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Newcastle fans in Paris: Matchday guide to PSG Parc des Princes

Newcastle fans in Paris travel across the English Channel to see their side's crunch UEFA Champions League fixture against PSG.

The Magpies started strongly in Group F but back-to-back losses against Borussia Dortmund have left them bottom of the group and in need of a win in Paris on Tuesday night. PSG are second in the group as things stand but a loss to Newcastle could see them head into the final group matchday rock bottom. For Newcastle fans heading to the Parc des Princes, here is everything you need to know.

Newcastle fans in Paris matchday guide
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How many Newcastle fans are going to Paris

Newcastle United were only given an allocation of 2,000 tickets by PSG for the match and all tickets have been sold out. However, many ticketless Newcastle fans are expected to make the journey over to Paris given how short the journey is and how easily accessible it is.

The club did apply to UEFA for a larger allocation as 2,000 falls 400 tickets short of the 5% minimum that clubs are meant to offer away fans in European competition, but UEFA declined to intervene.

Newcastle fans have already experienced trips to Milan and Dortmund this season and have made sure they've enjoyed themselves. In Milan, supporters were pictured jumping into canals and belly-sliding through puddles while as many as 10,000 of them travelled over to Dortmund.

Where do the Newcastle fans sit in the Parc des Princes

Newcastle fans will be situated in the north-west corner of the Parc des Princes. The away end is spread over two tiers and is sandwiched between Tribune Auteuil and She Presidential Stand. Supporters will be surrounded by netting on both sides of the away end to protect them from objects thrown from the home end and to prevent objects being thrown the other way.

Full fans’ matchday guide for PSG vs Newcastle

As with any capital city, Paris is a huge place with nice areas and places to avoid. On matchday, this is even more amplified. Find below information on where Newcastle fans should look to eat, drink and avoid in the build-up to kick-off at the Parc des Princes.

Where to drink and eat in Paris
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Where to eat and drink for Newcastle fans in Paris

Paris can be quite a pricey city for food and drink, however, there is one area in the city where you will find cheaper offerings. The Latin Quarter, which is found in the 5th and 6th arrondissement of Paris, has many small bars and restaurants that will be welcoming to Newcastle fans providing they behave appropriately.

On the other side of the coin, Newcastle have advised fans to void the Auteuil suburb of Paris and to generally be aware of pickpockets and thieves in the city. Three bars that Newcastle fans should head to in Paris are:

  • The Hideout – 75010 Paris, 8 boulevard de Denain
  • The Auld Alliance – 75004 Paris, 80 rue François Miron
  • The French Flair – 75009 Paris, 75 bis boulevard de Clichy

How to get to Parc des Princes: Guide for Newcastle fans in Paris

Newcastle fans should make their way to the Parc des Princes in plenty of time before kick-off with the club advising all ticket holders to arrive at the stadium an hour beforehand.

The easiest way to get to the stadium from the city centre is to take metro line nine to Porte de Saint-Cloud. Once you get off the metro, take a five-minute walk down the Route de la Reina which will lead you to the entrance to the away end at the Parc des Princes.

Fans should avoid metro line 10 at all costs as this would mean them leaving the metro at Auteuli to get to the stadium. This is an area away fans are strongly advised to avoid, particularly if they are wearing colours. Metro tickets can be purchased at each station across the city.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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