Organisations involved in planning Newcastle's role in the Rugby World Cup say the tournament should leave a lasting legacy for the entire North East.
An estimated one hundred thousand visitors were in the city on Saturday for the last of three matches at St James' Park.
Many of the those who came were from overseas, and the hope is that they will return to Newcastle in the future.
Newcastle Falcons managing director, Mick Hogan told ITV Tyne Tees he believes the tournament will be good for the game of rugby in this region.
For the sport, we hope to see more spectators getting involved, more players, more coaches and more referees. From a city point of view, I think it will have a massive legacy as well."
The Magpies have moved to allay any worries about the pitch at St James' Park following the Rugby World Cup matches.
Officers have thanked rugby fans from across the world and local people after Newcastle successfully hosted three World Cup matches.
Scotland are into the World Cup quarter-finals, but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle.