As you step into St. James' Park, you'll immediately notice the impressive architecture of the stadium, which has a capacity for over 50,000 spectators, making it the 8th largest football stadium in England. When visiting the stadium, you’ll uncover an electrifying atmosphere that envelopes the stands during matches with amenities that cater to both home and visiting fans.

Read our information and FAQs below for detailed insight into St James' Park football stadium.

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Where do away fans sit at St James’ Park?

Away fans of St. James Park will have seats allocated within the Leazes Stand located at the Northern goal end. The stadium has three other main stands, which include the Milburn, East and Gallowgate. Click here to view the full seating plan of the stadium.

Visiting fans need to enter the stadium via the access number which can be found on their tickets. Normally, visiting supporters will be at turnstiles 91-94 which can be found in the Leazes Stand. Turnstiles in all areas of the stadium open 90 minutes before kick-off.

Each stand is signposted around the stadium but if you need further assistance, NUFC stewards will be very happy to assist you. In addition to knowledgeable stewards, you’ll also find a team of Local Heroes located around the ground. Matchday helpers are on hand before kick-off to offer a warm welcome to St. James’ Park and provide any guidance you require to enhance your visit.

Can I get something to eat or drink inside the stadium?

St. James’ Park has a varied catering offering, including vegetarian and halal options. Accessible on approach to the stadium, Shearer's Bar serves a range of food on both matchdays and non-matchdays. The matchday menu is served on the mezzanine level only.

The Terrace Bar, situated in the South West corner, has a great atmosphere and is a great place to buy a refreshment before the game. In the main concourse, kiosks serve a range of food including pizzas, burgers and pies. Visiting fans can find a concourse on Level 7 which has a range of food and hot & cold drinks.

Can I get a tour of St James’ Park?

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St James’ Park offers daily tours of the football stadium, at various timeslots throughout the day. Guided by knowledgeable and passionate tour guides, tours of St James’ Park provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the heart of the stadium.

The Classic Tour captures the rich history of the stadium – whether it’s walking down the tunnel or sitting in your favourite player’s seat in the home dressing room, the tour has something special for everyone.

If you want to get a Magpie’s view of the stadium, the rooftop tour offers the ultimate vantage point atop the stadium. Accompanied by an experienced Rooftop Guide, visitors will ascent to a walkway 150ft above the ground, to take in panoramic views of Tyneside.

Click here to find out more about Newcastle United's full range of stadium tours, with advance online tickets starting from £9.90 for juniors. Tours are popular, so it is recommended to book in advance.

Please note that tours are not available on match days. Autism-friendly and private/ group tours are also available.

Can I buy Newcastle United merchandise at St James’ Park?

Situated on the ground of St James’ Park, Newcastle United Football Club's official store is the one-stop shop for NUFC supporters and football enthusiasts across the world. Visitors to the official shop can stock up on a wide range of Newcastle United gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia including mugs, keyrings, team flags and Newcastle United scarves in the teams' iconic black and white stripe colours, as well as posters of every NUFC fan's favourite footie heroes!

Discover more about Newcastle United Football Club's official store here.

Accessibility at St James’ Park

On Level 7, where visiting fans are situated, there is accessible seating and wheelchair bays available. Additionally, there are accessible toilets and access to changing facilities.

If you have mobility issues or feel you will be challenged by the climb, please speak to one of Newcastle United’s friendly stewards at the turnstiles, who will be happy to direct you to a lift. Newcastle United has created an accessibility statement for those requiring detailed accessibility information.

Why is Newcastle United's ground called St James’ Park?

Historically, a hospital and chapel named St. James’ stood near where the Great North Museum building now stands in Newcastle, which is in proximity to where St James’ Park now stands. The church of St James was a significant landmark in the area, and the park's name pays homage to its presence.

Newcastle United Football Club has played its home matches at St James' Park since its formation in 1892. Over the years, the stadium has undergone several renovations and expansions, but it has retained its iconic name, which is deeply ingrained in the club's history and the local community.

When was St James’ Park built?

The football stadium was originally built in 1880, making it one of the oldest football stadiums in the world. It has undergone several renovations and expansions over the years, but the initial construction of the stadium took place that year. To find out more about the history of St James’ Park, visit NUFC’s ‘History of our Home’ page.