St James’ Park is a large, fully seated stadium in Newcastle. The stadium is home to Newcastle United Football Club and boasts a capacity of 52,387, making it the fourth largest football stadium in England.
The oldest football stadium in the North East, football has been played on the pitch at St James Park since 1880. Following the unification of Newcastle East End Football Club and Newcastle West End Football Club, the newly formed Newcastle United first played on the pitch in 1892.
In 1898, Newcastle United were promoted to the First Division and decided to make an effort to develop their stadium. The pitch was in a terrible state, so it was leveled and relayed and a stand was also built, which brought the capacity up to 30,000. Just five years later, the team were still going strong and they decided to expand their home further. A large new stand was erected, along with some terraces that doubled the stadiums capacity. The stadium even gained a swimming pool for the players and when the improvements were unveiled in 1905, the stadium was classed as the best of the country.
The oldest football stadium in the North East, football has been played on...