Magic Weekend Fan Guide

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17th May 2018

Travelling up to Newcastle for the 2018 Dacia Magic Weekend to get behind the Vikings? We have got you covered with things to do in-between our clash against St Helens.

 

TICKETS

It isn’t too late for you to get your tickets for the 2018 Dacia Magic Weekend, where Widnes will take on St Helens at St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United.

Day tickets and weekend tickets are still available to purchase, so why not join the masses of Vikings who are already set to embark on the north-east? Click here for full ticket information...

If you are unsure of how to get there, you can still secure your place with Jeannie’s Away Travel by calling 07974 954 241.

 

FIXTURES

A full list of the games and kick-off times can be seen below:

Saturday 19th May 

  • Toronto Wolfpack vs Toulouse Olympique XIII – 12:45pm.
  • Widnes Vikings vs St Helens – 15:00pm.
  • Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves – 17:15pm.
  • Castleford Tigers vs Leeds Rhinos – 19:30pm.

Sunday 20th May

  • Salford Red Devils vs Catalans Dragons – 13:00pm.
  • Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants – 15:15pm.
  • Hull Kingston Rovers vs Hull FC – 17:30pm.

 

For fans already confirmed to be attending, here’s what you can expect over the weekend:

 
FANZONE

Back by popular demand, the fan-zone will be operating across the weekend. Alex Simmons of Rugby AM will be hosting the fan-zone so come along and check out all the goings on.

If you want to see the best of our great sport both on and off the field, you won’t want to miss coming aling to the fan-zone. Here’s what you can expect to take part in:

 

+ Dacia will be joined by ambassadors Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Kylie Leuluai to put fans through their paces by testing reactions with their ‘catch me quick’ game.

+ Batchelors will unveil their brand-new passing game alongside popular High Striker game, to challenge fans accuracy and strength.

+ Northern will be sorting the wheat from the chaff with their nerve-jangling Buzz Wire game.

+ Patient Claim Line will place fans in the shoes of the referee to see if they can cut it at the top level, with the decision-making game and all new spinning wheel.

+ ManVan will be offering free drinks, haircuts and beard trims exclusively to Our League members, as well as advice on dealing with mental health issues.

+ Sky Sports FanVan - Scott Quinnell is travelling around Europe in his Sky Sports FanVan motorhome and is bringing it to Magic Weekend to meet and talk rugby with fans on Saturday 19th May.

 

The Fan Zone opening times are: Saturday 11am – 6:30pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm.

 

Those of you who are ‘Our League’ members can also take advantage of some special offers, including 5% off at all stadium bars and concourses, simply by showing your ‘Our League’ app at the kiosk.

 

DIRECTIONS

If you are unsure of how to get to and from the venue, take a look at our advice for travelling supporters below: 

ON FOOT

St. James’ Park is located to the north-west of Newcastle city centre, close to the junction between Gallowgate, St. James’ Boulevard and Barrack Road. That’s just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and around five minutes from Monument Metro Station and the city’s major bus stations. You can get your very own tailor-made route at www.walkit.com.

BY CAR

Parking is available on-site in the stadium car parks on a pre-pay basis only. To purchase a pass please contact NUFC on 0191 201 8558. Please note that parking is limited, however there are a number of public car parks signposted clearly within Newcastle city centre, though be warned – they are likely to be extremely busy during Magic Weekend! Information can be found on the Newcastle Council website.  

If you do need to use your car, use the postcode ‘NE1 4ST’ in your satnav to find the stadium.             

BY METRO

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, major transport interchanges and destinations south to Wearside. We recommend St. James’ Metro station for local coastal destinations including North Shields, 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. To reach St. James’ Park from Monument station, walk west on Blackett Street and continue onto Gallowgate. The stadium will become visible on your right. For more information, please visit www.altoonativetravel.com/by-metro.

BY TRAIN

Newcastle Central Station is around a 10-minute walk from St. James’ Park. Situated on the East Coast Mainline, it is a principle stop for services between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow. In addition to regional services to Middlesbrough and Carlisle, it also offers direct cross-country routes to and from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool Birmingham and Bristol. To walk to St. James’ Park, cross the road from the station and walk up Pink Lane to your left, passing the Forth Hotel public house. Turn right onto Clayton Street, then left onto Westgate Road. Outside Tilleys Bar, bear right onto Bath Lane and after 200 metres, turn right onto Stowell Street (Chinatown) and continue until the ground becomes visible beyond the Chinatown arch. To plan your train journey, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. 

BY PUBLIC BUS

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.altoonativetravel.com/by-bus.

Newcastle Coach Station is on St. James’ Boulevard and receives National Express coach services, while Megabus operates services from outside Newcastle Central Station. Both offer frequent services from across the UK.

 

Still not bought your tickets to the greatest festival of rugby league in the UK?

Tickets are available from the Vikings Superstore in Tesco Extra, by calling the ticket line: 0151 495 2250 (option 2).

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