Cochrane Park

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Cochrane Park
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Cochrane Park
Location within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ274669
  London 242 miles (389 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE7
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
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Tyne and Wear
54°59′49″N1°34′23″W / 54.997°N 1.573°W / 54.997; -1.573 Coordinates: 54°59′49″N1°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 [3] and the Coach Lane Campus of Northumbria University and Roy Haygarth. It consists of many streets such as Felixstowe Drive, Cochrane Park Avenue, Bretton 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 Paddy Freemans Park and Victoria Glade Park.

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)