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Experience the passionate roar of thousands of spectators at a live football match...

Be part of an epic Mexican wave during a live rugby tournament or cheer on a fast-paced basketball game from the edge of your seat.

NewcastleGateshead is the perfect place to experience live sport all year round from football, rugby and cricket to athletics, basketball and horse-racing at Newcastle Racecourse.

Sporty secondary Magic Magic Weekend hosted by St James' Park, Newcastle

Newcastle’s iconic city centre stadium, St James’ Park – the home of the Toon Army – is a must-visit attraction for sports fans. Watch a live match or walk Newcastle United’s hallowed ground as part of a popular behind-the-scenes stadium tour.

Over the years, Newcastle has become a respected sporting hub for live rugby. Major sporting events in the rugby union and league calendars have taken place in the North East including England international matches, Rugby World Cup 2015 matches and Dacia Super League Magic Weekend, which will make its return for the fifth year in September 2021. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 - which will now take place 12-months later in 2022 - will see the opening men’s ceremony and game played at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

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Newcastle is home to two top level Rugby clubs with Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder representing rugby union and rugby league respectively so sports fans can enjoy the thrill of live sporting action throughout the season.

Sport is played at a world-class level in NewcastleGateshead from nail-biting athletics at Gateshead International Stadium to cricket at Durham Cricket Club. Fans of sport will enjoy a visit to Newcastle Eagles’ state-of-the-art sports venue where Britain’s most successful basketball team play regular matches to dedicated supporters.

Cheer on tens of thousands of participants and elite athletes cross the Tyne Bridge every September at the Great North Run, or… why not lace up your trainers and be part of the world’s best half marathon?

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