Away Fan Guide: Newcastle

STADIUM ADDRESS

St. James’ Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4ST

Match Date: 13th December

Kick-off Time: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets for this fixture are General Sale.

Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket.

If you have any ticketing enquiries regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre on 0151 556 1878. They will help you with your ticketing enquiry, as you will need a valid match ticket for entry.

The Fan Centre will be open Wednesday from 8am to 6pm. Please call before 6pm.

The game will kick-off at 7:45pm and supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium. Turnstiles open 90minutes before kick-off.


TRAVEL INFO

Parking in Newcastle City Centre:

Given St James Park City Centre location, there are no unreserved public car parks. However, it is recommend using public transport to reach the stadium.

If you are travelling by car the stadium can be found via Sat-Nav.

With a number of public car parks clearly signposted on arrival into Newcastle City Centre.

Please be advised: All car parks will be extremely busy.

Fan Coaches:

Please contact Newcastle’s safety and security office on 0191 201 8643 if you are planning to travel by private coach.

Car/Coach Directions from North West:

Via M62 and A1(M)

Get on M57 in Knowsley from Walton Hall Ave and East Lancashire Rd/A580.

Take M62 and A1(M) to A1 in Birtley.

Continue on A1 to your destination in Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Park.

Via M6 and A69

Take A5038 and Dunnings Bridge Rd to M58

Take M6 to A69 in Carlisle. Take exit 43 from M6

Follow A69 to Strawberry Pl in Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Park.

Park and Ride:

Newcastle now operate a park and ride system from sites close to the A1 motorway – the main motorway link to Newcastle from all directions.

There are two locations to park and ride – from Newcastle Great Park (just west of the A1, north of Newcastle close to the Racecourse) and the Soccerbus service from the MetroCentre; both locations will be signposted from the A1.

Please visit
www.altoonativetravel.com/park-and-ride  for further info.

By Train:

Newcastle Central Station is around a 10-minute walk from St. James’ Park. Located on the East Coast Mainline. It offers direct cross-country routes to and from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol.


To walk to St.James’ Park, cross the road from the station and walk up Pink Lane, past the Forth Hotel pub. Turn right onto Clayton Street, then left onto Westgate Road. Outside Tilleys Bar, bear right onto Bath Lane and after 200 metres, turn right onto Stowell Street (Chinatown) and continue until the ground becomes visible beyond the Chinatown arch.

To plan your train journey, please visit
www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Local Metro Services:

For more information regarding Newcastles local metro link services please visit: 
www.altoonativetravel.com/by-metro  


By Bus/Taxi:

Newcastle has two major bus stations for local and regional services. Both located on Percy Street, which is a 5-minute walk from St. James’ Park.  For more information on local bus services, please visit:
www.altoonativetravel.com/by-bus.

Newcastle Coach Station is on St. James’ Boulevard where you will find National Express coach services.

Taxi services are available throughout the city, with major taxi ranks located at Newcastle Central Station and transport interchanges. The nearest taxi rank to St. James’ Park is located 2-minutes away via walking, and is located opposite the entrance to Chinatown.

STADIUM INFO

Visiting supporters are accommodated in the Leazes Stand Upper.

Please be advised
: To reach this stand supporters will have to climb a numbers stairs. If a supporter feels climbing the stairs will be too challenging, stewards will be happy to direct supporters to lift facilities.

ACCESSIBLE INFO:

All accessible toilets are RADAR key fitted.

For further stadium info please visit:
https://www.nufc.co.uk/fans/info-for-disabled-fans/

OTHER INFO:

Food and Drink Offers:

The City Centre offers a number of cafes and restaurants for visiting fans. As well as food being available inside the ground. Hot and cold snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are available to purchase. However, please note that once purchased within the stadium, alcohol cannot be taken outside of the concourse.

Cash Machines:

There is a Barclays ATM at St. James’ Park, cash withdrawals are free-of-charge. The ATM is located in the exterior wall of the South West corner between the two entrances to The Terrace Bar. There is also a free-to-use cash machine located at the Tesco Express store directly across Barrack Road.

SAFTEY ANNOUNCMENT:

Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan found using them will be subject to action by the Club and the Police.  Being convicted of using a pyrotechnic could also result in a jail sentence.  As a Club, we will also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics.

As well as the risk of a ban or conviction, the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled who cannot easily get away from the smoke.

We have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing” and “throwing of items”, including beer and items being thrown into the air. This has happened at both home and away games.

Although it has only involved a small minority of fans, it has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer or have been hit by items thrown. This is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporters’ groups have discussed how this should be addressed.

Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.

However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol or any other items in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances.

This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on concourses, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.

Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behaviour and we ask for your support in this. Thank you.

Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture:

Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available on the day of the game until kick-off via rachel.meikle@evertonfc.com or 07583189399.

A team of Everton Stewards will also be in operation at the Stadium and will be on hand to help with any issues.

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