Eurofighter Typhoons will be on standby to enforce a four-mile wide no-fly zone around the stadium, with the 1,550mph aircraft capable of reaching the North East from their bases in Lincolnshire and Fife, Scotland in less than 20 minutes.
The zone will be enforced on July 26 (12.30pm to 9.15pm), July 29 (3pm to 11.45pm), July 31 (12.30pm to 9.15pm), August 1 (12.30pm to 6.30pm), August 3 (12.30pm to 6.30pm), and August 4 (3pm to 9pm) when men’s and women’s teams including Spain, Japan, Mexico and France will take to Newcastle United’s hallowed turf.
Well that makes us feel a lot safer, don't you think?EURO 2012 GROUP STAGES Friday June 8
Poland 1 Greece 1POLAND: Szczesny, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Murawski, Polanski, Blaszczykowski, Obraniak, Rybus (Tyton 69), Lewandowski.Goal: Lewandowski 17.GREECE: Chalkias, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Avraam Papadopoulos (Kyriakos Papadopoulos 36), Holebas, Maniatis, Katsouranis, Karagounis, Ninis (Salpingidis 46), Gekas (Fortounis 68), Samaras.Goal: Salpingidis 51.
Russia 4 Czech Republic 1RUSSIA: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Dzagoev (Kokorin 84), Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 73), Arshavin.Goals: Dzagoev 15, Shirokov 24, Dzagoev 79, Pavlyuchenko 82.CZECH REP: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Hubnik, Sivok, Kadlec, Plasil, Jiracek (Petrzela 75), Pilar, Rosicky, Rezek (Hubschman 46), Baros (Lafata 85).Goal: Pilar 52.Saturday June 9
Holland 0 Denmark 1HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel (Kuyt 84), Heitinga, Vlaar, Willems, Van Bommel, Nigel De Jong (Van der Vaart 71), Robben, Sneijder, Afellay (Huntelaar 71), van Persie.DENMARK: Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Zimling, Rommedahl (Mikkelsen 83), Eriksen (Schone 74), Krohn-Delhi, Bendtner.Goal: Krohn-Delhi 24.
Germany 1 Portugal 0GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller (Bender 90), Ozil (Kroos 87), Podolski, Gomez (Klose 80).Goal: Gomez 72.PORUGAL: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles (Varela 80), Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Postiga (Nelson Oliveira 70), Ronaldo.Sunday June 10
Republic of Ireland 1 Croatia 3 REP IRELAND: Given, O'Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, McGeady (Cox 54), Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle (Walters 53), Keane (Long 75).Goal: St. Ledger 19.CROATIA: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic, Vukojevic, Rakitic (Dujmovic 90), Modric, Perisic (Eduardo 89), Mandzukic, Jelavic (Kranjcar 72).Goals: Mandzukic 3, Jelavic 43, Given 49 og.
Spain 1 Italy 1
SPAIN: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva (Jesus Navas 65), Fabregas (Torres 74), Iniesta.Goal: Fabregas 64.ITALY: Buffon, Chiellini, De Rossi, Bonucci, Giaccherni, Marchisio, Pirlo, Thiago Motta (Nocerino 89), Maggio, Cassano (Giovinco 65), Balotelli (Di Natale 56).Goal: Di Natale 60.Monday June 11
France 1 England 1
FRANCE: Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Evra, Nasri, Cabaye (Ben Arfa 84), Diarra, Malouda (Martin 84), Ribery, Benzema.Goal: Nasri 39.ENGLAND: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker (Henderson 77), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Defoe 77), Young, Welbeck (Walcott 90).Goal: Lescott 30.
Ukraine 2 Sweden 1
UKRAINE: Pyatov, Gusev, Mykhalyk, Khacheridi, Selin, Yarmolenko, Tymoschuk, Konoplianka (Devic 90), Nazarenko, Voronin (Rotan 84), Shevchenko (Milevskiy 81).Goals: Shevchenko 55, 62.SWEDEN: Isaksson, Lustig, Mellberg, Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Elm, Kallstrom, Larsson (Wilhelmsson 69), Ibrahimovic, Toivonen (Svensson 63), Rosenberg (Elmander 71).Goal: Ibrahimovic 52.Tuesday June 12
Greece 1 Czech Republic 2
GREECE: Chalkias (Sifakis 23), Torosidis, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas, Fotakis (Gekas 46), Maniatis, Karagounis, Salpingidis, Samaras, Fortounis (Mitroglou 71).Goal: Gekas 53.CZECH REPUBLIC: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Rosicky (Kolar 46), Pilar, Baros (Pekhart 64), Kolar (Rajtoral 90).Goals: Jiracek 3, Pilar 6.
Poland 1 Russia 1
POLAND: Tyton, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Dudka (Mierzejewski 73), Polanski (Matuszczyk 84), Blaszczykowski, Murawski, Obraniak (Brozek 90), Lewandowski.Goal: Blaszczykowski 57.RUSSIA: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Dzagoev (Izmailov 79), Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 70), Arshavin.Goals: Dzagoev 37.Wednesday June 13 Lviv, Group B: Denmark v Portugal (1700) Kharkiv, Group B: Holland v Germany (1945) Thursday June 14 Poznan, Group C: Italy v Croatia (1700) Gdansk, Group C: Spain v Republic of Ireland (1945) Friday June 15 Donetsk, Group D: Ukraine v France (1700) Kiev, Group D: Sweden v England (1945) Saturday June 16 Wroclaw, Group A: Czech Republic v Poland (1945) Warsaw, Group A: Greece v Russia (1945) Sunday June 17 Kharkiv, Group B: Portugal v Holland (1945) Lviv, Group B: Denmark v Germany (1945) Monday June 18 Gdansk, Group C: Croatia v Spain (1945) Poznan, Group C: Italy v Republic of Ireland (1945) Tuesday June 19 Donetsk, Group D: England v Ukraine (1945) Kiev, Group D: Sweden v France (1945) QUARTER-FINALS Thursday June 21 Warsaw, QF1: Winner A v Runner-up B (1945) Friday June 22 Gdansk, QF2: Winner B v Runner-up A (1945) Saturday June 23 Donetsk, QF3: Winner C v Runner-up D (1945) Sunday June 24 Kiev, QF4: Winner D v Runner-up C (1945) SEMI-FINALS Wednesday June 27 Donetsk, SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF3 (1945) Thursday June 28 Warsaw, SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF4 (1945) FINAL Sunday July 1 Kiev: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 (1945)