Newcastle is home to much more than just the black and white stripes! A proud sporting city, Newcastle is heavily involved in football, rugby and horseracing to name a few. Here at Maldron Hotel Newcastle, we are perfectly located near all of these major sporting venues.
St James’ Park
What some may call the spiritual home of Newcastle’s people, St. James’ Park is a mere ten minutes’ walk from Maldron Newcastle. The home of Newcastle United, the stadium regularly hosts their Premiership matches as well as cup and European clashes. Not be a one-trick pony, the stadium also plays host to some fantastic music events from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon and the Rolling Stones
Maldron Hotel Newcastle are a proud sponsor of our local basketball team – The Newcastle Eagles. The team are currently the most successful team in British Basketball history and have their very own stadium, The Vertu Motors arena, which is a short walk from the hotel. The men’s team play Friday’s and the Women’s on Saturday, we would highly recommend attending a match while you visit. Book tickets and see dates here.
If Football isn’t your thing, Newcastle is also home to the fantastic Newcastle Falcons who play at their Kingston Park ground. Standing tickets are available as well as a great selection of hospitality packages to make your visit extra special.
If ponies and prosecco are more your sport of choice Newcastle racecourse is located just 5 miles outside of the city centre and is one of the UK’s busiest racecourses. Hosting over 60 meets a year including the renowned Plate day and ladies’ day, this a great addition to your Newcastle break.
Gateshead International Stadium
Gateshead International Stadium is the third-largest sporting venue in Tyne and Wear and the North East’s only IAAF-standard athletics stadium. Home to Gateshead FC, Gateshead Harriers Athletics Club, Gateshead Storm Rugby Club, and the Gateshead Angels Netball Club. They’ve hosted Olympians and pop royalty, and seen five world records broken in track and field. Gateshead stadium is only an 8-minute drive or just two stops on the metro and you’re there!