Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How a New St James' Might Have Looked

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How a New St James' Might Have Looked

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Byline: NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON recalls the people and places of the North East EMAIL: david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, Nostalgia Editor, The Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED @DaveSMorton Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales NOSTALGIA DAVE -0191 2016000

IF the story of Newcastle United on the pitch has had its many ups and downs, so has the story of St James' Park.

Today the stadium is one of the finest in Britain - and indeed Europe - but that wasn't always the case.

Up until 1972, there were only 4,500 seats in a near-60,000 ground. Half of the stadium was unroofed, and the bulk of supporters stood.

And the grand 1906-built Edwardian West Stand was in rather less than grand shape when it was finally pulled down and replaced in 1987 in the wake of the Bradford City fire disaster.

By that time, St James' Park was a hotch-potch of different stands and terraces.

It wasn't until the mid to late-1990s that the stadium as we know it today came into being. …

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