St James’ Park is the home of Newcastle United Football Club. With a capacity of 52,405, the ground currently hosts Super League’s Magic Weekend.
The stadium’s location is close to the city centre, 500 metres roughly north of Central Station, the main railway station of the city. It is bordered by Strawberry Place behind the Gallowgate, Barrack Road in front of the main entrance, a car park to the north and Leazes Terrace to the East. Further south is St James station, a terminus station of the Tyne and Wear Metro line to the east, although the main Metro interchange strange, Monument station, is situated 250 m to the east.
Having hosted Super League’s Magic Weekend in both 2015 and 2016, the event has been considered a huge success on both occasions in the North East. The RFL has confirmed that the Magic Weekend will return to St James’ Park in 2017.