What is St James Park?
St James Park is the home of Newcastle United Football Club. If there’s one thing the Geordies love, it’s footy. On a Newcastle United match day, you’ll find 52,404 football fanatics filtering into the famous stadium.
As well as being home to Newcastle United, St James Park has played host to other major sporting events. This includes the 2012 Olympic football tournament, the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Rugby League’s Magic Weekend. A stadium this impressive is an all-rounder.
Historically, the stadium has also been used as an outdoor music venue. Newcastles’ St James Park has previously welcomed some huge names. Acts like Queen, Bob Dylan and of course, Ed Sheeran have graced the grass of this epic sporting theatre.
What can I do at St. James Park?
Watch the mighty Newcastle United and soak in that St James Park atmosphere
The first and most obvious thing to do is to go and watch the mighty Newcastle United. You can soak in the famous St James Park atmosphere and watch some top-tier English football. And, you could even partake in a half-time pie and pint. If
Tickets are available to buy on the club’s website. They also offer concessionary rates for disabled fans and free entry for carers. That’s pretty awesome.
Take a tour of the stadium
If you want to see the stadium, but you don’t like the idea of + 50,000 screaming football fans, that’s fine! You have an alternative. That alternative is to book a stadium tour.
The tour allows you to marvel at the monumental stands, pitchside. You can even get a sneak peek into the home and away changing rooms. And, walk through the tunnel where the players come out.
Newcastle United also offer autism friendly tours of St James Park. Eric likes that a lot.
Sit down for Sunday lunch
Is there a better venue to sit down for Sunday Lunch? At £25.50 per person for 3 courses – we don’t think so at Eric. Maybe, it’s because we’re all football mad in the North-East?
Along with your 3 course meal, you’ll also get a free taster stadium tour and gift. Plus, if your little one is slightly in love with footy, children 12 and under get in half price!
If you’re in Newcastle, Sunday lunch at St James Park is where it’s at.
Book a birthday party or… your wedding venue!
Maybe you want to book your little one’s birthday party. Or, you could be currently looking for your wedding venue. Well, St James Park has a dedicated events team ready to help you plan your party, at the stadium. Whatever the occasion.
Yes, they even host weddings.
Always dreamed of playing for Newcastle United at St James Park? Did you never quite make it as a pro footballer? Well, just have your wedding there. Just run it by your future wife or husband before you go ahead and book it.
- There are 10 accessible entrances located around the stadium.
- There’s 120 disabled parking spaces within close proximity of the stadium.
- St James Park itself currently has 30 free of charge accessible spaces available. However, these spaces are mainly allocated to season ticket holders.
- All areas of the stadium are accessible from the accessible parking spaces.
- All accessible toilets in the stadium can be found within 30 metres of the seating areas for disabled fans. So, a toilet is never too far away!
- The disabled toilets are RADAR key operated and have an alarm fitted to floor level.
- The toilets are alternatively sited with left and right hand transfer spaces.
Accessible and Wheelchair Seating
- Out of St. James’ Park whopping 52,305 seats, 234 of them wheelchair spaces.
- Wheelchair spaces include room for a personal assistant or carer. Carers or personal assistants are admitted to the stadium with no charge.
- There’s easy access from ground level outside of the stadium for wheelchair spaces.
- 24 spaces for visually impaired supporters.
- Visually impaired seating is connected to an infra-red commentary system. This allows fans to tune into local radio commentary of the game.
Other Disabled Access Facilities
- Disabled fans visiting St James Park can get at least 50% discount on the Newcastle United match tickets. However, conditions do apply and evidence may be needed. To view the requirements, check out our FAQ’s.
- Newcastle United have a dedicated matchday team to assist anyone with access needs.
- St James Park has changing places located both in the Milburn and East stand.
- Induction loops are installed in the club store, the Box Office and reception.
- The stadium even has a sensory room for visitors with sensory needs.
- The Box Office has a text phone for those with a hearing impairment.
- Newcastle United offer audio commentary and headsets for those with visual impairments.
- St James Park welcomes Assistance dogs and also provide water bowls for furry supporters. But, if you’re looking to book a game ticket, you must contact the club in advance. Have a look in our FAQ’s below to see how to get in touch.
- If you have a mobility issue that will make accessing food kiosks difficult – no worries. You can have your food delivered to your seat.
- For those with sensory difficulties, the Box Office offers quieter hours. Held every Thursday from 10am-12 noon.
Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association (NUDSA)
NUDSA were formed to improve the facilities in St James Park. As well as the services for disabled supporters. To find out more about them, follow this link.