Play on the Pitch
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

New dates have been addded to this year's Play on the Pitch, which enables you, your friends, colleagues or clients to play on the hallowed turf at St. James' Park.

Once the 2013/14 campaign is complete, the doors to the famous stadium will open, and you can follow in the footsteps of some of the greats of the game.

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 David Ginola, 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 replicate 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.

Demand for this rare experience has already been high, which is why some new dates have been released, and all bookings will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, or to secure your slot on the St. James' Park pitch, contact Ollie Stapleton on 0844 372 1892 (x8438) or email 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.