Are stadium expansion rumours true

Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by Koby7STAR, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Koby7STAR

    Koby7STAR Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    I read a link recently (will post soon) that Newcastle United had plans to expand the stadium from their current (think it's 54,000) to around 61,000.
    The stands are the ones that were last expanded( the really tall ones.
  2. Koby7STAR

    Koby7STAR Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    a quote-'Newcastle United has announced plans for the £300m redevelopment of St James' Park football stadium, including a rise in capacity to 60,000, a hotel, a conference centre and apartments. '
  3. Trackman20

    Trackman20 Member

    May 14, 2003
    New York City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those plans were set forth before the new ownership took over. I'm not sure if they are still out there or not, but I would assume since we haven't heard otherwise, it is still in the works.
  4. toon_soldier_86

    toon_soldier_86 New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Northern Ireland
    i think with arsenal's new stadium, liverpool and everton planning on building new stadiums it is nessisary for SJP to hold 60,000 especially with old traford at 75,000.
  5. Koby7STAR

    Koby7STAR Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    just imagine if the whole stadium was carried around fully making the stadium complete- it would be breathtaking and possibly one of the best in the world.

    How much capacity would the stadium hold then.
  6. pedro111

    pedro111 New Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Newcastle Upon Tyne

    It would hold somewhere in the region of 80,000.
  7. Koby7STAR

    Koby7STAR Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    (day dreaming)
    it would just look fantastic...........
  8. Zaphkiel

    Zaphkiel Self-hating Asian

    Mar 3, 2005
    ZOMG NONE!!!11
    yeah...but can you fill it?
  9. Koby7STAR

    Koby7STAR Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Newcastle fans are very pasionate and i feel the presure of having an outstanding stadium might inspire the player that bit more.
  10. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Arsenal FC
    Link below to earlier thread about the topic, and a picture provided courtesy of steveedster.


    Last I heard the club was still speaking with engineers about the logistics of development, mainly how to phase it in so as to minimize disruption to the club's schedule and to the general area. Plus they had yet to do formal economic analysis of the whole conference center, housing, etc. Once that stuff is done the club would then be in position to know how much it will really costs, when they could do it, how to apply for financing and then proceed with planning approval. But that info is about a month old or so.

    Would love to see another EPL club with 60k fans in regular attendance.

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