Home Games – Around 3,000 tickets are put for general sale from the box office on the Monday a fortnight before the match takes place. All of these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are available in all areas of the ground depending on availability.
Away Games – Allocation for away match tickets are based on previous application for away match tickets. The system works on a priority scheme so that regular travelling fans get first refusal on tickets. Any outstanding away match tickets are put on general sale from the box office.
Reserve Games – Tickets for reserve team games are available at the turnstiles of the venue (formerly Kingston Park). Tickets are free to season-ticket holders on presentation of a valid ticket. Non-season ticket holders pay £3.
St James’ Park stadium has a total capacity of just over 52,000, of which around 41,000 are allocated to season ticket holders. If you are looking for a ticket among the home fans then usually around 3,000 go on sale to the general public from the box office the Monday a fortnight before the match takes place.
The club do offer concession rates which include a reduction of up to £10. As an away fan you will be situated in the Sir John Hall Stand West Corner. St James’ park has recentley undergone a £50m revamp which increased the seating capacity by 15,000 by adding an extra tier on top of the Milburn and Sir John Hall stands. The extension also added numerous corparate facilities to the club including a number of executive suites. The new stands are covered by a massive cantilever constructed glass roof.
Directions: From the North – Take the A1 into Newcastle, follow signs for Hexham until you reach Percy Street, turn right into Leazes Park, turn right again into Strawberry Place (which is the road running behind the Gallowgate End)
From the South – Take the A1, A68 and then A6127, go over the Tyne Bridge, at the roundabout take the first exit on to Mosley Street, you should now be on the one way system keep to the left hand side for Neville Street, turn left into Leazes Park Road, take a left into St James’ Street where you should meet the ground.
From the West – Take the A69 continuing until you reach Newcastle General Hospital, at the traffic lights (after the hospital) turn left into Brighton Grove, then after 0.25 mile into Studley Terrace, this road soon merges with Barrak Road, at the next roundabout turn left then you will meet the ground.
From the East – take the A189 to A193 (sign posted Newcastle City Centre), after crossing the motorway (A6127) take a left turn into Haymarket (by the metro station), you should now be on Percy Street, next turn right into Leazes Park, turn right again into Strawberry Place (which is the road running behind the Gallowgate End)
Parking – Street parking is available around the ground and the Metro Station (which is just outside the stadium), if you do park here be prepared for a long wait to get away.
Nearest Railway Station – Central Station, a metro can then be taken to St James’ or if you fancy it you can take a 20 minute walk.
Nearest Bus Station – Gallowgate or Haymarket.
League Scoring Record: Andy Cole 41 goals (34 League, 6 League Cup, 1 FA Cup)
Top all-time scorer: Jackie Milburn, 178, 1946-57
Most League appearances: Jim Lawrence, 432, 1904-22
Record Victory: 13 – 0 v Newport County – Division Two, 5th October 1946
Record Defeat: 0 – 9 v Burton Wanderers – Division Two, 15th April 1895
Record Transfer Fee Received: £8m from Liverpool for Dietmar Hamann, July 1999
Record Transfer Fee Paid: £15m to Blackburn Rovers for Alan Shearer, July 1996
Record Attendance: 68,386 v Chelsea – Division One, 3rd September 193
League Championships: Division One: 1904-05, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1926-27, 1992-93 (new format),
Division Two: 1964-65
Premiership Runners-Up: 1995-6, 1997-8
League Cup Runners-up: 1975-76
FA Cup Winners: 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955
European Competitions: Fairs/UEFA Cup 1968 – 69; Anglo – Italian Cup 1972-73
Other Competitions: Texaco Cup winners 1973-74, 1974-75