New images arrive from St James’ Park as more Sports Direct signs come down – Photos

It was confirmed on Monday that the Sports Direct signs at St James’ Park were finally coming down.

The huge one under the big screen – in the corner of the Leazes End – was the first to go, and new pictures have now arrived of two more areas being stripped of those hideous red and blue letters.

Fans walking through the concourse this morning have revealed that the Milburn reception no longer has that massive Sports Direct sign at the top of the glass window.

Elsewhere, pictures have also emerged of the East Stand – where the giant letters either side of ‘Newcastle United’ are in the process of being removed.

See both images below:

All sign are expected to be gone by the time we host Manchester City on December 19th, while Sports Direct has also been erased from the official partners list on the clubs website.

Mike Ashley may be gone, but the existence of his pride and joy all around the ground hung about like a bad smell.

It may seem like nothing to those on the outside looking in, yet this really does signal the end of a truly miserable era – and the beginning of an exciting new one at St James’ Park!

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

One thought on “New images arrive from St James’ Park as more Sports Direct signs come down – Photos

  1. Great to see these tatty signs being removed but the stadium is going to look a little bare and delapidated without adornments. I wonder if the consortium already have ideas about what to show and replace and how to improve the visual aspect of the ground before talks begin later, in earnest, as to the future of the stadium whether it should be demolished and rebuilt or a new one erected elsewhere. Some of the stadia in Saudi Arabia are out of this world.
    A new giant top of the range TV screen would be a good start instead of that 55inch job currently hiding in the Leazes End.


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