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Gateshead: Directions, Beer & Food

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NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world.


Gateshead FC, The International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 0EF.


Away fans are in the large East Stand, on one side of the stadium, with a capacity of 4,000. The stand is covered and free of supporting pillars. It is set back from the pitch, with eight lanes of the athletics track between supporters and the pitch.


How to get there:

By Car:

From the South (Quickest route)

At the end of the A1(M) Junction 65, take the A194(M) towards South Shields. At the end of the A194(M) take the A184 towards Gateshead. The stadium is situated three miles further along this road on the right.


From the South (Taking in the Angel of the North)

Leave the A1 at the A167 turn off and take the A167 towards Gateshead South. You will pass the Angel of the North on your left. On reaching the large roundabout at the junction with the A184, turn right onto the A184. The stadium is on the left.


Car Parking

There are 350 free parking spaces, available in a first-come, first-served basis. Turn right when entering the stadium complex from Nielson Road.


By Train/Metro:

The stadium has its own Metro stop called Gateshead Stadium, which is a five-minute walk away. This stop is around a ten-minute journey away from Newcastle Central railway station with trains bound for South Shields or South Hylton'. Walking out of the Metro station, turn right, and after passing over the railway line turn right again onto a footpath which takes you straight through a new housing estate. Keep going straight ahead until you reach the main road, and the stadium is on the other side of the road over the pedestrian crossing.


Where to drink:

NOTE: Alcohol is not available to away fans in the East Stand.

There is a bar located inside the Main Stand, but it is only for home fans.


The closest pub is the Schooner, on the Banks of the River Tyne. It has up to six real ales on tap and serves food. It is only a few minutes’ walk down Neilson Road (to the left of the main stadium entrance), away from Park Road and towards the Tyne. Then cross Saltmeadows Road and head down South Shore Road, and the pub is on the left.


If arriving by train, then it may be better to drink in the centre of Newcastle and get the Metro out to the Gateshead Stadium Metro stop.


Where to eat:

The stadium catering offers a selection of pies, pasties and sausage rolls, plus hot dogs, burgers and a range of hot and cold drinks.

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