Match Day Info – Big Night Oot

Thursday 17 November 2016 Written by: Adam

As Kingston Park Stadium prepares for the Big Night Oot against Exeter Chiefs, there is a host of important information to share so you can make the most of your match-day experience.

**Kick Off Time** – Friday’s game against the Chiefs will kick off at 8pm.

**Opening Times** – Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 6:30pm with the East Stand Tap & Tackle open to all guests from 10am. Doors for guests attending as part of Kingston Park Stadium’s award-winning match day hospitality packages will be open from 17:00 with food served from 6pm.

**Match Tickets** – Tickets for the game are still available to **[buy now online][1]**, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the club’s Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060. Advanced prices remain valid until 5pm on matchday, with prices starting from £15 for adults and £5 for under-16s. After 5pm, a £3 match day premium applies to all tickets.

**Northumbria University v Hartpury College** – It’s a rugby double header at the ground on Friday evening, with the BUCS Super Rugby clash between these two sides takes place ahead of the main Aviva Premiership Fixture with a 16:45 kick off.

All ticket holders for Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs may attend this fixture at no additional cost, with seating and standing available on the East side of the ground on an unreserved basis.

[Click here][2] to hear the thoughts of captain Oli Robinson and coach Darren Fearn ahead of this fixture.

**Curry Corner** – Curry Corner is back for its biggest edition to date, with the established 1877 station joined by an outlet on the West Stand concourse post match.

Serving delicious, free helpings of curry and rice prepared by the award winning Kingston Park Stadium chefs, Friday’s flavour will be a delicious Chicken Korma.

It is part of the club’s ongoing efforts to enhance the match day experience and reward the loyal Falcons Family.

**Pre Match Player Talk-in** Starting at 7:15pm, announcer Justin Lockwood will be joined by members of the Falcons squad for an exclusive pre match Q&A. Make sure you’re there early to claim your spot to get the inside track on the game in prospect.

**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.

**Security** – Kingston Park Stadium will be operating enhanced security procedures around Friday’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 East, South and West stands including the new 1877 Bar, which this week will also feature a dedicated cocktail station. [Click here][3] to see Tom Catterick and Tom Penny giving mixing the drinks on the menu a go.

Additional temporary bar units will also be available within the stadium bowl in the North West corner and by the East Stand.

**Happy Hour** – Special prices will apply in the South and West concourse bars from 18:30 until 19:30. A longer period of promotional prices will be available in the Tap & Tackle and 1877 Bar from 16:30 until 19:30. Season Ticket Holders will also enjoy a further 10% discount on drinks bought until kick off, while prices in the East Stand will revert to normal weekday prices on full time, with pints starting from £2.80.

**Food & Drink** – For those needing refreshments before or during the game, a range of food options will be served from the South and West stand kiosks and from units outside in the stadium bowl.

This includes an ever popular Hog Roast van in the South West corner and delicious fresh fish and chips from the Angel Fish van in the South East corner. All worth a visit!

**Crabbies** – Newcastle Falcons’ newest partner will be outside the ground ahead of kick off with their eye catching Routemaster bus, providing samples of their alcoholic ginger beer to supporters over the age of 18. Grab a taste, chose your flavour and enjoy more from the bars around the ground.

**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 per copy.
Included for the Big Night Oot edition are interviews with Jon Welsh and John Wells as well as the full lowdown on Exeter Chiefs.

**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.

**Parking** – Stadium car parking for Friday’s match is limited in availability. Any fans not wishing to drive to the stadium are encouraged to use public transport to get to the game, with park and ride facilities available at Callerton Parkway, Northumberland Park, Bank Foot and Heworth.

**Club Shop** – The Falcons club shop and ticket office will be open from 9am up until half time and then for 45 minutes after the full time whistle. Replica and match authentic home and away shirts are in stock, with adult replicas priced at £49.99 and authentics priced at £69.99.

**Pitch Access** – Supporters will be welcome to take to the field after the completion of the game against Exeter, however entry will be delayed until players have completed a lap of the stadium. Please make your way to the West Stand entry points if you wish to go onto the pitch, and follow all instructions from safety stewards.

**Post Match** – The Big Night Oot continues long after referee Tim Wigglesworth blows the final whistle, with music across the stadium post match.

In the West Stand, local trio The Sponge Divers will be performing a live varied set encapsulating their funky and energetic style, while in the Tap & Tackle, it’s usual after match DJ will be playing until late.