Home of Gateshead FC

Opened 1955

Capacity 11,800

Rating: 4.3

(158) Google Reviews

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.
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2 months 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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7 months ago
Nice stadium but the track puts you a bit far. Lovely staff and stewards. Wish it was more open for walking around outside.
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7 months ago
Nice stadium, friendly staff and a great football team!
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6 months 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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