Tickets for the dinner are now on sale for what promises to be an entertaining prelude to the game the following day when the Entertainers, managed by Alan Shearer; with Les Ferdinand alongside him in the dugout, put on their boots to face a Manchester United select XI led by former MUFC and NUFC midfielder Keith Gillespie.
The Dinner takes place in the Bamburgh Suite at St James’ Park with the doors opening at 7pm. Tickets for the dinner cost £50 and are available now at www.newcastlelegends.com or by calling 0191 2299632. Entry only tickets are also available for £25.
Players committed to lining up for Newcastle United so far are Tino Asprilla, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Rob Lee, Brian Kilcline, Ruel Fox, Olivier Bernard, Darren Peacock, Scott Sellars, Paul Kitson. Steve Watson, Alan Thompson, Temuri Ketsbia, and Paul Robinson.
Players lining up alongside Gillespie for the MUFC XI include David May
Paul Ince Lee Martin Clayton Blackmore Jesper Blomqvist and Ronny Johnsen; with Mark “Bez” Berry from the Happy Mondays rumoured to be popping along to keep the lads entertained with a bit of dancing and shaking of his Maracas!
Additions to both squads will be announced as players clear their diaries and join what will certainly be a historic weekend
Tickets for the game itself, which kicks off at 1:30pm (gates open at noon) are available now priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children; corporate packages are also available.
You can purchase tickets from www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk and the ticket hotline of 0871 226 6060. For corporate packages telephone 0191 214 2892.