Kingston Park Stadium

  • Newcastle Buy Back Kingston Park

    ... Newcastle Rugby and chairman Semore Kurdi says the purchase is a “significant” step for the club. “The ground purchase is a very significant event for Newcastle Rugby. It secures the long term future of both Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder at Kingston Park Stadium. It will also give us a permanent home from which we can continue the outstanding work of the Falcons Community Foundation as we look to grow both codes of rugby across the North East and Cumbria,” he said. “The addi...

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  • Newcastle Seek Council Loan To Buy Back Kingston Park

    A report in the Newcastle Chronicle has revealed that Newcastle Falcons are seeking a loan from the local council in order to buy back Kingston Park Stadium. Newcastle City Council are reportedly considering brokering a multi-million pound loan for the Aviva Premiership club, details of which will be discussed at a closed session of its business cabinet this week. The Falcons currently lease the ground from landlords Northumbria University and have two years remaining on the deal. The loan was s...

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  • Newcastle To Install 3G Pitch At Kingston Park

    Newcastle Falcons are the latest elite rugby club in the UK to install a 3G playing surface, following an announcement that artificial turf will be used at Kingston Park next season and beyond. The surface is being installed by artificial pitch providers SIS Pitches, who were also responsible for the installation of the 3G pitch at Saracens’ Allianz Park. Cardiff Blues also have an artificial surface in place at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. Kingston Park's grass pitch has experienced a num...

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  • Hull KR End Stadium Sponsorship Deal

    Hull Kingston Rovers have brought one of its major sponsorship deals to an end ahead of schedule in the past week as MS3 Communications' naming rights agreement for Craven Park has been cancelled. The Robins' home will now revert back to being referred to just as Craven Park, unless a replacement is found in the coming weeks and months, as opposed to MS3 Craven Park just two years into what was supposed to be a five-year deal. The club signed a naming rights agreement with MS3 Communicatio...

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  • University buys Kingston Park

    Northumbria University has bought Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park rugby ground from Northern Rock. The University believes the ground is of strategic importance to the future of the sport and has announced ambitious plans to work with the Falcons to develop the UK's first-ever rugby-based Centre of Sporting Excellence at Kingston Park. Commenting on the acquisition, Northumbria University's vice-chancellor and chief executive, Professor Andrew Wathey said: “The University has enjoyed strong l...

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  • Greene King Backs Falcons & Thunder

    ... agreement will see Greene King IPA become the Falcons’ principal partner with immediate effect until summer 2017 and the home shirt sponsors of Newcastle Thunder for the 2016 season as well. Greene King has also been given exclusive pouring rights at Kingston Park Stadium for the next five years. The Greene King IPA logo will be displayed on the front of the Falcons’ home and away shirts for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, as well as all shirts for the 2016-17 season. The logo will als...

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  • Planning Permssion For Kingston Park Project

    Newcastle city councillors have approved planning for ambitious improvements to Kingston Park Stadium. Newcastle Rugby Ltd's plans include major development work to the North Stand which would increase the Stadium's capacity from approximately 10,000 to 11,730, with additional Parking and infrastructure. Significantly increasing the number of covered seats and hospitality spaces, which have both sold out on a number of occasions in recent seasons, the plans would also improve training, medical a...

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  • Hull KR Ask Fans to Name Stadium

    Hull Kingston Rovers and sponsor MS3 have come up with a novel way to utilise Stadium naming rights without alienating fans.The club and the local communications firm have struck a deal to have Craven Park renamed in 2012 incorporating `MS3` in the title. However, rather than imposing a new name on supporters, Rovers have set up a poll asking their following to choose between two options – MS3 Stadium or MS3 Craven Park.The poll closes on September 23rd with both parties hoping the idea will l...

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  • Newcastle To Host "The Big One" At St James' Park

    ... sold for what will be a great day at a fantastic venue, one which has already shown itself to be more than capable of hosting top rugby events. “The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup in the morning will see more than 100 junior teams participating at Kingston Park Stadium before the focus turns to St James’ Park, which will host the city’s Varsity Match. That is a fixture which attracts a big following in its own right given the huge student population in Newcastle, and there will be a fan...

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  • KR Join Rivals With KC Naming Rights Deal

    Hull Kingston Rovers have revealed that they have signed a new five-year naming rights deal for their Craven Park ground with communications provider KC. It is unclear how much the local firm, which also has the naming rights for local rivals Hull FC’s Stadium until 2025, has paid for the rights but the ground will be renamed the KC Lightstream Stadium with immediate effect. KC Lightstream is the name of the company’s superfast fibre broadband service and director of business and consumer s...

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