THE pitch at Gateshead has passed a 1pm precautionary inspection and tonight's game will go ahead as planned.
Kick-off is 7.45pm.
Tickets & Travel Information
Gateshead International Stadium
Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF
Main Telephone No: 0191 478 3883
Fax No: 0191 440 0404
The Tynesiders or The Heed
The 11,800 capacity all-seater International Stadium is located in the east of Gateshead near the River Tyne. First built in 1955 it is primarily an athletics stadium that also houses the town's two major sporting clubs; Gateshead Football Club and Gateshead Thunder Rugby League Club.
Town fans will be housed in the East Stand which is on the opposite side to the main stand.
Ticket Prices for this FA Trophy tie:
Under 16's £3
How to get there.
From the South (Quickest route):
At the end of the A1(M) Junction 65, take the A194(M) towards South Shields. At the end of the A194(M) take the A184 towards Gateshead. The stadium is situated three miles further along this road on the right hand side.
From the South (Taking in the Angel of the North):
Leave the A1 at the A167 turn off and take the A167 towards Gateshead South. You will pass the Angel of the North on your left hand side. On reaching the large roundabout at the junction with the A184, turn right onto the A184 itself. The stadium is further down the A184 on the left hand side.
There are three free of charge car parks on the stadium site.
The stadium has its own Metro stop called Gateshead Stadium, which is a five minute walk away. This stop is around a ten minute journey away from Newcastle Central railway station, which is also the nearest mainline station.
Please note: The tie will go to extra time and penalties if required.