St James’ Park (capacity 52,404)
St James’ Park dominates the skyline of the city, and has been home to Newcastle United since 1892. It is almost unrecognisable from the stadium of old, having gone through major expansion throughout the 1990’s, and is the 7th largest football stadium in England.
The Milburn and Sir John Hall (Leazes) Stand have huge lower tiers, with a smaller tier above, which resulted in the stadium having the largest cantilever roof in Europe. The other two stands, the Gallowgate End and East Stands are smaller in comparison. The stadium is unlikely to be expanded further, due to lack of planning permission.
Away fans visiting St James’ Park are located in the upper tier of the Sir John Hall Stand, with a typical allocation of around 3,000.
Due to its unique City Centre location, St James’ Park is within walking distance of a number of pay and display car parks. Street parking is best around Barrack Road and off Stanhope Street. There is also the option of multi storey car parks, Park and Ride schemes, and also parking at other transport links such as Metro stations.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near St James’ Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Royal Victoria Infirmary Multi Storey Car Park||NE1 4LP||£1.30 per hour||0.6km||The closest multi storey car park to St James’ is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, on Queen Victoria Road.|
|The Gate Car Park||NE1 4XQ||£7.20 for 3-12 hours||0.3km||With over 250 parking spaces, and just a 5 minute walk to St James’ Park, the car park at the entertainment complex ‘The Gate’ is a convenient choice for away fans. It is manned 24 hours a day, and claim to be the safest car parking option in Newcastle.|
|Newcastle Great Park (Park and Ride)||NE13 9NR||£3.20 return||8.0km||This Park and Ride site is ideally located just off the A1, and offers hassle free parking for a reasonable cost. The journey into the City Centre takes around 20 minutes.|
|Metro Centre “Soccerbus”||NE11 9YG||£2 return (adult), £1 return (child)||6.4km||This Park and Ride site is located at the Metro Centre, and offers a low cost, and hassle free option for travelling to St James’ Park. The journey into the City Centre takes around 20 minutes.|
|Heworth Metro Station||NE10 0NE||£1.10 to park plus £4 return metro ticket||5.5km||Another option for away fans is to park up at Heworth Metro Station near Gateshead just off the A184, and get the Metro into Newcastle City Centre.|
|Newcastle College||NE4 7SA||£4||1.4km||Around 400 car parking spaces are available on match day at Newcastle College, and it is supervised with security coverage. The car park is just a 10 minute walk from the stadium.|
Newcastle Central Station is just over half a mile from St James’ Park and should take no longer than 15 minutes to walk. When you exit the station, cross the zebra crossing and bear left, then head up Pink Lane. Keep going until you reach Westgate Road and cross over. You’ll then head up Bath Lane, with the old city walls on your right, and then turn right on to Stowell Street (Chinatown). At the end of Stowell Street, bear left up St Andrews Street by Rosie’s Bar and under the Chinatown arch. By this point you’ll be able to see St James’ Park dominating the sky line. Take a left up Gallowgate and St James’ is on your right.
The other option is to take the Metro from Central Station to St James’ (changing at Monument), which is opposite the stadium. Don’t be deceived by Metros from Central Station that are marked as St James’ as their destination, because whilst this is the case, these trains will do the full circuit via the Coast and will take almost an hour to get to its final destination.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near St James’ Park, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited St James’ Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Newcastle United, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Newcastle United’s St James’ Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Newcastle United perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!