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Cochrane Park, located at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is the principal competitive venue for football, rugby and cricket at Newcastle University. It has three county standard football pitches, three county standard rugby pitches, a cricket square, a lacrosse pitch and five tennis courts. The site also offers a pavilion with team changing facilities, function suite and bar facilities. Newcastle University has been named as an official Games-Time Training Venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the University's Cochrane Park sports ground will be a dedicated football training venue for the Games in July 2012.
The area around the Cochrane Park sports ground is also widely known as Cochrane Park and is home to Newcastle University's residential facility called Henderson Hall and the Coach Lane Campus of Northumbria University. It consists of many streets such as Hilden Gardens and Vancouver Drive, opposite the Lochside Public House. It is known as a middle class area. It borders High Heaton, and has local walkways which link it to Paddie Freemans Park and Victoria Glade Park.
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