Park Life – Premiership Cup match-day information
Newcastle Falcons will be aiming to ascend to the top of their Premiership Rugby Cup pool on Friday evening as they take on Bath in round three of the new look competition.
Currently joint top with Exeter Chiefs, a win could see the Falcons assume pole position to qualify for the semi-finals of the cup, with one round to come in the New Year against Sale Sharks.
At a game that will see the club commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, there is lots going on around the ground, with our handy guide here to help you make the most of your evening.
**ORDER OF EVENTS**
– 09:00 – Ticket office and club shop open
– 09:00 – Tap & Tackle opens
– 17:00 – Hospitality suites open
– 18:15 – Turnstiles and concourse bars open
– 18:15 – Bar happy hours begin
– 19:00 – Player meet and greet – Wooden Spoon Corner, West Stand concourse
– 19:15 – Bar happy hours end
– 19:15 – Pre-match player talk in – 1877 Bar, East Stand
– 19:40 – Team announcements
– 19:41 – Teams enter field
– 19:42 – The Last Post
– 19:44 – Reveille
– 19:45 – Kick-off
– 21:20* – Full time
– 21:25* – West Stand post-match entertainment begins
– 21:45* – Curry Corner begins, 1877 Bar, East Stand
**Team’s Up** Check out the line-ups for this weekend’s action by clicking here.
**Match Tickets** – Supporters are urged to buy in advance 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)
**PLEASE NOTE**: Three-way road works are in place on the junction of Brunton Lane and Brunton Road and will remain in force on Friday. Supporters driving to the ground are recommended to approach the stadium by entering Brunton Road from the junction at Ponteland Road. Supporters driving to the game this Friday are advised to allow extra time for the journey and to access the stadium. For full travel details, please click here.
**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, 72 Angels & Burgers, Angel Fish, and Posh Box outlets all open.
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 before the game gets underway.
**Post-match entertainment**: Extend your evening with us beyond the 80 minutes of Premiership Rugby Cup action on offer, with live music on the West Stand concourse courtesy of Ashleigh Humble. 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** – In store for Friday, the club has now taken delivery of the eagerly awaited cotton replicas of the 2018/19 ISC home shirt with sizes up to 5XL ready to be purchased.
In addition and with winter on the way, the Falcons shop has timed the delivery of new stock to perfection, with new coats, hats and scarves all in stock for Friday. 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.
Finally as part of the club’s Armistice commemorations, serving forces personnel can claim a 10% discount on all merchandise purchases on production of valid military ID.
**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 Bath, 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.