2012 London Olympics St James Park Venue

St James Park Key Facts

Location St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST
Coordinates 54°58′32″N 1°37′18″W Coordinates: 54°58′32″N 1°37′18″W
Opened 1892
Expanded 1998–2000
Owner Newcastle United
Surface Grass
Capacity 52,387
Field dimensions 110 × 73 yards (100.6 × 66.8 metres)
2012 London Olympics St James Park


2012 London Olympics St James Park Key Facts

  • Sport: Football
  • Capacity: 52,000
  • Existing

About St James' Park:

St James' Park is now all set to welcome the grandeur of Olympic events which is an all-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. St James' Park stadium is the home of Newcastle United Football Club with having very good facilities for the spectators and it is considered as one of the oldest and largest football stadiums in the North East of England. The most important look of this stadium is its white cantilever roof which is visible across the city, and is observed as one of the largest cantilevers in Europe. Since 1892, St James' Park has been the home ground of Newcastle United and mostly used for football matches. However, there was little chaos regarding the expansion of the stadium as the local residents and council objected about that.

Although the stadium is well known for club football matches, it has been used for international football too and now the grand Olympic 2012 will also take place. It has also been proposed for the venue of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. St James' Park is known to host many charity football matches earlier.

Renaming of St James' Park:

There is the most important controversial news about the change of the name of the stadium however it was not accepted completely because of losing the importance of the stadium. However, the club made it clear that the stadium would be known as the sportsdirect.com @ St James' Park Stadium for the time being until the new sponsor was announced. However, it is really tough to remove a well spoken name to replace with a new and a long name for St James' Park and therefore people still use the name “St James' Park” instead of its long given name.

Most importantly, the stadium has a nickname too which is known with its italics as SJP. However, the stadium is sometimes referred to St James' Park as 'Sid James' Park' and this reference has been taken for the remembrance of comic actor Sid James of the Carry On films

St James' Park has a coarse pitch arrangement of north easterly and four main stands are Gallowgate End, which is at the southern end of the ground, named unofficially for its proximity to the old City gallows. The second is Leazes End, which is named unofficially for its proximity to Leazes Park and the third is Milburn Stand, which is on the west side of the ground and named after 1950s footballer Jackie Milburn and the last or the fourth is East Stand, which is renamed for the East Stand the Sir Bobby Robson Stand.

Location of St James' Park:

The location of St James' Park is close to the city centre and it is 500 m roughly from the north of Central Station and the north Central Station is the main railway station. The entrance of the stadium is Barrack Road and Strawberry Place is behind the Gallowgate and the car parking is situated to the north and Leazes Terrace to the East.

Facilities of St James' Park:

The facilities of this stadium are very remarkable as the stadium has all kinds of facilities like conference and banqueting facilities. The stadium has all kinds of Premier League football stadium facilities including much more facilities the 1,000 capacity Bamburgh Suite containing a stage, dance floor and 3 bars. Most importantly, St James' Park has the New Magpie Room on two levels with a pitch view which added its beauty and gorgeousness up to the mark. St James' Park has a theoretical maximum seated capacity of approximately 84,000 which is considered good level of capacity for the upcoming Olympic 2012 games.