Newcastle United confirm free Open Day details
Monday sees the annual free Open Day at St James Park taking place.
Newcastle United have now confirmed the schedule, with roads being closed off from midnight to allow the setting up of various activities outside the ground for supporters – especially younger ones.
The events kick off from 9am on Monday 1 August and pride of place will be watching the first team train from aroud 10.30am.
Official Newcastle United announcement:
Newcastle United have confirmed details for the Club’s annual family Open Day, which will take place at St. James’ Park on Monday (1st August).
The event, which is free of charge for fans of all ages, will run from 9am until 2pm and will once again feature access to a Fanzone and first team training session inside the stadium.
Around 14,000 people attended last season’s Open Day and the Club is anticipating another huge turnout.
To ensure the safety of attendees in the Fanzone and at the club store, where the Club’s 2016/17 away and third kits will go on sale, Strawberry Place will be closed to traffic from midnight until 4pm on Monday (1st August).
The Fanzone will include a number of football-related activities including a penalty kick area and speed cage, as well as an assault course, face painting area and small fairground rides.
The Fanzone will open at 9am, when access to East Stand seating will also open. Subject to attendance levels, supporters will subsequently be directed by stewards to additional seating areas once the East Stand is full.
The first action inside the stadium will commence at 9.45am, when participants from a range of Newcastle United Foundation coaching courses and the Newcastle United Academy showcase their skills on the pitch.
Fans will then get chance to see Rafa Benitez and his staff putting the Newcastle United first team through their paces, with a full training session running from approximately 10.30am until noon.
Similar to last summer’s event, there will also be an opportunity for a few lucky supporters to join some of the players on the pitch for a special challenge from noon.
Following the action inside St. James’ Park, the fun will continue in the Fanzone, which will remain fully open to all fans until 2pm.
THE PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Strawberry Place closes to traffic
Fanzone and East Stand open
Foundation / Academy training session
First team training session
Strawberry Place reopens to traffic
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