was formed. However, they dominated the league under the management of Chris Hughton and they were promoted as champions.
After more controversial ownership from Ashley, Hughton was sacked and top players such as Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool for £35m, Newcastle still managed a fifth placed finish and a spot in the Europa League. They had minor success reaching the quarter finals, but it was domestically shambles, even after appointing Champions League winner, Rafa Benitez as manager, they were relegated back to the Championship.
However, under Benitez’s experience, they formed a team fit to challenge in the Premier League after an £45m spending spree on the likes of Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace and Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth for £15m. Benitez, Ritchie and Co. helped The Magpies immediately return to the Premier League again though and the club made more positive signings like Chelsea and Norwich City wingers Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy. They again bounced back immediately as champions. Newcastle enjoyed a strong start to the 2017-18 season, and fans are also boosted at the fact Mike Ashley put the club up for sale.
It seems that they are in the top flight for the long run and with a world class manager in place, there is no reason why they can’t challenge the best in the league.
Making Mikel Merino’s deal permanent was also a big boost for Newcastle, ahead of what turned out to be a terrific season at St. James’ Park as they established themselves as a mid-table Premier League side rather than relegation battlers.
Rafa Benitez led the club to an astonishing top-half finish with a minimal budget given to him by Mike Ashley, who also put Newcastle up for sale during the campaign which gave supporters another reason to celebrate ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
Newcastle made a good start to the summer transfer window, permanently signing goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka after a successful loan spell in 2017-18, in which he kept a clean sheet against Manchester United on his debut to help the team to a historic 1-0 victory against José Mourinho’s side.
Newcastle United surprised supporters as they not only avoided relegation but achieved a top-half finish in the 2017-18 Premier League season, and now you can secure Newcastle United football tickets at one of the most famous grounds in the UK for the next campaign. Visit one of the most football mad cities in Europe to watch live Premier League action at St. James’ Park by purchasing Newcastle United football tickets and hospitality packages through Box Office Events. For more details on Newcastle United football tickets contact us.
Newcastle United Football Club’s fanbase is one of the most loyal and atmospheric in the whole of England.
Despite their fluctuating consistency during the past decade, the Magpies’ faithful always take large crowds and here at Box Office Events, we have provided you with a guide as to how get tickets for Newcastle matches.
The club’s large fan base, particularly in the North East of England, has at times made Newcastle tickets difficult to get hold of. Therefore, the best way of the securing seats regularly at St James’s Park is by purchasing a season ticket.
There is currently room for 38,000 season ticket holders at Newcastle, making it the sixth largest allowance of any Premier League side.
Season tickets with Newcastle comes with a guaranteed seat at all 19 home Premier League matches, although tickets for home cup games will have to be purchased separately.
Prices for season tickets in standard seating costs between £397 and £772 (£20.89-£40.63 per match) for adults aged between 18 and 64, from £324 to £635 (£17.05-£33.42 per match) for students and senior citizens and between £82 and £311 (£4.32-£16.37 per match) for supporters under the age of 18.
Newcastle do also offer a season ticket for fans aged between 18 and 21 inside seating category 3, which costs £272 (£14.32 per match) for the year and is located on the west corner of the Leazes Stand of the stadium.
Fans with season tickets will not only get priority access to home and away tickets but can also watch all of their under-23s’ home fixtures for free.
Supporters can also purchase a premium season ticket, which comes with a seat for the season in either the Sports Bar, Bar 1892 or the Platinum Club. For adults aged between 18 and 64, this costs between £788 and £1,005 (£41.47-£52.89 a match) a season, whilst senior citizens and students are charged between £636 and £811 (£33.47-£42.68 a match) and between £377 and £484 (£19.84-£25.47 a match) for fans under 18 years old.
The Sports Bar is located in the middle of the second tier of the Leazes Stand, whilst the Platinum Club and Bar 1892 are situated in the Milburn Stand.
For fans either unable to commit to the whole season or without the option purchase a season ticket, then becoming a member at Newcastle is the next best chance of securing tickets.
The club offer three different memberships schemes for its supporters, adult membership, junior membership and digital membership.
There is not a charge for fans signing up to the club’s digital membership scheme, which comes with exclusive club offers, free unlimited access to all of the club’s website content and you will receive all breaking news from the club via email.
Adult membership, which is for fans aged 13 and over, costs £35 and comes with many benefits. These include: an exclusive membership pack, access to competitions to win ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, priority access to tickets for all home matches, a 5% discount and no booking fee when purchasing home tickets, priority access after season ticket holders when purchasing tickets for away games, 25% discount on all food and drink inside the stadium for the first 30 minutes after the gates open on a matchday, discounted food and drink at the club’s NINE Bar on non-matchdays, 10% off Sunday lunches or Ultimate Tour and lunch packages, 25% discount on stadium tours, access to exclusive events at the NINE Bar, free hire of The Terrace Bar, the chance to save 15% when booking a shared Christmas party package, and a discount on wedding ceremony bookings at St James’s Park.
For supporters under the age of 13, Junior membership costs £20 for the year and comes with: an exclusive membership pack, competition entry for the Junior Magpies’ Christmas Party, regular chances to either be a ball boy/girl or a mascot throughout the season, access to ‘money can’t buy’ competitions, priority access to home tickets after season ticket holders, no booking fee and discount on ticket prices when buying home tickets, a free stadium tour when accompanied by a full paying adult and the opportunity to attend multiple signing sessions throughout the season.
Like most clubs, the three main ways of directly buying tickets from Newcastle is via their box office at St James’s Park, over the phone or via their ticket website.
Although prices have not been officially confirmed for the 2018/19 season, the club have stated that tickets may be priced as follows: prices for league games start at £27 for adults, £22 for senior citizens, £15 for young adults aged between 18 and 21 and £14 for juniors under the age of 18.
They also claim that cup tickets may start from just £3 for juniors and at £10 for adults.
Fans can also purchase Newcastle United tickets via Box Office Events.
Fans without membership can still purchase tickets directly from the club but will only receive the opportunity to after season ticket holders and members have had priority access.
If you are attempting to purchase on general sale, make sure you purchase your ticket/s at least a day before the game to avoid a potential rise on prices.
Newcastle offer a variety of hospitality packages, which can be used to enjoy a premium matchday experience.
St James’s has six different hospitality suites and a number of executive boxes for fans to choose from.
Suites available are: the Joe Harvey Suite, the Sir Bobby Robson Suite, Heroes Club, the Moncur Suite, the Centenary Club and the Magpie Club.
There are many benefits to hospitality packages in either of the six suites, some of which are: executive seating, acknowledgement in every match day programme, exclusive corporate gifts, the opportunity to purchase additional hospitality at preferential rates, gourmet dining experiences, corporate membership, the chance to attend corporate events, seats at all of Newcastle’s league, domestic cup and friendly matches, on-site parking, a la carte dining, flat screen televisions, licensed betting facilities, a matchday programme and team sheet, pre and post-match analysis with a former player, post-match sponsors’ presentation with a current player, matchday hosts and hostesses and more.
For those wanting to receive regular hospitality packages, then you can purchase your own executive box for the season.
Seasonal hospitality comes with the following for every match: outdoor seating on a private balcony, on-site car parking, a gourmet four-course meal, a cheeseboard, post-match hot snacks, a personal matchday host or hostess, access to the Box Holders’ Bar, a flat screen television, licensed betting facilities, limited edition badges, a matchday programme and team sheet, the facility to have an account bar, internal company branding inside your own executive box, recognition inside every match programme, an exclusive corporate gift, entry to every Newcastle match for the season, the opportunity to purchase additional hospitality at a discounted rate, the use of your box for meetings on non-matchdays, Newcastle United corporate membership and the chance to go to exclusive corporate events.
All suites and executive boxes are in the Milburn and Leazes stands.
Best places to sit at St James’s Park
Supporters of the Magpies are often found making the most noise and getting behind their team inside the north west corner of the stadium.
The best views are located from either the East Stand or the Milburn Stand; historically, the East Stand has been known for having cheaper tickets than its parallel Milburn and therefore provides better value for money.
St James’s Park information and facts
St James’s Park is located on Barrack Road in Newcastle upon Tyne, postcode: NE1 4ST.
The stadium itself officially opened with stands in 1892 and since then, has been the home of Newcastle United.
Three other teams played at ground prior to its official opening, which were Newcastle Rangers, Newcastle West End and Newcastle East End.
It has a capacity of 52,354, making it the sixth largest open club football stadium in England and the third largest in the north of England.
TTH Architects, who are based in Gateshead, just four miles away from Newcastle’s stadium, designed the stadium.
Between 1998 and 2000, the stadium was expanded and cost £42 million to renovate.
In November 2011, the ground was renamed the Sports Direct Arena by owner Mike Ashley, only for him to rescind his own decision in October 2012.
There are three statues outside of the stadium, which are dedicated to Sir Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer and Jackie Milburn, arguably the city’s three most iconic footballing figures.
In September 1930, during a 1-0 win over Chelsea, 68,386 people set the record for the stadium’s highest ever attendance. The record all-seated attendance is 52,389, which was set on the 6th May 2012, where Newcastle were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City.
The ground has not only hosted Newcastle matches, but a wide range of football over its 126-year history.
To date, 16 international football matches have held at the home of the Black and Whites of the North East. Two England friendlies, three British Home Championship matches, a FIFA World Cup qualifier in 2002 and in 2006, three matches of the 1996 UEFA European Championships and six matches of the 2012 Olympic Games football has been held at the stadium. England has played in seven of those ties and only lost once.
Other sports have been held at the venue, including: rugby union, rugby league and charity football matches.
St James’s has also hosted music concerts, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Queen and The Rolling Stones all performing there. Auditions for the X Factor and Big Brother have also been held at the venue.
Television shows and films have also been filmed at the ground. A reality tv show called The Match was filmed at St James’s, as was much of the first film in the GOAL! trilogy.
Parking at the ground is incredibly limited, however, some parking is available at Newcastle College. This is located just a 10-15 minute walk away from the stadium and it costs £4 to park your car inside one of the 400 spots available.
Many fans use the Park & Ride service from the Gateshead Metrocentre. This costs £2 and buses run to the ground from 2 hours before kick-off and back to the Metrocentre up to an hour after full time.
Newcastle Central Railway Station is located just over half a mile away from the ground, making it only a 10 to 15-minute walk away.
Barrack Road-Leazes Park and Newcastle St James bus stops are both located right next to the stadium. St James metro station is also situated right next to the ground.
The nearest coach station is located 0.6 miles away and is walkable in around quarter of an hour.
Newcastle has its own airport, which is located just under seven miles away from St James’s Park.