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18th May 2018, 10:20 | magic_weekend

Dacia Magic Weekend: Fan Guide

Dacia Magic Weekend: Fan Guide

Everything you need to know if you're going to Dacia Magic Weekend

It’s just a few days until the Betfred Super League’s biggest party heads to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park for the Dacia Magic Weekend. We’ve pulled together a guide to help you make the most of the weekend.

WHO’S PLAYING WHEN?

Saturday May 19

12.45 – Toronto Wolfpack v Toulouse Olympique XIII

15.00 – Widnes Vikings v St Helens

17.15 – Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

19.30 – Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos

Sunday May 20

13.00 – Salford Red Devils v Catalans Dragons

15.15 – Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants

17.30 – Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC

TICKET OFFICE AND TICKET QUERIES

The matchday ticket office, located in the Milburn Stand, will be open on both days:

Saturday 10:30 - 20:00 

Sunday 10:30 - 18:00

Any customer enquiries, prepaid ticket collections or in person ticket purchases will be possible on match day in the ticket office from 10:30 until 20:00 on Saturday 19th May and from 10:30 until 18:00 on Sunday 20th May.

Turnstiles will be open at approximately 12:15 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday.

For more information about ticketing and seating inside the stadium, CLICK HERE.

FANZONE

The ever-popular Fanzone will once again be open to the South of the Stadium, opposite the Sandman hotel.

The Fan Zone opening times are: Saturday 11am – 6:30pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm

There will be loads of fun activities to get involved in, to get you ready for the red-hot Super League action: 

  • Dacia will be joined by ambassadors Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Kylie Leuluai to put fans through their paces by testing reactions with their ‘catch me quick’ game.
  • Batchelors will unveil their brand-new passing game alongside popular High Striker game, to challenge fans accuracy and strength.
  • Northern will be sorting the wheat from the chaff with their nerve-jangling Buzz Wire game.
  • Patient Claim Line will place fans in the shoes of the referee to see if they can cut it at the top level, with the decision-making game and all new spinning wheel.
  • ManVan will be offering free drinks, haircuts and beard trims exclusively to Our League members, as well as advice on dealing with mental health issues.
  • Sky Sports FanVan - Scott Quinnell is travelling around Europe in his Sky Sports FanVan motorhome and is bringing it to Magic Weekend to meet and talk rugby with fans on Saturday 19th May.

The Fan Zone will also be welcoming a Dacia Magic Weekend merchandise unit and stalls from RL Cares, Odd Balls, Newcastle Thunder, Rhino Rugby League and many more.

The Fan Zone stage will once again be hosted by Alex Simmons from RugbyAM.

OFFERS FOR OUR LEAGUE MEMBERS 

We've got some great deals on food and drink, exclusively for Our League members attending Dacia Magic Weekend.

At St James' Park, you'll be able to get 5% off all food and beverage purchases in the stadium concourses by showing your Our League app.

Download the Our League app for FREE on Apple iOS here and Android here

We've also teamed up with NE1 to offer our members some top offers in selected bars & restaurants around the city. To see where and how you can get these discounts, check out the Our League app now. Not already an Our League member? sign up for free now here

HALF TIME ENTERTAINMENT

As always, there will be loads of entertainment inside the stadium! In between watching some of the greatest Rugby League action on the planet, there will be plenty of fun for all the fans:

  • Dacia will be inviting fans on to the field to take on the Dacia #Flairplay ‘Flick and Kick’ trick each day with the chance to win a hospitality experience at the Betfred Super League Grand Final
  • Batchelors are bringing back the ever popular space-hopper derby before the first and second game each day, so get your bouncing shoes on as we'll be selecting a few fans to take part.
  • Children from the SkyTry programme will get the chance to play on the St James' Park turf at half-time in each match
  • Delta Radio will be playing some of the biggest and best covers to keep the crowd dancing inside the stadium. 

HOW TO GET THERE

St James’ Park is easily accessible on foot from Newcastle city centre, just a 10-minute walk from the Central Station. The postcode for the stadium is NE1 4ST.

St James’ Park also has its own station on the Tyne & Wear metro network and is just a two minute from the stadium.

For more detailed information on travelling to the stadium by foot, car, metro, train and bus, see Newcastle United’s guide to accessing the stadium

Tickets for the Dacia Magic Weekend at St James' Park, Newcastle on May 19 & 20 are available now from rugby-league.com with prices starting at just £12.50 for day tickets and £20 for weekend tickets. Super League season ticket holders can get 50% off tickets by purchasing direct from their club.