The Ground Like?
Tyne & Wear Stand (photo)
North Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
South Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There & Where To Park
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Gateshead Stadium Location Map
|What's The Gateshead International Stadium Like?|
capacity all-seater International Stadium is located
in the east of Gateshead near the River Tyne. First
built in 1955 it is primarily an athletics stadium
that also houses the town's two major sporting
clubs; Gateshead Football Club and Gateshead Thunder
Rugby League Club. Until recently the only covered
accommodation was in the Tyne & Wear Main Stand
but a roof was constructed on the the adjacent East
Stand during the summer of 2010. Behind both goals
remain open and are usually unused on matchdays,
although they have been utilised on big occasions.
The stadium, which has a bowl-like effect, has a
playing surface surrounded by an international
standard athletics track
|Tyne & Wear Stand|
Thanks to Jeff Bowron for supplying the above photo.
The Club have announced their intention to build a new purpose built stadium on the former site of the North Durham Rugby & Cricket Club in the centre of Gateshead opposite the Civic Centre. The stadium will be covered on all four sides and of Football League standard, with a 7,000 capacity, including a 2,000 seated Main Stand. The stands on each side will be all seater with terracing behind both goals However no firm timescales have been announced as to when this might happen. An artists impression of how the new stadium will look can be found on the official Gateshead FC website.
Thanks to Owen Pavey for supplying the above photo.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|The location of away supporters is
dependant on the projected size of the away
following. If there is to be less than 400 fans,
they are usually housed in North end of the Tyne
& Wear Main Stand. Larger followings are
allocated the opposite East Stand.
If you find yourself in the Main Stand then you will find that this stand is free of supporting pillars and has an unobstructed view of the playing action. There are televisions on the concourses showing SKY TV. Plus catering in the Main Stand is pretty good offering a selection of pies, pasties and sausage rolls, plus hot dogs and a range of hot and cold drinks at reasonable prices. Alcohol is also available.
However, the Main Stand is well set back from the pitch. Not only is there the eight lanes of the athletics track to contend with, but also a long jump run up and pit. So if you have sight problems, best bring those binoculars! The 4,000 capacity East Stand is also well setback, but for the first time since the stadium was constructed is now fully roofed. Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan adds; 'We were allocated the East Stand, which I thought was pretty good with no obstructions and plenty of leg room. To get to the East Stand, walk anti-clockwise around the stadium from the main Tyne & Wear Stand, turn left and follow the pedestrian track until you get to the East Stand'.
Thanks to Luke Crawford for supplying the above photo.
|Where To Drink?|
There is a bar located inside the Main Stand, called the 'Stadium Bar' but unfortunately this is for home fans only. Probably the closest pub is the Schooner, which sits on the Banks of the River Tyne. Continue down Neilson Road, away from Park Road and towards the Tyne, cross Saltmeadows Road and head down South Shore Road, and the pub is down this road on the left. It's only a few minutes walk away. If arriving by train then it maybe a better idea to drink in the centre of Newcastle and then get the Metro out to the Gateshead Stadium Metro.
|How To Get There & Where To Park|
|From the South
At the end of the A1(M) Junction 65, take the A194(M) towards South Shields. At the end of the A194(M) take the A184 towards Gateshead. The stadium is situated three miles further along this road on the right hand side.
From the South
(Taking in the Angel of the North):
|The stadium has its own Metro stop called Gateshead Stadium, which is a five minute walk away. This stop is around a ten minute journey away from Newcastle Central railway station, which is also the nearest mainline station. Adam Hosdon a visiting Stockport County fan adds; 'Trains for Gateshead Stadium are bound for South Shields. As you come out of Gateshead Stadium Metro station turn right and at the traffic lights, turn right again into Park Road. Cross over a pedestrian footbridge to reach the other side of the road and at the next set of traffic lights, turn left. The stadium entrance is down on the right'.|
Under 16's £2
Concessions apply to Over 60's and Students.
|Official Programme £3|
|Gateshead FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
11,750 v Newcastle United
Friendly, August 7th 1995
2012-2013: 502 (Blue Square Premier)
2011-2012: 843 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 753 (Blue Square Premier)
Blyth Spartans and Darlington.
|Mark Hudson (York City) 25/8/09|
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