Football Fan’s guide to Newcastle
March 21, 2012
St James’ Park is a cathedral of football dominating Newcastle’s city skyline.
The fortunes of Newcastle United F.C are the city’s heartbeat and so Sleeperz has compiled a simple 10-step guide for football fans visiting the Toon.
- Buy a ticket for the match, with 52,000 seats at St James’ Park there’s plenty of room for home, away and neutral fans.
- Stop off at the statue of Jackie Milburn, one of Newcastle’s most famous centre forwards, on St James’ Boulevard and doth your cap to ‘Wor Jackie’
- Pick up a copy of ‘The Mag’or ‘True Faith,’ at a newsagents, two of NUFC’s best read fanzines
- ‘Larn the craic’ from the locals by having a pint at The Strawberry, the closest pub to St James’ Park.
- Buy the famous Black and White shirt at the NUFC club shop at the stadium
- Check out the team news with a pre-match pint at The Shark Bar, an American style sports bar with wall to wall plasma screens showing non-stop sport
- Take a guided tour of St James’ Park and have lunch in a box overlooking the pitch
- Get some mates together and train with NUFC Legends and coaches at one of the club’s ultimate experience days
- Go for a post match debrief in The Bodega Pub on Westgate Road, near China Town and Stowell Street
- Pick up some football memorabilia or historic programmes at ‘The Back Page Bookshop’ at 56 St Andrews Street