Gateshead International Stadium is a multi-purpose venue with a capacity of around 11,800, the third largest venue in Tyne and Wear. The stadium is generally used for athletics but has also hosted concerts for well-known artists such as The Police and Bon Jovi. Located just a five-minute drive from Gateshead city centre (and 10 minutes from Newcastle-upon-Tyne), the stadium is easy to reach by car, metro or bus. Sports fans or gig-goers will find hotels and serviced apartments to suit all budgets in Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Hotels near Gateshead International Stadium
Whether you prefer the cosy surroundings of an independent hotel or the amenities on offer at a larger chain hotel, Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne both have plenty of hotels to choose from. Most offer free self-parking, so it's up to you whether to drive to the stadium or take public transport. Smaller hotels still provide amenities such as free WiFi and coffee makers in guest rooms, but if you're visiting the area with a group of friends, booking a serviced apartment gives you freedom to come and go as you please - plus you'll have a fully-equipped kitchen with plenty of space for some drinks in the fridge!
Attractions for Sports Fans in Newcastle and Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium is the home of Gateshead Football Club, as well as Gateshead Thunder (rugby) and the Gateshead Harriers (athletic club). Sports fans will find plenty of opportunity to see their team play, whether that's at Sunderland's Stadium of Light or St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United. If you'd prefer a round of golf to watching the football, there are plenty of renowned golf clubs to choose from, including Newcastle, Gosforth Park and Bedlington. Free parking at your hotel means you can load the car up with all your golfing gear without worrying about finding a parking space.
Hotels for Sports Fans in the North-East
After a day of playing or watching sports, you might just feel like catching a game on the TV - luckily most hotels in the area have flat-screen TVs in guest rooms, with satellite channels. Or perhaps you'd prefer to relax with a swim or a massage? Spa hotels in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne have indoor pools and full-service spas where you can ease sore muscles with a relaxing massage.