Sports Café has taken its estate up to seven sites with the opening of a venue in Newcastle. The 990 capacity venue in Grainger Street features five bars and is licensed to 2am. Bill Balkou, the chief executive of Sports Café Holdings, said: "We are delighted with this latest addition to our expanding Sports Cafe estate. "Newcastle is another prime location for the expansion of the Sports Cafe brand and follows on from our successful opening of Liverpool earlier in the year." The group’s other sites are in London, Birmingham and Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and Liverpool. A venue in Cardiff is also currently in development.