The St. James' Park Story

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    "St. James' Park is the oldest football stadium in the North East, football having first played on the turf as early as 1880. The story of the development of Newcastle United's traditional headquarters on the edge of the city centre has been one of much intrigue featuring intense local politics over the years. It has been a talking point in the region for generations, and even at one stage led to words being spoken in the House of Commons. The ground has been the home of three clubs; Newcastle Rangers, Newcastle West End and Newcastle East End who moved to the arena in the summer of 1892 shortly before changing their name to Newcastle United. Situated on a small hill overlooking the city and part of the historic Town Moor owned by the Freemen of the City - which further complicated any development proposals - St James Park is very close to the spot of the city's execution gallows..."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years ago
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