Newcastle City Council

  • 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 Buy Back Kingston Park

    ... as we look to grow both codes of rugby across the North East and Cumbria,” he said. “The additional development work we will undertake with both the University and City Council will bring strong benefits for all concerned. I'd like to thank both Newcastle City Council and Northumbria University for their support throughout the negotiations. “Owning the stadium will allow us to continue the improvements we have already made to the ground. We will look to further grow our supporter base and...

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  • Gateshead Thunder In Newcastle Name Change

    Gateshead Thunder, the only professional rugby league club in the North East, have confirmed a change of name to Newcastle Thunder. The change has been approved by the Rugby Football League and takes place with immediate effect. The club has also applied to Newcastle City Council to officially change home venue to Kingston Park to groundshare with partner club Newcastle Falcons. The name change and proposed move will see professional rugby league return to Newcastle for the first time in 77 year...

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  • Newcastle Bid For Big European Weekend In 2018

    ... bid, the Champions Cup final would be held at Newcastle United's St James' Park Stadium, with the Challenge Cup final proposed to held at Kingston Park Stadium, home of Aviva Premiership Rugby club Newcastle Falcons. The bid is a partnership between Newcastle City Council, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Newcastle United Football Club and Newcastle Rugby Ltd, and has been submitted with the support of the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby Limited. St James' Park has a capaCity in excess...

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  • Newcastle Will Be Magic Again In 2016

    Following the success of the 2015 Magic Weekend, Super League organisers have announced that the 2016 event will be returning to St James’ Park in Newcastle on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22. Magic Weekend was held in Newcastlefor the first time earlier this year and more than 67,000 fans were in attendance across the course of the weekend – the highest ever total for the two-day event. Fixtures for Magic Weekend 2016 have also been revealed, with 2015 First Utility Super League Grand F...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City Council has confirmed. The Council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in Council finances, with the authority...

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  • Magic Weekend Back To Newcastle For 2017

    Following the record breaking success of the 2016 Dacia Magic Weekend, Super League (Europe) has decided that the 2017 event will be returning to St James’ Park, Newcastle, on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21. Magic Weekend was first held in Newcastle in 2015 and returned for a second year in 2016 when more than 68,000 fans attended across the weekend – the highest ever recorded for the two-day event. The fixtures for Magic Weekend 2017 have also been revealed with three Betfred Super Leagu...

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  • Newcastle To Host European Finals In 2019

    ... European Rugby Continental Shield final on the weekend of 10th/11th May 2019. Combined, they form one of the biggest weekends in club rugby, estimated to generate over €20.4m million in total economic impact. The bid is a joint partnership between Newcastle City Council, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Newcastle United Football Club and Newcastle Rugby Limited. Mick Hogan, managing director of Newcastle Rugby Ltd, said: “This is great news for rugby in Newcastle and the wider North East regi...

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  • Magic Weekend Set To Break Records Again

    ... Magic Weekend moved to Newcastle after Manchester's Etihad Stadium was unavailable last year due to construction work but the North East has welcomed the event with open arms and it provided an estimated £4.2 million boost to the local economy in 2015. Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes says that no decision has been made on whether it will return to the City next year as well but that he is “working closely with the organisers” in an attempt to bring it back for a third successive...

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  • Knights Homeless After York Council Dispute

    York City Knights have been forced to re-arrange a friendly fixture with Hull FC and face an uncertain future after supposed plans for a groundshare with York City FC were put on hold. The game was scheduled to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend but will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The loss of the home game will be a cost of over £10,000 to the club and the Knights are effectively homeless after their lease of Huntington Stadium was ended as pa...

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