Important information for supporters who are travelling to Gateshead on Friday.
Gateshead International Stadium
Tyne and Wear
Gateshead International Stadium is signposted from major roads in the area.
A1 (from the North)
Follow the A1 Southbound until the turn off for the A184 (Gateshead Town Centre). Keep following the A184 until you come to the stadium on the left.
A1 (from the South)
Follow the A1 Northbound, turn off the A167 (Gateshead South). Pass the Angel of the North on your left. Follow the road to the centre of Gateshead, take the slip road underneath the flyover. Go straight over the roundabout and then turn right onto the A184 at the next roundabout. Follow the A184 until you come to the stadium on the left.
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-hand side.
A69 (from the West)
Follow the A69 until you meet the A1. From there follow directions as from the A1 North.
A19 (from the East)
Follow the A19 until you reach the Whitemare Pool roundabout. Turn right onto the A184 (Gateshead). Continue onto the A184 over the Heworth roundabout and the stadium is on the right.
Away Supporter Coach Parking at Gateshead international Stadium
*Stewards will direct you on arrival at the Stadium complex. Parking is available at the complex.
Traffic Commissioners guidelines - are followed as a matter of cause.
The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which :-
is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e., mini – bus) and ;
is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.
Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches :-
1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.
2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal.
3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.
The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to Operators’ Licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between Operators and Police.
The Police have been asked to notify the Commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.
Away fans information
Away fans are located in the large East Stand on one side of the stadium.
This stand has a capacity of 4,000, the stand is covered, free of supporting pillars and so fans have an unobstructed view of the playing action. The facilities inside the stand are good.
However, the East Stand is well set back from the pitch, with eight lanes of the athletics track to contend with, before reaching the playing area.
The stadium has three car parks to the front, accommodating the following:
Car park number 1: 86 normal sized bays; 8 disabled car parking; 2 electric car bays; 4 motorcycle bays
Car park number 2: 42 normal sized bays; 8 disabled car parking
Car park number 3: 87 normal sized bays; 4 coach bays
By Rail / Metro; The nearest stationis Newcastle Central Station.
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, which is also the nearest mainline station.
Metro trains for Gateshead Stadium are bound for South Shields or South Hylton.
As you come out of the Metro station, turn right, and just after you pass 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 ground is just on the other side of the road over the pedestrian crossing.
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