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European rugby finals tickets on general sale

Tickets for the 2019 European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup finals at St. James’ Park are now on general sale.

The matches form part of European rugby’s biggest weekend and will take place at the home of Newcastle United on 10th and 11th May 2019.

As well as being the home of Newcastle United, St. James’ Park has become a key rugby venue in recent years.

The All Blacks take on Tonga at St. James' Park during the 2015 Rugby World Cup

The stadium hosted Rugby World Cup matches in 2015, including world champions the All Blacks, as well as Newcastle Falcons’ victory over Northampton Saints in the Big One in 2018 and rugby league’s Magic Weekend for the last four years.

Season ticket holders have already had a weeklong priority period for the 2019 European finals, with access to a golden ticket for the same seat at both matches.

In between the two headline matches at St. James’ Park, Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park Stadium will play host to the European Rugby Continental Shield on Saturday lunchtime, which will be contested by the two teams chasing qualification for the following season’s European Challenge Cup.

How to buy

As one of the hottest tickets in sport, demand for the European Champions Cup final has grown year on year since its inception and Newcastle 2019 is proud that almost 30% of tickets will be priced at £45 or less for adults and £25 or less for juniors.

The affordability of watching Europe’s elite teams battle to lift the prestigious trophies extends to the Challenge Cup on Friday 10 May also, with prices starting from £15 for adults and £5 for under-16s. Over 50% of tickets will be available for £20 or less.

Tickets for both finals at St James’ Park can be booked by visiting book.nufc.co.uk, calling 0844 372 1892 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge) or by visiting the St. James' Park box office in person.

Hospitality packages for both finals will also be offered, with details available by calling 0191 214 2892.

'Huge demand'

Newcastle 2019 event director, Mick Hogan, said: "We’re very excited to be hosting the 2019 finals and with the city’s excellent reputation from the success of hosting Rugby World Cup and Aviva Premiership matches at the stadium, we’re looking forward to an incredible weekend next May.

"Demand is set to be huge for these games.

"Ahead of the public sale, prior rights holders of EPCR, Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle United have enjoyed early access to tickets in certain areas and they have been bought in huge numbers.

"Everyone involved in organising Newcastle 2019 cannot wait to host supporters from across the continent and we hope they are looking forward to joining us for the games." 

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