Match Day Info – Saracens on Sunday

Thursday 02 March 2017 Written by: Adam

As Kingston Park Stadium prepares for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership encounter against Saracens, the club would like to share the following information to allow you to fully enjoy your match day experience.

**Kick Off Time** – Sunday afternoon’s Aviva Premiership Rugby game will kick off at 2pm.

**Opening Times** – Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 12.30pm with the East Stand Tap & Tackle open to all guests from 9am. Doors for guests attending as part of Kingston Park Stadium’s award-winning matchday hospitality packages will be open from 11:30am with food served from 12:15pm.

**Match Tickets** – Tickets for the game are still available to buy now online, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the club’s Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 starting from £15 for adults and £5.00 for juniors.

Advanced prices are applicable until 11am on Sunday morning, After which a £3 match day premium applies to all tickets.

**Terry Parsons Memorial Game** – Kicking of at 10:45, Newton Aycliffe will take on Houghton RFC in a fundraising game held in honour of Terry Parsons, who sadly died while playing for Newton Aycliffe RUFC earlier this season.

The game will raise funds for the RFU Injured Players Foundation with tickets for the Falcons’ 2pm kick-off against Saracens granting entry to the fundraising game.

**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 that will only allow tickets for that stand to be scanned.

Supporters enjoying the hospitality of the Tap & Tackle pre match will be able to take any drinks purchased with them from the bar to their appropriate stand.

**Curry Corner** – Curry Corner continues post match with a serving station set up in the 1877 Bar around 30 minutes after the full-time whistle. Serving delicious, free helpings of curry and rice prepared by the award winning Kingston Park Stadium chefs.

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

**Stack Cups** – Launched earlier in the season in South and West Concourses, the Tap & Tackle and 1877 Bar, specially branded Stack Cups will replace disposable plastic vessels for serving drinks at Kingston Park Stadium.

Featuring Evan Olmstead, Sinoti Sinoti, Will Welch and Mark Wilson, supporters will pay a £1 deposit on their first drink, which can be reclaimed on returning their final empty to dedicated redemption points or can opt to take their cup home as a souvenir of the game.

**Security** – Kingston Park Stadium will be operating enhanced security procedures around Sunday’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 stands. All bars within the stadium will be running a reduced price happy hour drinks promotion from 12.30 – 1.30pm.

**Parking** – Pre purchasing for on-site parking for Sunday’s game has now closed. A limited number of parking spaces will be available for purchase on arrival on match-day. Any fans who have not already pre-purchased their seasonal or match day parking pass for Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday are encouraged to use public transport to get to the game.

Park and ride facilities are available at Bank Foot, Callerton Parkway, Kingston Park Northumberland Park, and Heworth.

**Public Transport** – Anyone not planning to drive to the game can utilise either the bus or Tyne and Wear Metro service. Click here for more information on public transport.

**Programmes** – Match-day programmes will be available from sellers around the stadium throughout the day on Sunday.

**Club Shop** – The Falcons Club Shop and Ticket Office will be open from 9 am on Sunday up until kick off, then again for 45 minutes after the final whistle, with a retail concession also available in the West Stand of the ground.

This Sunday, there is 15% off all Authentic / Replica shirts and match shorts from 9am until close.

**Pitch Access** – Young supporters will be welcome to take to the Kingston Park Stadium pitch after full time in the Falcons’ game. However please note that certain access restrictions apply to anyone on the stadium pitch. Check out signs around the ground to ensure you are up-to-date with this information.