Newcastle Will Find It Hot And Humid This Summer

We’re surprised Newcastle have said anything about this summer’s planned tour, before we are safe in the Premier League, but it looks like they are coming over here to the US again,  for the second time in four years and will participate in a six team tournament in Dallas, Texas, with Swansea City also being part of the tournament.

Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl in Dallas

The last time Newcastle were over here they went to Kansas City, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio and Miami, Florida – and were surprised that it was  hot and humid – and that they had some big distances to travel.

But America’s a huge place and the weather is very hot and humid in the summer – especially in July.

And it will not only be hot in July in Dallas but it will also be extremely humid, so the players will need to drink plenty of liquids when they are training and playing.

Here is a graph of the average high and low temperatures for Dallas in July.

weather in july dallas texas

There has been no official word from Newcastle United, but news has been leaked over here in the states.

It looks like there will be six teams and they will be Newcastle United, Lyon (France), Pachuca (Mexico), Swansea (Wales), Malaga (Spain) and Raja Casablanca (Morocco) and the tournament will take place fairly early in the summer – from July 9th through July 19th.

According to the news in the US, the games will be played at the famous Cotton Bowl in Dallas (capacity 92,100) and the Toyota Stadium (capacity 21,100), the home of Dallas FC.

The Cotton Bowl used to be the venue for the annual College Football Bowl game known as the Cotton Bowl Classic, which is how it got its name.

But in January of 2010, the game was moved to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington – now called the AT&T Stadium, which has a retractable roof – but sits only 80,000 and cost only $1.2B to build.

And as you know just about everything is bigger in Texas.


It looks like Newcastle are in Group A with Lyon and Raja Casablanca.

It’s going to be a hot and humid summer for Newcastle United that’s for sure – always assuming the news is accurate – but it looks like it is.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #1

    {makes a note that a not much has changed re social interaction in the past few month} 😀

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Alright Marcus

    How’s you?

  • Markaccus

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #3


    I’m fine cheers. Working hard. Hence my limited appearance here 😀

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Aparently ‘basta’ in Italian means ‘enough’ and that is what Milan fans think of their club:

  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Really who cares about a pre season tour????
    I am guessing there is no chance we might still get De Boer as manager??

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #6

    OP posts a link and leaves a one liner:

    “I think this sums up the mood/feelings off a lot of fans.”

    Is that opinion stated as fact? Or does it make it okay if you prefix the phrase “I think” with every comment? Is that whay you want? I think …, I think …, I think …? Why can’t you take it as read that when someone posts a sentence, it is them posting their opinion. They wouldn’t be posting it at all if they didn’t think it. Unless someone says “…and this is a fact” how can you criticise them?

    You have the same problem as Ciaran. You can’t accept anyone disagreeing with you. You feel threatened if someone wants to argue against you. Like Ciaran, you have limited strategies to deal with it. You will make some pedantic, obtuse point, raise a doppelgangers alert, use abuse, as I see you have just done, or run away.

    Its a pity that the better posters have to deal continually with stupid points of order from overly sensitive and paranoid individuals rather than talk sensibly about football.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 30, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Is the grass in the USA any safer than the grass in the UK ?
    as we just don’t want anymore injuries
    is it the same colour ?
    will it look good on TV ?
    will our players know how to run on it ?


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