Cochrane Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cochrane Park
Cochrane Park is located in Tyne and Wear
Cochrane Park
Cochrane Park
Cochrane Park shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ274669
• London 242 miles (389 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE2
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and WearCoordinates: 54°59′49″N 1°34′23″W / 54.997°N 1.573°W / 54.997; -1.573

Cochrane Park, located at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is the principal competitive venue for football, rugby and cricket at Newcastle University.[1] 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 was an official Games-Time Training Venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the University's Cochrane Park sports ground was a dedicated football training venue for the Games in July 2012.[2]

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 Felixstowe Drive 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.

References[edit]