At Kingston Park, an impressive modern all-seater grandstand sits opposite the main entrance and old-style club house, with an open air terrace at one end and a covered terrace at the other.
It’s in a good location too – not far from a retail park and a huge Tesco – although there are parking restrictions in the surrounding areas of the ground on match day. There are park and ride facilities in place.
There is a real buzz around the clubhouse on a match day, and the upstairs bar was packed. There are limited seats in the stand opposite the clubhouse, which presumably gives an exclusive feel on well attended matches.
The pitch itself is impressive. It’s artificial, and probably the most immaculate artificial pitch I have seen at any ground. It is flawless. The crisp green colour is surrounding by a black layer around the edge, and there seems to be no evidence of the crumbs (those little black balls) that you see on most artificial grounds.
All-in-all, Kingston Park is a lovely sporting venue. The perfect mix between old-style and modern, as well as being nicely located in a spacious environment, with suitable transport links.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Games Attended Here
|788||09/01/2016||Newcastle Thunder 8-34 Widnes Vikings|