Newcastle United Club Information - Geordie Boot Boys


Club Name: Newcastle United Football Club
Founding Year: 1892
Home Stadium: St James’ Park
Training Ground: Newcastle United Training Centre
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: Eddie Howe
Rival Clubs: Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

Newcastle United are one of the biggest football clubs in England and a staple of their community on Tyneside. The city lives and breathes with the club at its core, while the Magpies are also a beacon of the North East of England. The Toon are now entering a new dawn under Saudi-backed owners.

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Newcastle United club name

Newcastle have only ever used the name of Newcastle United since the Magpies were established in 1892. The Toon took on United for their name following a merger of two of the city’s previous clubs, Newcastle East End and West End FC. Newcastle Rangers briefly predated Newcastle United, as well.

Founded as: Newcastle United (1892)

Nicknames: The Toon, The Magpies

Newcastle United founding year

Newcastle East End and West End FC merged in 1892 to establish Newcastle United. The two teams were the heavyweights of the city at the time after Newcastle Rangers folded shortly before United came into existence. But financial difficulties at West End FC saw most of their players join East End.

Newcastle United stadium

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St James’ Park has been the home stadium of Newcastle since 1892 when the club was founded and took residency. It had previously been the home stadium of Newcastle Rangers before West End FC resided there from 1886 until they joined forces with Newcastle East End to form the club of today.

First stadium: St James’ Park

St James’ Park capacity: 52,000

Newcastle United training ground

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The Newcastle United Training Centre has been Newcastle’s training ground since July 2003. But the site is more commonly referred to as Darsley Park owing to its location in Benton. While the Toon’s Newcastle United Academy complex is also more commonly known by its location in Little Benton.

Previous training grounds:

St James’ Park


Maiden Castle

Riverside ground

Current training ground: Newcastle United Training Centre (2003-present)

Location: Newcastle United Training Centre, Darsley Park, Benton, NE12 9SF

Current league

Newcastle have played in the Premier League since 2017/18 after securing promotion back from the Championship as champions in 2016/17. Rafa Benitez guided the Magpies to the second-tier title in their only season in the division following the club’s relegation under the Spaniard the previous year.

Current league: Premier League (2017-present)

Previous league: Championship (2016-2017)

Current manager

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Newcastle appointed Eddie Howe as their current manager in November 2021 after the club’s Saudi-backed ownership sacked Steve Bruce. The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) along with PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media made firing Bruce as the club’s gaffer one of their first tasks.

Current manager: Eddie Howe (2021-present)

Newcastle United contact details


Tickets, phone: 0344 372 1892

Tickets, email: [email protected]

Hospitality, phone: 0191 201 8444

Hospitality, email: [email protected]

Other contact details: Full list here

Address: St James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Newcastle United tickets

Fans wishing to purchase tickets for Newcastle’s home matches at St James’ Park can do so from the club’s official website. The Magpies sell tickets on a match-by-match basis or as season tickets and as hospitality packages. While season ticket holders can also secure tickets for the Toon’s away fixtures.

Newcastle release tickets for matches at St James’ Park to official club members and to season ticket holders first. Yet The Toon also hold a select number of tickets back for release to the general public. But Newcastle tickets are restricted to one per person or one further ticket for season ticket holders.


Phone: 0344 372 1892