May 09, 2019
What's on Newcastle: Saracens Men vs Leinster
Heading to Newcastle for the Heineken Champions Cup final? Here's all you need to know!
Welcome the team
Join us from 14H30 at the Bus Bar in the fan zone next to the stadium to welcome the team to the ground. We'll have flags to hand out before we head over to the stadium from 14H50 ready to make some noise for your Sarries!
The final of the Heineken Champions Cup between Saracens and Leinster will kick-off at 17H00 at St James’ Park. Saracens will be playing in their red away kit so make sure you wear your colours on the day!
Champions Rugby Village – Located on the iconic Newcastle Quayside the Champions Rugby Village has a lot to offer from food and drink, live music, entertainment and prizes to be won! If you haven’t got tickets, this is the place to watch both matches on the big screen.
The Village is open from 15H00 on Thursday 9th May through to 23H00 on Saturday 11th May, it’s the place to be to enjoy all the pre-match build up and post-match celebrations.
Baltic Square - Across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge you can practice your rugby skills with Newcastle Falcons Foundation. Music and entertainment will be provided by Northern Pride.
Strawberry Place and St James’ Metro (next to St James’ Park) - is a great refreshment stop before heading into the stadium for the match and has a range of food and drink vendors and pre-match build up with BT Sport.
There are no unreserved public car parks on event days at St. James’ Park and traffic restrictions may be in place. Instead, we strongly recommend using public transport to reach the stadium.
Newcastle upon Tyne is served by the Tyne & Wear Metro system; a light rail network with frequent services between Newcastle Airport, Newcastle city centre, the coast, and major transport interchanges and destinations south to Wearside. We recommend St. James’ Metro station for local coastal destinations, while Monument station – a five-minute walk away – is served by both yellow and green line routes towards Newcastle International Airport, South Shields and the coast. For more information, visit www.nexus.org.uk/metro
Situated on the East Coast Mainline, Newcastle Central Station is a principle stop for services between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow. In addition to regional services, it also offers direct cross-country routes to and from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool Birmingham and Bristol. The station is a ten-minute walk from St. James’ Park, walk west along Neville Street (A186) and turn right onto St. James’ Boulevard. The stadium is located at the top of the road and will become visible as you reach the junction with Bath Lane/Wellington Street. To plan your train journey, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Newcastle upon Tyne has two major bus stations for local and regional services – Haymarket, for services to and from Northumberland and the North, and Eldon Square, for services to and from County Durham and the South. Both are located on Percy Street, a five-minute walk from St. James’ Park. To reach the stadium, walk south west on Percy Street and turn right onto Gallowgate. St. James’ Park will become visible on your right. For more information on local bus services, please visit www.nexus.org.uk/bus.
There are taxi services available throughout the city, with major taxi ranks located at Newcastle Central Station and transport interchanges. The nearest taxi rank to St. James’ Park is situated two-minutes away on foot, opposite the entrance to Chinatown.