Newcastle United – also referred to as The Magpies – is an English football club founded in 1881 as Stanley. In 1892, the club was merged into Newcastle United. The club has played its home matches in St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne ever since. The stadium has a capacity of over 52,000 and almost every home match is sold out. The club’s home colours are black and white striped. Some managers consider the white socks as lucky. Their nickname The Magpies refer to the colours of their kit.
Newcastle United’s local rival is Sunderland, with whom they have contested the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898. Moreover, Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Liverpool can be seen as Newcastle’s rivals. The club’s most successful period was in the early 90s. Newcastle have won a total of 4 League-titles, 6 FA Cups, 1 FA Charity Shield and 4 Championship-titles.
The club has played in the Premier League for all but 3 years. They returned to the Premier League in 2017, partly thanks to head coach Rafael Benitez. The last two seasons, the club finished in the 10th and 13th place, making it a stable club in the Premier League. With Rafael Benitez leaving, it is now up to Steve Bruce to keep performing and maybe even try to change their mid-table position up forward. With players such as Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United can be seen as a major competitor.
Newcastle United is a great club with a beautiful stadium, located in Newcastle upon Tyne. Besides football, Newcastle has many other highlights worth visiting, such as The Garth Keep Castle, a beautiful place with great views of the city. Also, the Ouseburn area is a must if you’re in Newcastle. A weekend festival is held near the city centre, and there are many pubs and cafes.
At Number 1 you can book a perfectly organised football trip to Newcastle. We guarantee group seating up to 3 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding the Newcastle United matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to Newcastle!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the Premier League matches are usually confirmed by the English Football Association 6-8 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.