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Football packages with Newcastle

Newcastle United is the largest club in northern England, even if many fans of Sunderland might not agree. The heyday for The Magpies occurred at the beginning of the 1900’s, but there are signs that Newcastle might be going towards a new golden age.

Despite St James’ Park being an enormous stadium, it is nearly always sold out. Many have season tickets, and a large portion of the rest of the tickets is then sold to the members of the official fan club. To be sure to get game tickets for Newcastle’s home games, a very good option is to buy a package trip from a travel agent that arranges football trips. These will often include game ticket and hotel, or game ticket, hotel and flights.

Newcastle was formed in 1892 when the two clubs Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End were merged. The same year, the club also moved into the St James’ Park stadium. Since it was founded, Newcastle has gotten four League titles, six FA Cup golds and one European title (the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup of 1969). The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was the predecessor for the UEFA Cup and the current Europa League.

Briefly about Sports Direct Arena

St James’ Park in Newcastle isn’t just one of the oldest football stadiums in England – it is also one of the stadiums with the best atmosphere. There is never a quiet moment at St James’ Park, and when the home team scores the sound volume is nearly deafening.

St James’ Park, at the moment officially named Sports Direct Arena, is the home stadium for Newcastle United FC. The stadium is the third largest for club football in England. Only Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium are bigger. In total the stadium can handle 52,339 seated spectators. The attendance record was set in 1930 when 68,386 people watched a game between Newcastle and Chelsea.

The St James’ Park stadium doesn’t lie far from the heart of Newcastle. You can get to the stadium on foot, but the quickest way is to take the subway. The stadium has its own station, named St James. In close proximity to the stadium there are a number of entertainment venues and restaurants, so you can easily spend your whole game day in the area.


Football was played in the area were St James’ Park now resides well ahead of its construction. There are stories of how a football field has been in the area way back in 1880. When the Newcastle United club was formed in 1892, however, efforts were made to construct a real stadium. In 1899 St James’ Park had a capacity of about 30,000 spectators, but just a few years after that, the number had risen to 60,000.

After that it took some time before more changes were made to the stadium, and this was because there were conflicting interests between the club and the local government. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, however, relatively significant renovations were carried out, and in the 1990’s heavy investments were made. It was particularly this period that gave the stadium its current form. In August of 2000 the finishing touches were made to give the stadium its current form and spectator capacity.

Other things to do in Newcastle

Newcastle is a relatively large city, so you’ll have a fully established range of entertainment and culture to take part in. If you have children, you might want to visit the children’s’ book store 7 Stories. As the name suggests, it has no less than seven stories! You can also feel free to take a boat ride on the river Tyne and see the city from a different perspective.