Newcastle welcome SAUDIA as sponsor

Newcastle United have partnered with Saudi Arabia’s national airline carrier, SAUDIA, as they visit the country this winter.

The Magpies are set to visit Saudi and formally meet the club’s ownership during the World Cup break in club action.

Earlier this month, SAUDIA staff were spotted on the Millennium Bridge and outside St James’ Park.

Now the move has been made official.

“Whilst Newcastle United is on an exciting and ambitious journey to grow our global reach and fanbase, we are also very focussed on growing our fan base and following in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East,” Newcastle’s Chief Commercial Officer Peter Silverstone said after the deal was announced.

“Our ambition is to become the most supported English Premier League football team in Saudi Arabia; a country whose population includes a large, young, passionate and highly engaged football community.

“We are delighted to partner with SAUDIA as our official tour airline partner, and we look forward to working with them during our trip to Riyadh and for the remainder of the 2022/23 English Premier League Season.”