Home of Gateshead FC

Opened 1955

Capacity 11,800

Rating: 4.3

(174) Google Reviews

A great football club with a good stadium. It's very nice to see a football club that has a car park which is free for the fans to park. Was super easy to find a space and easy to get out. Atmosphere was very good, loud passionate fans. Also surprised by the quality of the play from Gateshead players. Me and my friend travel across the UK watching random football matches and this was an excellent place to go and team to watch.
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5 months ago
The atmosphere was fantastic at this stadium! A fantastic place to park your car and watch the game with up-to-date facilities. A bit of a strange club shop, with a table co-ordinated inside the gym foyer with limited choice on products. The ground is huge, which baffles me slightly, as they only use a third of the stadiums seating? You’re also a long way from the pitch, with a running track around the outside of the main football pitch. The Gateshead fans didn’t stop chanting for the full 90 minutes, and it gave a really enjoyable atmosphere to the entire game. It gets cold in the stand though, as you get no sun on it, and if there’s a wind like there was when I went, it’s freezing. Food was alright, toilets and facilities were good.
Gateshead fc should and deserve a proper football ground , its not bad but the running track puts me off for it to be a proper football ground
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a month ago
National League North champions 2022. Great local club with an excellent ground and set-up. Great atmosphere from the singing corner. Wor club!
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a year ago
Brilliant place going today, to see the football game great team. If you can't get tickets, for Newcastle game take the kids it's free
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a month ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The stadium was briefly used by former Football League members Gateshead A.F.C. after leaving Redheugh Park in 1973, but the club went bust later in the year.[74] The following year South Shields football club relocated to Gateshead and were renamed Gateshead United; they played at the Gateshead Stadium from 1974 to 1977 when it folded and Gateshead F.C. was formed.[75]

Gateshead F.C. have been tenants since their formation in 1977.
[75] In May 2008 Gateshead hosted Buxton in a promotion play-off and won 2–0 in front of 1,402 spectators, the largest crowd to watch the club at the ground in 14 years.[76] That record was broken a year later when 4,121 saw Gateshead defeat Telford United 2–0 on 9 May 2009 to win promotion to the Conference Premier league.[77] The current record attendance for a competitive fixture stands at 8,144, set on 4 May 2014 when Gateshead played host to Grimsby Town in the second leg of the Conference Premier play-off semi-final.[78] Gateshead won 3-1 to progress to the final at Wembley Stadium where they were beaten 2-1 by Cambridge United. The defeat consigned the club to a 55th consecutive season outside the Football League.[79] Gateshead F.C. continue to play at Gateshead Stadium but, according to North East Life magazine, it is "a fine but inappropriate stadium ... as a football ground it can be a soulless home".[80] In 2009, chairman Graham Wood unveiled plans to move to a new, purpose-built 9,000 capacity ground on Prince Consort Road in the centre of Gateshead.[81] Detailed proposals were published soon after,[82] and Wood told local media in 2012 that he expects the move to increase crowds and alleviate the financial constraints on him as he continues to bankroll the club; it is estimated that crowds would need to reach 3,000 regularly for the club to operate profitably from Gateshead Stadium.[83] According to the original proposal, the stadium was expected to be ready for the 2012–13 season, but financing has been difficult and the proposed move is now on hold.[84][85]

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