St. James' Park

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

We are giving you the chance experience what a night game at St. James' Park is like from the squad's perspective, and play under the floodlights at the famous stadium.

Earlier this month, we announced that our doors will be opening between Monday, 20th May and Friday, 31st May, to enable you, your friends, colleagues or clients to play on the hallowed Tyneside turf.

Unsurprisingly, there was a fantastic response, with all the slots selling out in just a fortnight, as fans prepare to try and emulate the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul.

So we have now created some premium packages, which will kick-off at 8pm and see you strut your stuff under the floodlights, 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 able to attend and cheer you on from the Milburn Stand, and there will also be a Man of the Match trophy presented after the final whistle.

The cost for a team with up to 18 players in these fantastic premium packages is £1,500 inclusive of VAT. 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.

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.

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.