Match-day info: Sunday’s double header

Friday 14 February 2020 Written by: Adam

The men’s Greene King IPA Championship clash is a 3pm kick-off on Sunday February 16, 2020. This game is preceded at 11.30am by Newcastle Falcons Women Invitational XV v Exeter Chiefs Women, with both games included on the same match ticket. Supporters wanting to watch only the women’s game are advised they will still need a match ticket.


Match tickets can be bought by [**clicking here**][1] or calling 0871 226 6060. Book in advance to get the best prices. Tickets will also be available from the ground on match-day, carrying a £3 surcharge.


0900: Tap & Tackle bar opens (East Stand).

1000: Girls’ development day begins (Bullocksteads).

1030: Registration opens for U7s/8s festival (South-West corner).

1115: Girls’ training finishes.

1130: U7s/8s fixtures begin (outside pitches and Bullocksteads).

1130: Falcons Invitational Women’s XV v Exeter Chiefs Women kicks off (main pitch).

1200: XV restaurant open for guests’ arrival.

1230: Boxes, International Suite and Premier Club open for guests’ arrival.

1300: 100 Club open for guests’ arrival.

1315 (approx): Women’s game finishes.

1330: Stadium turnstiles, bars and concessions open.

1330-1430: Happy hour in stadium bars.

1400: U7s/8s festival finishes.

1400: Meet the players in Wooden Spoon Corner (West concourse).

1500: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates kicks off.

1545 (approx): Half-time, Foundation Flutter draw, U7s/8s games (main pitch).

1630: Arsenal v Newcastle United on TV (from 1630 kick-off in West Stand bars, from end of rugby coverage in East Stand bars).

1645 (approx): Match finishes.

1645: Band ‘Just So’ playing live music in West concourse bar.

1715: Full-time feed, free hot food (1877 Bar, East Stand).

1730 (approx): Man of the match presentation (1877 Bar, East Stand).


Sunday’s 3pm kick-off against Cornish Pirates is being shown live on Sky Sports Arena (subscription required). There will be live radio commentary from the BBC Newcastle team via the BBC Rugby website and BBC Sport app. This commentary is also accessible to supporters inside the stadium via the fan radios, which are priced at £10 from programme sellers and the club shop, and work at all home games.


Newcastle Falcons’ Invitational Women’s team play their second game when they meet Exeter Chiefs Women at 11.30am on the main pitch. All supporters wanting to watch this game must purchase a match ticket, which also grants entry into the men’s game at 3pm. Only the East Stand is open for the women’s game, but a ticket for any area of the stadium will permit entry to the East Stand for this game only. Supporters will then need to move to their allocated stand for the men’s game. Season ticket members can use their season card to gain entry into the women’s game. Supporters are welcome to leave the ground and come back in between the two games.


Sunday’s’s 64-page match programme is available for just £2.50 from the club shop or sellers in and around the ground. The main interview is with Tom Arscott, while there is also a Q&A with Adam Radwan, a rugby quiz, club history and all manner of exclusive features. You can even get 15% off food and drink at the Novotel Hotel Newcastle Airport with a voucher printed inside the programme!


The stadium car park is available for £10 on a first come, first served basis. The postcode for Kingston Park stadium is NE13 8AF. A residents’ parking permit scheme is in operation in the nearby streets. Please consider our neighbours and do not park without a permit.


Kingston Park Stadium is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro, with Kingston Park station and Bank Foot Station both a five-minute walk away. For details of Metro services please [**click here**][2]. The X47 bus also links Kingston Park with Newcastle city centre. For more information please [**click here**][3].


Over the next few home games our stadium bars are phasing in new lagers, with Becks Vier and Stella Artois replacing Carling and Staropramen. Prices are unaffected, with happy hour on Sunday running from 1330 until 1430. Post-match, there will be a live band, Just So, playing in the West Stand concourse bar.


Free hot food is available for all supporters approximately half an hour after the final whistle in the East Stand’s 1877 Bar. Stay on to watch the man-of-the-match presentation.


Drawn at half-time, you can win the man of the match’s playing shirt or corporate hospitality at a future Falcons game. Tickets are priced £1 and are available from sellers in and around the ground. Proceeds go to the Newcastle Rugby Foundation, with the winning numbers posted on the club’s facebook and twitter after the match as well as being announced over the PA system at half-time.


Supporters are welcome to go onto the field after the completion of the game, however, entry will be delayed until the pitch is cleared of players and coaches. 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.