Gateshead International Stadium has been at the forefront of international athletics and sport for over 50 years.
To ensure the facilities on offer continue to meet the needs of the local community, national and international events, Gateshead Council have made major improvements to Gateshead International Stadium.
* The East Stand brought under cover
* Improved toilets and new refreshment kiosks in the East Stand
* Improved access to the stands for wheelchair users
* New event management, media and hospitality facilities
* New reception, catering and toilet facilities
* Improved changing rooms
The works to cover the East stand, improve toilets, add new refreshment kiosks and improve wheelchair access began in March 2010 and were completed in July 2010. The new build and refurbishment aspects started in September 2010 and were completed in August 2011.
To see the stadium redevelopment come to life in this video CLICK HERE
Gateshead International Stadium has been home to Gateshead Thunder since the club was formed in 1999.
Gateshead International Stadium is a multi-use sports stadium in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The stadium is also home to several other teams, namely Gateshead FC, Gateshead Harriers AAC and Gateshead Senators American Football. It has also held a number of international rugby league matches.
The stadium has a capacity of 11,800, all seated. Both the Tyne and Wear County Stand and East Stand are covered, and the Tyne and Wear County Stand holds 3,300 people. This is the only stand used for most rugby and football matches.
The stadium is also the site of Gateshead College's Academy for Sport.
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.
ADDRESS - Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF
TELEPHONE - 0191 433 5700