How it began
It was in 1990 when the Falcons, under the name of Newcastle Gosforth first moved into their current home, Kingston Park. The site had been the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Sports Ground prior to this.
Since the professional era, Kingston Park has undergone a number of facelifts, firstly with the installation of a temporary
stand on the western side of the ground, and most recently the construction of three completely new permanent stands. These are the main West Stand, the popular covered terracing of the John Smiths Stand and the uncovered terracing of the North Stand.
The East Stand houses the club's offices and changing rooms, as well as the popular Hiding Place Sports and Lounge Bar, which remains open to the public every day of the week including match days.
This stand was the only one present when Kingston Park was originally converted into a rugby stadium by Newcastle Gosforth, and the Ticket Office and Club Shop can also be found here.
John Smith Stand
The sheltered terracing of the John Smiths Stand at the south end of the ground has already carved out somewhat of a vocal reputation for itself, with the noise generated there being heard right across the pitch. The South Stand bar is also a lively post and pre-match venue, with a friendly and sociable atmosphere to greet both home and away fans.
The all-seater state of the art West Stand houses some of the best facilities in club rugby, playing host to the club's corporate clients and Premier Club members. The press box and stadium control rooms are both housed in the West Stand, which has three levels of bars and function rooms. The concourse bar on the ground floor runs the length of the field and is the place to grab a pint and a burger on match days, with Players Q&A sessions and live music taking place before and after most home games.
The uncovered terracing of the North Stand provides the most easily accessible area of the ground for many fans, with reasonably priced tickets attracting many newcomers to the game. Plans are in place to add a roof to the stand as part of the stadium's continual development, as well as further facilities.