Park Life: Exeter match day information

Thursday 20 September 2018 Written by: Adam

Newcastle Falcons welcome Exeter Chiefs for round four of the Gallagher Premiership season at Kingston Park Stadium on Friday, September 21 (7.45pm KO).

With a high level of excitement around the first Friday Night fixture of the season at the ground, this is our easy guide for what to expect if you’re joining us for an evening of thrilling live sport.


– 09:00 – Ticket office and club shop open
– 09:00 – Tap & Tackle bar (East Stand) opens
– 17:00 – Hospitality suites open
– 18:15 – Turnstiles and concourse bars open
– 18:15 – Concourse bar happy hours begin
– 19:15 – Concourse bar happy hours end
– 19:00 – Player meet and greet – Wooden Spoon Corner, West Stand concourse
– 19:15 – Pre-match player talk in – 1877 Bar, East Stand
– 19:40 – Team announcements
– 19:45 – Kick off
– 21:20* – Full time
– 21:25 – Post Match entertainment – Mike Memphis, West Stand Concourse.
– 21:50* – Curry corner begins, 1877 Bar, East Stand

*Post match timings are approximate.

**Team line-ups** – [**Click here**][1] to see how the two teams will line up for Friday’s game.

**Match Tickets** – Supporters are urged to buy in advance to avoid missing out on their favourite place in the ground, tickets are selling quickly, with limited West Stand seating available. Advanced purchase also allows supporters to save on full match day prices and avoid any purchase queues on match day.

Tickets can be bought **[now online][2]**, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the club’s Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060.

**Season Tickets** – Supporters wishing to book up for the full 2018/19 season can still book a season ticket membership, with prices now starting from £211 for adults, season memberships cover all 10 remaining Gallagher Premiership Rugby home games, three Heineken Champions Cup fixtures and two Premiership Rugby Cup group matches.

**Getting Here** – Stadium car parking for Friday’s match will be available on the day priced at £10 per vehicle and on a first come first served basis. Kingston Park Stadium is well served by local public transport services, with Stagecoach’s X47 service from Newcastle city centre stopping opposite the ground on Windsor Way and Tyne & Wear Metro services on the airport line calling at Kingston Park and Bank Foot (approx 7mins walk away) For full travel details, please **[click here][3]**.

**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.

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 South, East and West stand.

**The CAST** – A new addition to match-days this season, our CAST volunteers will be on hand to point you in the right direction and improve your match day experience.

The volunteers aim to bring knowledge, passion for service and most importantly fun to every home match and to help our spectators have a standout experience whenever they visit Kingston Park Stadium. They can easily be spotted in their bright green uniforms and are ready to assist with any enquiries you might have on Friday.

**Food & Drink** – Supporters can enjoy a wide range of food and drink options at the ground on Friday, with stadium bars, kiosks, Angel Fish, 72 Angels & Burgers and Posh Box outlets all open.

In addition to the regular outlets, Kingston Park’s offerings have been enhanced for the upcoming season with two new bars in the South Stand concourse and the following additional serving points.

– South Stand – mobile units at the front of the stand
– West Stand concourse – new mobile units
– North West corner – Container bar
– Rocket Packs – dispensing Greene King IPA around the ground

Post-match, the now famous Curry Corner will be in situ in the 1877 Bar approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

**Pre-match talk in and player meet & greets** – Fans have two opportunities to get the thoughts of members of the Falcons playing squad ahead of kick off on Friday in both the East and West Stands.

In the 1877 Justin Lockwood will be joined by members of the non-playing squad for a pre-match Q&A from 19:15 while over in the West Stand concourse, additional players will be present in the Wooden Spoon Corner helping to sign up new members to the Junior Falcons fan club, sign autographs and chat to fans from 19:00.

**Post-match entertainment** – Friday’s fixture offers two different options for fans to enjoy and extend their evening past the full time whistle.

On the West Stand concourse, the ever popular Mike Memphis will be bringing the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with his stuning tribute to the magic of Elvis Presley while over in the 1877 Bar, fans will be able to hear directly from the game’s Falcons’ man of the match.

In addition, fans can also listen in to the post match thoughts of BT Sport’s team of pundits, with the exclusive broadcaster of the Gallagher Premiership presenting their post-match broadcast from their regular desk position at the heart of the bar.

**Merchandise** – Friday’s game offers fans the chance to get stocked up on the all new 2018/19 merchandise range with replica shirts, team-wear and leisure-wear all in store.

Merchandise will be available to purchase from the main club shop in the East Stand, while supporters in the South and West stands will also be able to purchase items from the retail stations located within these stands’ concourses.

Supporters can also make use of our new for this season click and collect service, ordering in advance online and having your items ready for collection ahead of the game, [**Click here**][4] to find out more.

**Programmes** – On sale in the East Stand club shop and from mobile selling points around the ground, the 72-page publication is available at £3.50 per copy. Alternatively, avoid the need to find the cash to buy on the night by pre-ordering your copy by **[clicking here][5]**.

**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.

**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.