Fans Guide for Magic Weekend

Magic Weekend 2023 returns to Newcastle for a seventh time, with the Saints facing Huddersfield Giants in game two on Sunday afternoon.

Headed up to the Toon? Here's the key fan information you need to know.


The entire competition of Betfred Super League will congregate at St James’ Park in Newcastle! 12 teams, six games, in one memorable round of action.

St Helens fans on Sunday will be predominantly based in the Leazes Stand.

Magic Weekend’s 2023 fixtures are:

Saturday, 3rd June

  • Salford Red Devils v Hull KR – 1.30pm
  • Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons – 3.45pm
  • Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers – 6.00pm

Sunday, 4th June

  • Wakefield Trinity v Leigh Leopards – 12.00pm
  • St Helens v Huddersfield Giants – 2.15pm
  • Hull FC v Warrington Wolves – 4.30pm



With some disruption to train services on Saturday 3 June, with industrial action set to affect Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, LNER, Northern and other train operators. You are advised to plan ahead, check nearer the day for the latest timetable information and in particular to check when your last train is expected to depart. Find your key train information HERE.

Newcastle Central Station is around a 10-minute walk from St. James’ Park. To walk to St. James’ Park, cross the road from the station and walk up Pink Lane to your left, passing the Forth Hotel public house. Turn right onto Clayton Street, then left onto Westgate Road. Outside Tilleys Bar, bear right onto Bath Lane and after 200 metres, turn right onto Stowell Street (Chinatown) and continue until the ground becomes visible beyond the Chinatown arch.


If travelling by car, fans are being encouraged to car share where possible. Parking for the above mentioned vehicles is available on-site in the stadium car parks on a pre-pay basis only. To purchase a pass please contact NUFC on 0191 201 8558. Please note parking is limited, however there are number of public car parks signposted clearly within Newcastle city centre, though be warned – they are likely to be extremely busy during Magic Weekend! Information can be found on the Newcastle Council website. If you do need to use your car, use the postcode ‘NE1 4ST’ in your sat-nav to find the stadium.


Newcastle upon Tyne has two major bus stations for local and regional services – Haymarket, for services to and from Northumberland and the North, and Eldon Square, for services to and from County Durham and the South. Both are located on Percy Street, a five-minute walk from St. James’ Park. To reach the stadium, walk south west on Percy Street and turn right onto Gallowgate. St. James’ Park will become visible on your right. For more information on local bus services, please visit Newcastle Coach Station is on St. James’ Boulevard and receives National Express coach services, while Megabus operates services from outside Newcastle Central Station. Both offer frequent services from across the UK.


St. James’ Park is located to the North West of Newcastle city centre, close to the junction between Gallowgate, St. James’ Boulevard and Barrack Road. That’s just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and around five minutes from Monument Metro Station and the city’s major bus stations. You can get your very own tailor-made route at


Newcastle upon Tyne is served by the Tyne & Wear Metro system; a light rail network with frequent services between Newcastle Airport, Newcastle city centre, the coast, major transport interchanges and destinations south to Wearside. We recommend St. James’ Metro station for local coastal destinations including North Shields, while Monument station – a five-minute walk away – is served by both yellow and green line routes towards Newcastle International Airport, South Shields and the coast. To reach St. James’ Park from Monument station, walk west on Blackett Street and continue onto Gallowgate. The stadium will become visible on your right. For more information, please visit


Official coach travel with the Club is no longer on sale, fans who are travelling with our coaches must be ready for departure from the Totally Wicked Stadium at 6:30am on Sunday, 4th June.

Please note that coaches will return at 7pm on Sunday, 4th June.


A pass out/return system will be operated on both event days allowing spectators to move freely to and from the stadium bowl – there is no limit on the number of times someone is allowed to pass out and re-enter.

Spectators leaving the stadium bowl with the intention of returning may do so but MUST first ensure that they have a hand stamp applied upon initial exit; if there is no evidence of a hand stamp re-entry will not be permitted. Hand stamps will be applied by stadium stewards.

Dedicated exit and re-entry gates in each stand will be used to facilitate this operation. Different coloured hand stamps will be used for each level each day. It is important that match tickets are not discarded; tickets need to be produced for re-entry if using the pass out system. Re-entry to the stadium bowl will be on production of both a hand stamp and relevant match ticket.


Opening Times: Saturday 1pm – 7.30pm | Sunday 12pm – 5.30pm

The Fan Zone is located on Strawberry Place, offering food, beverage, and activities delivered by official partners Loch Lomond, Northern and Batchelors Mushy Peas throughout the weekend. Metro Radio will be hosting the fan zone, keeping the party going with live music and special guest interviews from the stage at the heart of the activity.

Be sure to visit for a chance to have your photo with the Betfred Super League trophy, purchase official Magic Weekend merchandise and win some exclusive Super League prizes with our official partners.


The Gate is just a 5 minute walk from St James’ Park, located on Newgate Street, and is home to a variety of food, drink and leisure venues from some of your favourite venues including Nandos, Pizza Hut and Cineworld with great offers available every day.

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The Gate is also offering the below exclusive offers to Magic Weekend Ticket Holders.


The Mayfair Pub and Kitchen is the friendliest pub in the city and promises home cooked food, locally produced craft beers, gins and cocktails in a relaxed and welcoming environment that’s family friendly.

Home cooked quality pub grub and home cooked pizzas are served every day along with their very popular all-day breakfast and traditional Sunday lunches with home-made Yorkshire puddings! Plus a full range vegan dishes and healthy options are available on the menu.

Offer: Magic Weekend Ticket Holders can get 20% off food with a Magic Weekend ticket.

The Mayfair will be showing all fixtures and games across their 11 screens


The Hustle bar, grill and disco lounge offers customers a friendly, inclusive luxury experience, with a New York tapas style menu and a modern cocktail menu.

Explore their well-travelled wine list, sip cocktails created by their expert mixologists, and sample beers from the best breweries around.

Offer: Magic Weekend Ticket Holders can get 20% off the food bill.


There’s something for everyone at The WonderBar.

Enjoy a bite to eat from their tasty food menu with daily deals available and children’s meals from as little as £3.99 including a free Fruit Shoot.

The WonderBar drinks menu includes an extensive range of beers and cocktails. A Happy Hour is available every Sunday to Friday, 5-7pm with selected cocktails for just £3.

Offer: Magic Weekend Ticket Holders can get 2 bottles of Moretti or Heineken for just £6.

Refillable coffees for just 99pm will be available all weekend too.


With Music for the people, food for the soul and Good Times forever, MOJO serves up great original and classic cocktails, beers and Americana food to a soundtrack of great Rock n Roll from the last five decades.

Plus, with shuffleboard tables and beer pong there’s no shortage of fun to be had!

Offer: Magic Weekend ticket holders can enjoy the MOJO £12 Meal Deal (which includes any main and selected drink) and 2-4-£15 cocktails,…


The CTRL Pad is Newcastle’s very own gaming lounge, packed with retro and bang up to date games and setups.

Gamers can enjoy over 200 games going back over 30 years across consoles including Sony PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, GameCube, N64, Snes, Xbox and Sega Dreamcast plus HD Low lag monitors and HDTV’s.

Offer: Magic Weekend Ticket Holders can get 2 hours game time for the price of 1 hour (£5). With a magic weekend ticket.


Just a 5 minute walk from the Fan Zone on Strawberry place, get yourself a 10% discount in-store only when you present your valid Magic Weekend ticket at Firestone Pizza.

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Why not take in a little history during your stay and visit some of the cities most well-known tourist spots. The Newcastle Castle is steeped in history, originally a medieval fort which was built in the twelfth century. The Castle offers an intriguing insight into the history of this famous city and a pretty good view from above.

Another top tourist attraction in the toon is The Great North Museum. Home to artefacts, fossils and galleries, the museum is a fascinating journey through history. There’s fun for all the family with ‘The Mouse House’ for under 5’s as well as regular activities for younger visits. Oh, and it’s free entry!

The Life Science Centre is an award-winning tourist attraction which is a stone throw away from Newcastle Central Station. Another one for the whole family, the centre is home to hands on exhibits as well as eye-catching displays.


In addition to all the diners and restaurants available at The Gate, here is a list of other highly recommended locations that can fill an aching void.

If you fancy feasting on burgers, mac n cheese and other American favourites, Fat Hippo is the place. You can indulge in all your guilty pleasures at Newcastle’s burger institution, with their restaurant located right in the City Centre!

Located in a 13th century medieval friary, Blackfriars lets you enjoy award-winning food whilst immersing yourself in history. Slightly more up-market, the Blackfriars is a terrific spot if you’re looking for something more formal. It’s a real favourite for locals which most would recommend, showcasing a seasonal and local menu bringing out the best of the North East.

The Bridge Tavern offers locally sourced food which includes many classic pub dishes, as well as a Sunday roast to help you finish the weekend. It is also home to a micro-brewery, allowing you to enjoy a pint or two of locally brewed ales. The Bridge Tavern is located under the Tyne Bridge.


Intu Eldon Square is home to over 150 high street shops, specialists’ stores and is Newcastle’s oldest and most famous premium shopping centre. Or, if you’re less interested in the shopping, it’s home to a dedicated food and drink hub, Grey’s Quarter.

Although it’s further afield from the city centre, the Intu Metrocentre is Europe’s largest covered shopping and leisure centre. As well as much-loved brands, the new Platinum Mall brings designer brands to a new setting. The huge shopping and entertainment complex is home to a whole host of shops, restaurants and more!

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