In terms of sports events the city of Newcastle is dominated by football and it is well known for having a massive sporting tradition and the main professional team is Newcastle United. They are based at St James Park which came into existence in 1892. It is a state of the art sporting stadium and is widely regarded as one of the greatest foot-balling venues in the whole of the United Kingdom. It holds more than fifty thousand fans and is well know for its disproportionate seating arrangement and it’s bigger than most playing area. The stadium was expanded in the year 2000 and it was supposed to go through further extensions but since the football team failed to live up to expectation and was relegated for a single season, the renovations did not materialise.
The stadium is made up of the Milburn Stand, East Stand, Leazes End and also the Gallowgate End. Newcastle United is nicknamed magpies and the fans are called the toon army.
The area also has a non league football team called Newcastle Benfield and also rugby teams called Newcastle Falcons and Medicals RFC. The ice hockey team is Newcastle Vipers and the speedway team is called Newcastle Diamonds.
Newcastle Minibus and coach hire can transport you to all sports events, venues and facilities with ease and comfort, and at affordable prices.