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Your Guide to Watching the Best Sport in Newcastle!


Newcastle boasts a buzzing cultural scene and a deserved reputation for its nightlife, but it’s especially famous for sport. Loyal support from the local community means that any game or match you attend is guaranteed to be full of spirit, a lively atmosphere and good fun. Below is a list of where to find the best live sport in the city.

Football & Rugby

St James’ Park, the famous home of the mighty Magpies, is the best place to watch football in the city. Tickets for upcoming games are available from the club website. As the fourth-largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 52,000, it’s easier to get last minute tickets here than for many other premiership clubs.

Despite the city’s northerly location, it’s Rugby Union that rules in this city and the Newcastle Falcons are the team to watch. Home matches are played at Kingston Park in the north of the city. Tickets for the rugby are also more affordable than for football. Those who prefer Rugby League will find that the Newcastle Thunder also play at Kingston Park.

Basketball & Cricket

Basketball may not be quite as popular as the national sports of football, rugby or cricket but it is a very popular game in Newcastle and the local team, the Eagles, is the most successful British team of all time. The Eagles currently play at Northumbria University, although they’ll soon be moving to the purpose-built Eagles Community Arena.

Cricketing fans needn’t miss out on any action either, as the Durham County Cricket Club play close to Newcastle in the nearby town of Chester-le-Street.

Whatever sport you plan on watching when you’re visiting the fine city of Newcastle, an elegant B&B with excellent transport links to the city centre is the ideal choice to relax in after the game. Hedgefield House is located to the west of the city and is just an 18-minute drive to Durham County Cricket Club.