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St. James' Park

Attend an intense soccer game at one of the United Kingdom’s largest and oldest stadiums. See it perched on a hill in the city center.

St. James’ Park is a famous soccer stadium in far northern England. Home to the black-and-white stripes of Newcastle United Football Club, the arena has a seating capacity of 52,400. Cheer on the local side among fervent fans as they challenge their rivals in the Premier League.

The most important game of the year is usually against local rivals Sunderland. Check online for match dates and kick-off times. Capture photos of the iconic stadium as you arrive amid the bustling crowds. Note the statue of Sir Bobby Robson, who managed the team from 1999 to 2004. Listen to the chants and chatter of the fans and purchase a jersey to fit in.

Have a drink at a local pub after the game, when the atmosphere begins to mellow. The area was first used for soccer matches in 1880 and has gone through many stadium transformations and renovations since then.

Learn the facts and figures behind Newcastle United, a club that is among the most well supported in the country. They are known affectionately as the Magpies, in reference to their colors. Other groups occasionally use the stadium for sports games and musical concerts.

Prices for tickets vary greatly depending on the seats. Most games take place on the weekend, but occasional midweek games take place in the evening. Purchase tickets from the box office, which is open from Monday to Saturday from mid morning to late afternoon. Book a tour of the stadium to see player dressing rooms and dugouts and meet a Newcastle United player.

St. James’ Park is northwest of the Monument area of central Newcastle. Arrive at the St. James metro stop beside the stadium or walk north for 10 minutes from Newcastle Central Station. Nearby landmarks include Newcastle University, Leazes Park and St. Andrews Church. On match days when traffic and parking can be chaotic, take public transportation for convenience.


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Lodging Near St. James' Park

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Malmaison Newcastle

Malmaison Newcastle

104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.2
of 5, from 138 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Baltic Flour Mills, Quayside, and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Castle Keep are also within 15 minutes.

$84
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.1
of 5, from 236 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps from Newcastle United FC and St. James' Park. Grey's Monument and Castle Keep are also within 15 minutes.

$50
Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle

Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle

15 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.3
of 5, from 154 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle, Castle Keep, and Grey's Monument. St. James' Park and Quayside are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$86
The Vermont Hotel

The Vermont Hotel

Castle Garth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
3.8
of 5, from 152 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is steps from Bessie Surtees House and Castle Keep. Grey's Monument and Tyne Bridge are also within 15 minutes.

$81
Motel One Newcastle

Motel One Newcastle

15 25 High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.8
of 5, from 26 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal and Grey's Monument. Castle Keep and St. James' Park are also within 10 minutes.

$32
Tune Hotel Newcastle

Tune Hotel Newcastle

Proctor House, 23-29 Side, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.1
of 5, from 202 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps from All Saints Church and Castle Keep. Grey's Monument and Quayside are also within 10 minutes.

$55
Royal Station Hotel

Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
3.8
of 5, from 299 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Casino Newcastle, Castle Keep, and Grey's Monument. St. James' Park and Quayside are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$55
Jurys Inn Newcastle

Jurys Inn Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.1
of 5, from 314 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Life Science Centre, St. James' Park, and Castle Keep. Grey's Monument and Quayside are also within 1 mi (2 km).