Stadium Information

KINGSTON PARK

The home of Newcastle Thunder since 2015, there has been a stadium on the site since 1990. when rugby union side Newcastle Falcons, under the name of Newcastle Gosforth first moved to what had previously been the site had been the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Sports Ground.

In that time. Kingston Park has undergone a number of facelifts to the purpose-built rugby stadium that supporters see today.

EAST STAND

The East Stand is the main centre for Newcastle Thunder and is home to the following facilities on Thunder match days.

Supporter Accommodation – For most home games, fans are housed in either the 380-seater clubhouse stand or along the 1,000 space pitchside terrace.

Club Shop & Ticket Office – Located on the ground floor of the building, the club shop is fully stocked with replica team-wear and leisure wear while three serving windows ensure fans purchasing tickets on match days are served quickly and efficiently.

Tap & Tackle – Thunder fans have access to a comfortable, well-stocked bar in the East Stand in the shape of the Tap & Tackle. Open from 10am until late, it is the hub of match-days, with post-match reaction from Thunder players and coaches taking place here, along with regular post-match entertainment.

1877 Bar – Home to Thunder hospitality for games where the East Stand is in use, this relaxing space is where the club delivers hospitality from its award-winning team to corporate guests, visiting directors and supporters who want to enjoy the ultimate match-day experience.

Food Kiosks – Provided by club partner Angel Street Food, Thunder’s kiosks provide high-quality versions of everyone’s stadium favourites including burgers and chips.

WEST STAND

The all-seater state of the art West Stand houses some of the best facilities in club rugby and is used by Thunder for fixtures where bumper attendances are expected, like the Magic Friday fixtures against York City Knights.

With luxurious hospitality suites and executive boxes, bars on all three levels and a concourse that boasts one of the longest bars in Europe, the West Stand is a facility that Thunder can be proud of being able to open when needed.

DISABLED INFORMATION

Rugby Football Leagues aim is to become the ‘most welcoming league’ in the world to fans of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and circumstances.

At the heart of this aim is our commitment to make our game accessible to all and we have dedicated significant resource to ensure fans, staff and players are appropriately catered for across all aspects of the League’s activities.

Kingston Park Disabled Spectator Experience

Newcastle Thunder aim to enhance the experience of all spectators visiting Kingston Park.

On match days, The Thunder are committed to provide an inclusive and high quality experience for those spectators with any form of disability.

Kingston Park offers designated disabled parking, seating and toilet provision.

Tickets

We are able to offer a complimentary personal assistant/companion ticket, but we would ask to see some documentation showing that individual is in receipt of medium/enhanced rate disability living allowance, or enhanced rate of PIP payments.

You can send a copy/photograph of this documentation to fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk and then your purchase of tickets can be processed. A single personal assistant/companion seat is located alongside each wheelchair bay.

Please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk to discuss your specific access requirements or our disabled liaison officer rob.jones@newcastle-thunder.co.uk

Access

Wheelchair users should access Kingston Park Stadium through Gate 1-4 (South Stand) as stated on the respective ticket.

If a spectator has a specific mobility issue and requires support or guidance, please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk to discuss your specific access requirements.

Parking

Kingston Park has 22 designated disabled parking spaces in the East, West and South car park’s which can be reserved seasonally or in advance of a match by calling the Ticket Office on 0871 226 60 60. Blue Badge holders will be expected to show their badge on arrival and will not be permitted to park without it. Disabled spectators without a disabled parking space can be dropped off at the West Stand (south end) where they can then access the stadium.

Seating Facilities

We provide 82 pitch level covered seating in the South and West Stand with good viewing for wheelchair users and companions.

Corporate, high level seating for wheelchair users and companions is available in the West Stand on a seasonal or match by match basis (lift access from West Stand Reception).

Ambulant Disabled

There are no specific areas of the stadium that facilitate specific access for the ambulant disabled, however, there are several seats that can be accessed more easily by those spectators using crutches, sticks or walking frames.

Please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk to discuss your specific access requirements.

Toilet Facilities

Accessible disabled toilets are available at the following locations:

West Stand – 5 disabled unisex WC’s

South Stand – 2 disabled unisex WC’s

East Stand – 1 disabled unisex WC’s

Disabled Enquiries and Information

For more information about our disabled facilities or to book match day tickets and car parking, please contact the ticket office in advance of the match on 0871 266 60 60 or via email fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk