On Sunday, various roads around St James Park will be closed before and after the Wolves match.

Closures will start around one hour before kick-off, with all roads reopening around 30 minutes after the final whistle, full details are below.

The matchday closures will continue for the foreseeable future at all home matches.

So please take note when you are heading to the game on Sunday.

Newcastle United official announcement:

Newcastle City Council has confirmed that road closures around St James Park will be extended to include both before and after matches, starting with Sunday’s Premier League game against Wolves.

Closures first came into operation on a trial basis 15 months ago, with several streets shut at full time to allow supporters to exit the stadium and surrounding areas safely.

The council has kept the closures under review and after consultation with Newcastle United, the club’s Fans Forum and Northumbria Police, a multi-agency safety advisory group has decided to extend the closure period to the start of the game as fans make their way into the stadium.

The new arrangements will be operational from this Sunday and on all other matchdays.

Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Nick Kemp, said:

“The safety of football fans on match day has, and always be our paramount priority.

“We introduced these measures on a trial period over a year ago, so we could monitor the effects and listen to fans.

“It is clear that many fans wanted the closure before the game as well as after the game, so we’ve decided to bring in this change.

“These measures were introduced shortly after the Westminster Bridge atrocity and purely for precautionary measures as happened at many other grounds across the country.

“I would like to stress that there is nothing to suggest that the ground is any more of a target and we are merely listening to fans’ wishes.”

Car parks will remain open as normal on matchdays, but motorists may have to change their access route to some of them near to the ground.

New arrangements

Road closures start one hour before the start of the match on:

  • Leazes Terrace and the area around the East Stand
  • Strawberry Place between the junction with Barrack Road and the Strawberry Public House
  • Strawberry Lane at the junction with Strawberry Place

These closures will remain in place until approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.

Road closures start about one hour after the start of the match on:

  • Strawberry Place at the junction with Leazes Park Road
  • Leazes Park Road between Percy Street and Strawberry Place junctions
  • Terrace Place

These closures will remain in place until approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.

  • Leazes.

    Just doing your bit for the cause Porter?

  • graham18

    I like the van with AshleyOut.Com.can we see more of these please?

    • Peaky

      Should be plastered across every bus in the NE….no wait….the whole country…!!

      • graham18

        totally agree..we need them on the tyne bridge as well

    • Pezza

      It may be for sale soon, you can buy it

  • BigHairyDog

    Strawberry Place should be pedestrianised outside the Gallowgate, they did this for the Magic Weekend event with stalls lining the road. I see Barrack Road will still be open though, a terrorist in a van can do as much damage there as on Strawberry Place.

    • Pezza

      The council has been very slow here, the club and fans forum have pushed but the council have worked at there own public sector speed

      • BigHairyDog

        Newcastle City Council…what’s new?