Get On The Pitch (Legally) At Newcastle United

SJP 2Just in case this had passed you by, fans now have the option of getting onto the hallowed turf of St.James’ Park without then being dragged off by the stewards with your pants at half mast!

In recent years NUFC have had a limited period at the end of the each season when teams of fans can play each other at St.James’ Park before the pitch is replaced for the following season.

I haven’t taken advantage yet but mates of mine who have played, all say it is pretty special and feels a bit strange at the same time.

This season the club are offering the chance again and the dates available are from 20th May to 31st May.

The matches last an hour and the officials are provided, the club can also match you up with another team as well. Friends and family can watch from the Milburn stand.

It might not be cheap (£1300 per team with up to 18 players allowed) and there is a post-match buffet in the 1892 bar afterwards.

The games run between 10am and 6pm and availability can be viewed here, you then need to click on ‘Quick Seats’ and register, or enter your supporters sign in and password if you have one.

For further details and to pay your deposit, call the box office on 0844 372 1892.

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    I take it this is Football Aid…?

    Played in one of those once. 10 years ago actually. The elite of 2003…

    Played up front with Beardsley. Played against Carver. Scored a penalty. Missed a sitter. Still got the shirt. : D