One of the most prestigious venues for greyhound racing in the north of England, Newcastle Stadium is situated on The Fossway, Byker in Newcastle. In addition to greyhound racing, the venue also doubles as a motorcycle speedway stadium. Formerly known as Brough Park, the stadium was renamed in 2007 following a rebrand which included a full scale renovation and in turn, a whole host of high level competitions and an improvement in the standard of dogs competing at the track.
Fixtures take place at Newcastle on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday making it one of the busiest greyhound racing venues in the country. Some online casinos would see less action than Newcastle on a good week, and they are open 24/7! Newcastle Stadium is home to some of the most prestigious competitions in the greyhound racing calendar including the All England Cup, as well as the Northern Flat.
As far as hospitality is concerned, greyhound racing patrons has a variety of options at The Fossway track. Newcastle’s Trackside Restaurant can seat a total of 126 diners at any one time and offers a wide variety of meal choices at very reasonable prices. Newcastle have a number of deals available for visitors to the track including The Winning Deal. For just £16, greyhound racing punters are able to enjoy admission to the track, a printed race card, two promotional drinks as well as a hotdog and chips. This is incredible value for money.
Whether you are a greyhound racing fan or not, Newcastle Stadium is still a great night out. The venue even has its very own function room which can be hired by the general public for birthdays, engagements, christenings and anniversaries. This spacious room has has its very own licensed bar as well as a dance floor.
Since Arena Racing Company acquired Newcastle dog track from William Hill in 2017, the stadium has gone from strength to strength. Not that bookmaker William Hill were doing anything wrong during their tenure, but ARC have taken things to the next level. It is crucial for the sport that there are modern suitable venues for racing to take place. Newcastle certainly fits the bill.