Park Life – Northampton match-day information
Newcastle Falcons welcome Northampton Saints for the final Friday night game of the season at Kingston Park Stadium (KO 19:45) as both clubs chase vital Gallagher Premiership points.
With another bumper Friday night crowd expected, this is our easy guide for what to expect if you’re joining us for an evening of thrilling live sport.
**ORDER OF EVENTS**
– 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
– 21:50* – Curry corner begins, 1877 Bar, East Stand
– 21:50 – Post match entertainment begins, West Stand concourse.
*Post-match timings are approximate.
**Team line-ups** – **Click here** 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 by [**clicking here**], in person from the Kingston Park Stadium box office or by calling the club’s ticket hotline on 0871 226 6060.
**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).
**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** – CAST volunteers will once again 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 – mobile units
– North West corner – container bar
Post-match, the now famous Curry Corner will be in situ in the 1877 Bar approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle, with this week’s main offering being lamb rogan Josh.
**Pre-match talk in and player meet & greet** – 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.
**European Rugby trophies** – With the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup finals just two weeks away, the two trophies will be visiting Kingston Park Stadium on Friday evening.
Supporters are welcome to take photographs of themselves next to the trophies from 19:00 in the Wooden Spoon corner of the West Stand concourse.
**Post-match entertainment:** Extend your evening with us beyond the 80 minutes of Gallagher Premiership Rugby action on offer and join us for our big post-match party in the West Stand concourse.
With two sets of live music from The Shakedown, plus the regular DJ, there is plenty to keep the night going, with bars remaining open all the way through to midnight.
In the East Stand’s 1877 Bar, supporters will be able to hear from the Newcastle Falcons man of the match shortly after the full-time whistle.
**Merchandise** – 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 click and collect service, ordering in advance online and having your items ready for collection ahead of the game.
**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.
**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 Saints. 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.