Play on the Pitch


By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Newcastle United will be opening its doors from Monday, 5th May, to Sunday, 18th May, to enable you, your friends, colleagues or clients to play on the hallowed turf at St. James' Park.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the greats of the game by playing on the famous Tyneside pitch.

Emulate Magpies legends like Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley by scoring in front of the Gallowgate, ghost past a player down the wing in the style of Hatem Ben Arfa, or curl home a shot like Loic Remy.

Whatever your position, whoever your idol, sample what it's like to play in the third largest football stadium in the Premier League.

Your team will have the opportunity to play matches throughout the day, replicating a first team matchday experience from start to finish.

Enter the stadium via the famous Old Milburn steps and change in the dressing rooms used by top flight stars week in, week out. You will then walk down the famous tunnel, under the iconic 'Howay The Lads' sign, before stepping onto one of the finest playing surfaces in the country.

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 welcome to come along and cheer you on from the Milburn Stand.

To thank supporters for their loyalty we have frozen Play on the Pitch prices for this season, meaning the cost for a team of up to 18 players is just £1,300 including VAT, which works out at just over £72 per player.

This cost is for those who play between the hours of 9am and 7pm. Slots between 7pm and 9pm are also available at a cost of £1,500 including VAT, or just over £83 per player. The price includes the game, all officials and a post-match buffet for all players in NINE 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 9am and 9pm 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 so you can enter your supporter sign in and password.

Once you have done this, you will see a list of dates and times available. Please note, slots at both 7pm and 9pm are charged at a slightly higher rate as they will be played under the floodlights.

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, 4th April.

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

For more information, contact Ollie Stapleton at ollie.stapleton@nufc.co.uk.

*Please note, fixtures could be postponed or cancelled in the event of adverse weather conditions. An alternative venue will be offered or a full refund. However, no additional costs will be met by the Club.