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The Big One: Newcastle Falcons vs Northampton Saints


Newcastle Falcons will break new ground on Saturday 24 March 2018 when St James’ Park hosts their Aviva Premiership match against Northampton Saints, a game which has been dubbed ‘The Big One’.

Newcastle United Football Club’s 52,000 capacity stadium will be the venue for a 5.30pm kick-off, preceded by a 3pm curtain-raiser between Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

Mick Hogan, managing director of Newcastle Falcons, said: “The Big One promises to be a major rugby occasion for the entire region to really get behind with adult tickets starting from just £10 and juniors from £5.

“The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup in the morning will see more than 100 junior teams participating at Kingston Park Stadium before the focus turns to St James’ Park, which will host the city’s Varsity Match. That is a fixture which attracts a big following in its own right given the huge student population in Newcastle, and there will be a fan plaza outside the stadium with food, drink and entertainment.

“Newcastle Falcons’ Aviva Premiership match against Northampton will provide a fitting climax on what promises to be a massive day of rugby for a region which thrives upon staging these major events.”

St James’ Park successfully staged three matches during Rugby World Cup 2015, has hosted three Super League Magic Weekends and will be the venue for the 2019 European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals.

As well as offering a day of top-class sporting entertainment The Big One will also raise funds and awareness for Doddie Weir’5 Discretionary Trust, following the recent Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis of the Falcons and Scotland great. Details of this will be announced in due course.

Newcastle Falcons season ticket members will be entitled to a free East Stand ticket for the day, with season car park pass holders eligible for free parking. Falcons season ticket members wishing to access this ticket should contact the Falcons box office by calling 0871 226 6060, emailing or visiting in person during opening hours.

FAQs about The Big One


Newcastle Falcons season ticket membership entitles you to an East Stand seat at St James’ Park at no extra charge. There is no time limit by which you need to claim your free ticket, but those confirming earliest will have the best choice of seats.

After 1 December 2017, online ticket sales for non-season ticket members will be via Newcastle United’s website, but season ticket members should still book via the Falcons.

To book tickets for The Big One via the Newcastle Falcons box office, click here, call 0871 2266060 or visit Kingston Park Stadium from 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday or 10:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays from 09:00 on Friday morning

To book tickets for The Big One via the Newcastle United box office, click here, call 0844 372 1892 or visit St James’ Park from 10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday or 09:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays from 09:00 on Friday morning

Guide Prices

Adult tickets from £10 and child tickets from £5



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