Friday 12 September 2014 Written by: Adam

With a little under 48 hours to go until Newcastle Falcons open their home campaign by hosting London Irish. The club have a number of reasons why, if you have tickets you should be looking forward to the match and if you haven’t why you should click [here][1] to book your place.

Reason 1: It’s the first competitive home game of the season and after an encouraging performance at Tigers, the players are looking to get their Aviva Premiership points total off the mark.

Reason 2: It’s the first time the team will play on our all new 3G synthetic pitch in a competitive match.

Reason 3: The home league debuts of some of the club’s biggest summer signings as Furno, Fry and Socino starting and Alesani Tuilagi lying in wait on the bench.

Reason 4: The club will have a brand new Big Screen in place in the North East corner, allowing supporters to instantly review the best of the action, thanks to the feed from Premiership Rugby Productions.

Reason 5: There will be not one but two happy hours, offering the supporters special prices on the cost of drinks in the supporter’s bars. The first runs from 13:30 – 14:30, while the second runs from 16:45 – 18:00, the kick off time of reason 6.

Reason 6: Supporters can get two games for the price of one. Our Rugby League sister club, Gateshead Thunder will play Hemel Stags in the first round of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 promotion playoffs. Kicking off at 6:00pm, your ticket for the Irish game also allows you to stay back for this.

Reason 7: Supporters can get more for their money on refreshments from the concourse kiosks with pies now 40% bigger and at no extra cost.

Reason 8: The Opposition. Irish are a quality side who are showing the same ambition as the Falcons to play entertaining rugby so an enjoyable afternoon is on offer. The last seven matches between the sides have gone the way of the home club too.

Reason 9: Sunday Rugby on an early autumn afternoon, with temperatures forecast for a high of 20 degrees should provide a nice relaxing day out.

Reason 10: Advanced Tickets (booked before noon on Sunday) start from only £15 for an adult and £7.50 for Under 16s to see some of the best rugby players in the country go hammer and tongs in arguably the most competitive league in the world.

To book your tickets for Sunday’s game, call 0871 2266060 or click [here][2] and the club will look forward to welcoming you at the stadium

[1]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/details/event.aspx?itemref=2682
[2]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/details/event.aspx?itemref=2682