St. James’ Park
|14 844 (Milburn Stand)|
|5 240 (East Stand)|
|10 156 (Sir John Hall Stand)|
|7 241 (Sir John Hall West Corner)|
|1 883 (Sir John Hall East Corner)|
|12 043 (South Stand (Newcastle Brown Stand))|
|782 (Family Enclosure)|
|Clubs||Newcastle United FC|
|Record attendance||68 386 (Newcastle - Chelsea, 03.10.1930)|
|Address||St. James' Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4ST|
Description: St. James’ Park
The oldest existing stadium in North-Eastern England and at the same time one of the most characteristic football grounds in the world. Since 1880 it's been home to football, but only since 1892 also to Newcastle United, who then played in red-white outfits, contrary to current black-white colours. Already in 1905 it had the capacity of 60,000 people, mostly thanks to the stands having standing room. In the next 90 years it has changed several times, achieving an all-seating capacity of 36,610 in 1993.
Its current, unique shape is the effect of local conditions. The club was seeking permission to build a brand new ground nearby, but that proposition was widely protested by residents. Having no better alternative, „Magpies” decided to redevelop current stands, building an extra tier over two of them and one corner. This made one part of the stadium significantly larger than the rest. Thanks to this asymmetrical expansion it now boasts Europe's largest centilever roof over the higher part of the stands.
Safe standing: Government to rethink all-seating
By all means the debate was predictable, but that's fine, we'll take it. The most important thing is: British authorities will review the all-seater rule, which officially opens the case for legal standing in top leagues of England and Wales.
England: Supporters force parliament to debate safe standing!
It took only several days of momentum to reach immense support of 100,000 British citizens and thus force the British government to officially debate safe standing in Premier League and Championship.
England: How much are PL naming rights worth?
To secure a naming rights deal in Premier League you only need £300,000 per year. But to buy the most expensive name it's 87 times that amount! Here's the latest valuation by Duff & Phelps.
New design: The Newcastle stadium that never was
It was exactly 20 years ago when Newcastle United filed their planning application. They wanted a 55-70,000 capacity stadium just a stone’s throw from St. James’ Park. But it never happened.
Poker tour of stadiums
Sports teams do it, rock bands do it- and even many of the world’s top poker players do it too. In recent years there has been a growing trend to hold big tournaments at some of the most iconic sports stadiums around the UK.
New list: These 20 clubs draw biggest crowds
Only six countries have any representation in this ranking. Here is the elite list of clubs that manage to draw 46,000 people or more every single game!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
Premier League: Most clubs ‘inflate’ attendances
Here’s another argument for fans claiming there’s something wrong with the game in England. Arsenal alone inflated its attendance for 2013/14 by almost 174,000 fans compared to actual numbers.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
England: Fans to protest ticket prices again
On August 14 supporters from across England will demonstrate in London, showing their outrage with pricing policies at Premier League clubs. Some season tickets have risen by 30-40% for the upcoming season and only Manchester City offers any season ticket below £300.
England: Premier League stadiums not fit for disabled fans
Only 3 of the 20 Premier League grounds meet all guidelines in terms of accessibility. World's richest league made little progress despite current guidelines being 10 years old.
Newcastle: Owner to block St. James' Park expansion?
Mike Ashley again comes under fire as supporters reveal he ordered the sale of Strawberry Place lease for proivate development. The site is Newcastle United's only option of expanding St. James Park further.
London: Supporters protest against ticket (over)pricing
Average price of the cheapest season ticket for 2013/14 Premier League grew once again and stands at over £500. Overall, entry fees have gone up by whopping 718% since 1989, when the reform of English football began ahead of Premier League’s establishment.
Newcastle: Large Sports Direct logo to be gone by 2013/14
Newcastle United announced today that large logo of Sports Direct will be removed from south end's roof ahead of the upcoming season. Many fans are enthusiastic to see what the club call “returning the stadium to fans”.
England: 2015 Rugby World Cup venues revealed
Only 4 of the 13 stadia are actually used for rugby and only two by rugby clubs. Most of the venues are primarily football grounds, but limiting the selection only to rugby stadiums would decrease overall capacity very significantly. Meanwhile the tournament is to be a real showcase…
Technology: Premier League to introduce goal-line system
The Premier League has confirmed that goal-line technology will be in place for the start of the 2013-14 season. FIFA has already said that goal-line technology will be used at this year’s Confederations Cup and the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Report by FSF.org.uk.
England: Nationwide campaign to cap away ticket prices under way
It seems recent rejection of away tickets by Manchester City has been a strong signal that change is needed. Largest fan associations in England announced they will soon launch a campaign to cap ticket prices.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
Newcastle: Historical name returns, down with Sports Direct Arena
Who would have thought that supporters will win their beloved name St. James’ Park by a naming rights deal? New 4-year contract with Wonga guarantees that the ground will return to its 120-year-old name. BBC reports.