NE1 supports Champions Rugby Village

Monday 29 April 2019 Written by: Adam

The Champions Rugby Village will be staged on Newcastle’s Quayside from Thursday May 9 until Saturday May 11 and is open to all supporters as well as local people who don’t have tickets.

The activities will include big screens, music, street entertainment, a host of river related activities, food and drink outlets, a rugby activation area and a zip-line across the River Tyne. The Champions Rugby Village will be staged in the area from the Tyne Bridge to the Millennium Bridge and on Baltic Square.

NE1 is Newcastle’s international-award-winning Business Improvement District company, with their support significantly boosting an event which sees the eyes of the rugby world turning to Tyneside.

Newcastle United’s St James’ Park hosts the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final on Friday May 10 followed by the Heineken Champions Cup Final the following day. Over 80,000 supporters are expected to attend the two events

Event director Mick Hogan said: “We welcome the partnership with NE1 for the Newcastle 2019 Finals. We have a great reputation in the city for staging successful fan activation areas around big rugby events. The Champions Rugby Village will be a fantastic three-day celebration of everything that is great about rugby and our fantastic city.

“Thanks to the support of NE1 the three days in the Champions Rugby Village, as well as the Spectator Plaza at St James’ and the Food Market at the Monument, will help us deliver a world class fan experience. We look forward to welcoming supporters from all over the world to Newcastle as well as putting on yet another great event for the tens of thousands from the region that are attending the finals.”

Adrian Waddell, chief executive of NE1 said: “We have been working with the Newcastle 2019 Finals event team for some time to create an outstanding visitor experience for the tens of thousands of additional visitors expected to the visit the city over the finals weekend.

“We are delighted to partner with them on this event, continuing our long-standing support for major events in the city. Events of this scale provide a significant economic impact for the city which is felt in the city’s hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. They also do so much to raise the profile of Newcastle on a national and international level, showcasing the city and what we can collectively deliver. With the finalists now confirmed, we are sure that the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will be the biggest and best yet.”

NE1 have joined Greggs, Global Radio and Go North East as local supporters of the Newcastle 2019 Finals. Tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup final and very limited availability for the Heineken Champions Cup Final are still available by [**clicking here**][1].

For more information on the finals please visit [****][2].