Northern Rock Play On The Pitch

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Newcastle United will be opening its doors between  Monday, 20th May and Friday, 31st May to enable you, your friends, colleagues or clients to play on the hallowed turf at St. James' Park.

You will have the opportunity to match the skills and tricks of Hatem Ben Arfa, or curl home a free-kick like Yohan Cabaye, in addition to experiencing the stadium, pitch and dressing room.

Each 11-a-side game will run for 60 minutes and match officials will be provided. Teams can arrange their opposition or we can arrange a team for you if you do not have one - you can also bring along a cameraman or photographer to ensure you capture all of the day's key moments.

Family and friends are also able to attend and cheer you on from the Milburn Stand.

The cost for a team with up to 18 players is £1,300 inclusive of VAT - working out at just over £72 per player. The cost includes the game and all officials and a post-match buffet for all players in the 1892 Bar.

Demand for this rare experience is expected to be high so all bookings will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

The games will run between 10am and 6pm on most days and slots can be viewed online by clicking here. You will then need to click on Quick Seats and register with us, or enter your supporter sign in and password. Once you have done this you will see a list of dates and times available.

A 20 per cent deposit will be required to secure your team's place at this event - this can only be paid by calling the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. The outstanding balance will need to be paid by Friday, 1st March.

If you wish to pay the full amount upfront you can do this by calling the Box Office on the phone number above.

For more information about the Play on the Pitch, call Ollie Stapleton on 0844 372 1892 (ext 8438) or email ollie.stapleton@nufc.co.uk.