From time to time, Sassco played at Gateshead, which at that time was one of the only full size pitches in the region with 11-a-side goals accessible during pre-season. As you can see from the photo, the location of the Field Turf ground is located to the bottom right of the Stadium, next to Car Park 3. Everything is clearly signposted.

Gateshead International Gateshead International Stadium
Neilson Road
NE10 0EF
Tel: 0191 433 5700
Fax: 0191 433 5706 Minicom: 0191 478 1669 

Gateshead International Stadium has a regional, national and international reputation for hosting some of the UK’s top sporting events. Providing superb training facilities for talented athletes, sports clubs and the local community, the stadium is a first-rate sports centre, which is accessible to all.

As well as many sporting clubs, Gateshead International Stadium is home to Gateshead College Sports Academies and The English Institute of Sport, North East.

The Stadium plays host to major events such as international athletics and music concerts, local activities such as club fixtures and exhibitions as well as running various holiday programmes and sports camps.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am to 7.30pm

Facilities include:

  • Main Arena – 8 lane tartan track
  • Centre Field
  • Lower Field – floodlit ATP
  • Outdoor floodlit pitches
  • Outdoor floodlit athletics throws area
  • Sports hall
  • Fitness room
  • Athletics Training Hall including specialist athlete training facilities
  • Lounge Bar (Open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm)
  • Room Hire and Catering
  • Activities
  • Sports
  • Children’s activities and parties
  • Health and Fitness classes
  • Events