Expansion Plans At Kingston Park

Kingston Park North Stand redevelopment
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4 October 2017

Newcastle Falcons have unveiled ambitious plans to invest in their Kingston Park home to attract top players and welcome in hundreds more supporters.

The Chronicle Live website has reported that the club has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council that would result in a raft of changes to boost facilities for both players and supporters.

Documents drawn up by Newcastle planning consultancy Lichfields detail plans for the club which involve the extension to the ground’s north stand, the only stand which is currently uncovered, to provide an additional 1,530 covered seats and a hospitality suite, a move which will bring the total capacity of the stadium to 11,730.

A new dedicated players’ facility could also be built beneath the seating accommodation to provide improved training, conditioning and changing accommodation.

The club also plans to create a full size all-weather pitch with effective floodlighting and community changing facilities.

The planning statement said: “Attendance at Newcastle Falcons games has been steadily increasing and the proposed development will ensure the stadium facilities will accommodate supporters.

“The Newcastle Falcons will be hosting the Rugby Continental Shield final in 2019 as part of a weekend of rugby in the city which includes the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals at St James’ Park.

“Newcastle Falcons currently has the smallest rugby ground capacity out of the 12 rugby clubs in the Aviva Premiership, when taking into account Saracens approved expansion plans. The stadium’s North Stand has no roof, leaving fans exposed to the

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