Away Day Guide – Newcastle
An always fun – and sometimes fruitful – away day awaits for Fulham fans this weekend. Here’s our latest away day guide.
All away tickets have sold out. There will be no tickets available to visiting supporters on the day. Supporters should be pre-warned about the number of stairs to access the away end, although there is a lift close to the away section and any fans with mobility issues should ask a steward to use it.
GETTING TO ST. JAMES’ PARK
From the A1(M), continue on the A1 and follow the A184 towards Newcastle. Continue along the A184, veering left onto the A189. Go over the River Tyne on the Redheugh Bridge, from where the ground will be visible. Go straight up the dual carriageway (St James Boulevard), which will lead you to the Gallowgate End. There are a number of car parks in the vicinity and there are around 400 spaces at the Newcastle College Car Park, which is between 15 and 20 minutes away.
Newcastle Central Rail Station is about half a mile from St. James’ Park and a walk takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Those wishing to walk should head out of the station, across the two zebra crossings and along Pink Lane, crossing Westgate Road at the top. Walk up Bath Lane and turn right on to Stowell Street (Chinatown). At the end of Stowell Street bear left up St Andrews Street by Rosie’s Bar, under the Chinese arch. Take a left onto Gallowgate and St. James’ Park is on your right.
Supporters can also take bus numbers 36, 36B, 71, 87 or 88 to the ground from Berwick Street, which is directly across the road from Newcastle Central Rail Station.
Newcastle Airport is about seven miles away from the City Centre. The airport has its own Metro station next to the passenger terminal and it takes 23 minutes to get to the City Centre (£2 single, £3 return – £3.80 during peak time or £3.50 for a ‘day saver;). Supporters should change at Monument Metro Station for a metro to St James Park Station.
As St. James’ Park is in the city centre, there are a number of local pubs, bars and clubs to choose from. The pubs closest to the Newcastle Central Railway Station, such as ‘A Head Of Steam’ ‘The Lounge’ and ‘O’Neills,’ usually only admit fans if away colours are covered up and many have refused to allow children inside. The Union Rooms on Westgate Road, formerly a Wetherspoons, is a fixture in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and welcomes both away supporters and families enthusiastically.
Alternatively, alcohol is available inside St. James’ Park including Carling (500ml bottle £4.50), Coors (330ml bottle £4.40), Kingstone Press Cider (500ml bottle £4.40), Kingstone Press Wild Berry Cider (500ml bottle £4.70), Wine (White, Red or Rose 187ml bottle £5), Gin and Tonic (Can £5.50) and Jack Daniels and Coke (Can £6).
SIR BOBBY ROBSON
On previous visits to St. James’ Park, Fulham fans have made generous donations to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation which raises funds for cancer research in memory of the legendary former Fulham and Newcastle United midfielder and manager. You can donate here if so inclined.