Match Day Information for Newcastle Falcons vs Northampton Saints

Sunday 21 February 2016 Written by: Adam

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

Meanwhile you can read the Falcons’ team announcement for today’s game [here][1].

**Kick Off Time –** Sunday afternoon’s Aviva Premiership Rugby game will kick off at 3.00pm.

**Opening Times –** Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 1.30pm 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 match day hospitality packages will be open from 12.30pm with food served from 1.15pm.

**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 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 starting from £15 for adults and £5.50 for juniors.

**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 who wish to use the East Stand Tap & Tackle or Season Ticket Members Bar pre-game will be scanned in on arrival; they can then go to their seat or standing area by exiting either bar straight into the stadium or coming out to re-enter by the appropriate turnstile. If re-entering the stadium you will need to have your ticket ‘scanned out’ by staff at the stadium door.

**Land Rover Cup –** The Falcons Community Foundation will be running their biggest ever Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup ahead of Sunday’s game, with over 1,000 youngsters taking part. Consequently please be aware that facilities such as on-site parking and catering kiosks are likely to be under high demand, while there will be a particularly large volume of young families at 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 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Please note that the exclusive Season Ticket Members’ bar on the ground floor of the East Stand will be open from 1.30pm for Sunday’s game, with reduced price drinks and a player question and answer session in the build up to kick off. Happy hour does not run in this area as Season Ticket Members within this bar enjoy drinks priced at lower than happy hour prices throughout the day.

**Parking –** Due to the anticipated crowd and pre-match Land Rover Cup festival, on-site parking for Sunday’s game is already under high demand. Any fans who have not already pre-purchased their seasonal or match day parking pass for Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday are advised to do so as soon as possible. Parking can be booked in person at the Falcons’ East Stand Ticket Office or online [here][2].

Any fans not planning to park at 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. Please note that the car park at Kingston Park Metro station will be closed due to maintenance works throughout Sunday.

**Public Transport –** Anyone not planning to drive to the game can utilise either the bus or Tyne and Wear Metro service. Please note, however, that maintenance work within the Metro service means the line between South Gosforth and the Airport will be closed throughout the day on Sunday. A replacement bus service will be in operation, although any fans planning to use this service are advised to leave additional time for their journey to the stadium. Click [here][3] 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 9am 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.

Please note that Season Ticket Members will be entitled to 20% off all items purchased in the Club Shop on Sunday.

**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.