Sports in Newcastle

Discover Newcastle’s legendary selection of sports teams, events and more…

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Experience Sporting Excellence in Newcastle

Home to the internationally renowned football club Newcastle United, as well as both league and union rugby teams, Newcastle is known as a passionate sporting city.

On your next visit, why not take the opportunity to cheer on the Newcastle Falcons in their next championship or venture further afield and experience Durham’s wealth of natural scenery and sporting events?


13th October 2023 - May 2024

The Gallagher Premiership Season Begins!

How better to celebrate the start of the autumn than by experiencing the start of the Gallagher Premiership Season in person?  Taking place at the legendary St James Park arena, top premiership union rugby teams from around the country are set to take part, with pundits predicting great things from Newcastle’s own team.



That’s a wrap on the 2023/2024 football season! With matches paused for the summer, if you missed the chance to watch Newcastle United at St James Park, do not despair the action-packed 2024/2025 season will return this autumn…

Boxing and Martial Arts

From gruelling boxing matches to skilled mixed martial arts competitions, discover an array of sports from our doorstep.

8th of June 2024

Professional Fighter League MMA Europe at Utilita Arena

Watch as the toughest young fighters in the Professional Fighter MMA League go head to head at Utilita Arena, as Savannah Marshall makes a triumphant homecoming to Newcastle.

29th of June 2024

Orca Boxing Championship at Rainton Meadows Arena

Discover the next big thing in boxing at Newcastle’s heavyweight boxing championship at Rainton Meadows Arena.

Marathons & Races


With a selection of great races and marathons to be discovered on our doorstep, join keen fundraisers and enthusiastic runners at one of Newcastle’s exceptional events.

7th July 2024

Countdown to the Run: Sleeperz's Guide to the Great North Run

Newcastle’s Great North Run returns this summer, offering the perfect opportunity to get to know 60,000 locals and global travellers alike, experience warm Geordie hospitality and get to know the ‘toon’ a little better. Supporting a number of charities including the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Guide Dogs, why not get involved or show your support from the sidelines.

14th of July 2024

RunThrough Newcastle Gateshead 10k and Half Marathon

Get outside and raise some money for an incredible cause with the RunThrough Newcastle Gateshead 10Kand Half Marathon. In partnership with Newcastle Frontrunners, our city’s most inclusive running group, walk, jog or sprint through Newcastle’s acclaimed scenery, passing stunning landmarks including the Millennium Bridge.

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