Newcastle Falcons will trade stadiums for "The Big One" next year and play at Kingston Park instead of St James Park.

The club is aiming to sell-out the event, with 10,000 seats available for their Championship game against Ealing on Saturday 28 March 2020.

The game will kick off at 5:30 pm and details of a special fan zone will be announced in due course.

Explaining the decision not to take the game to St James’ Park, executive director Mick Hogan said:

We have enjoyed two fabulous occasions there over the past two years, but given the fact we are in the Championship this season we felt it was more suitable to make the Big One a major rugby occasion at Kingston Park Stadium.

Executive Director Mick Hogan
Dean Richards says the event is shaping up to be a Credit: PA

Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said:

We all know what a fantastic atmosphere is produced at a packed-out Kingston Park, and with the support of the local rugby community plus all the extras going on here The Big One is shaping up to be a great occasion.

Director, Dean Richards

Hogan added the move "by no means" signals an end to the club's aspirations of returning to venues like St James’ Park.

The club also confirmed that for Newcastle Falcons season ticket members, this game is already included in their 2019-20 package.