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Falcons A Quick Guide
July 2 2012

A quick guide to Newcastle Falcons .  .  . and a warm welcome to the Championship to all their supporters, players and officials.




Newcastle were founded in 1877 as Gosforth Football Club by a group of Old Boys of Durham School, they played in green and white  until the mid-1990s

In 1990 they changed names to Newcastle Gosforth and moved to Kingston Park stadium.

The current name:  Newcastle Falcons was adopted at the start of the professional era.

In 1996 they adopted the current black-and-white, after local businessman Sir John Hall had taken control.

Kingston Park was the smallest stadium in the Premiership  with an average crowd of 4,500.

According to Newcastle’s website, Kingston Park has undergone a number of facelifts, firstly with the installation of a temporary stand on the western side of the ground, and most recently the construction of three completely new permanent stands.

These are the main West Stand, the popular covered terracing of the John Smiths Stand and the uncovered terracing of the North Stand.


The stadium is 5 minutes from Newcastle International Airport and close to both Kingston Park and Kenton Bank Foot Metro stations.

By taxi it’s only a 4 mile drive to Newcastle city centre and only 2 minutes from the A1.

Newcastle Metro


Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport

Premier Inn

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel

Novotel Newcastle Airport Hotel


Stonehaven Lodge Bed And Breakfast

Stone Cottage