Football fan’s guide to Newcastle


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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’
  3. Pick up a copy of ‘The Mag’or ‘True Faith,’ at a newsagents, two of NUFC’s best read fanzines
  4. ‘Larn the craic’ from the locals by having a pint at The Strawberry, the closest pub to St James’ Park.
  5. Buy the famous Black and White shirt at the NUFC club shop at the stadium
  6. 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
  7. Take a guided tour of St James’ Park and have lunch in a box overlooking the pitch
  8. Get some mates together and train with NUFC Legends and coaches at one of the club’s ultimate experience days
  9. Go for a post match debrief in The Bodega Pub on Westgate Road, near China Town and Stowell Street
  10. Pick up some football memorabilia or historic programmes at ‘The Back Page Bookshop’ at 56 St Andrews Street

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