We’ve decided to hold a poll to get the opinions of Newcastle fans on the name change to St. James’ Park that was announced yesterday.
One side is that Newcastle’s revenues are still under £100M, and over the last five years Newcastle have been left behind by other clubs whose revenues have increased dramatically.
Manchester United, as one example, now have revenues 0f over £300M.
It’s clear that there has to be a major push on revenues if Newcastle is to become one of the successful clubs in England – and Europe – in the future.
The other side of the argument is that St. James’ Park is an institution and the stadium has been there for almost 120 years.
And there are some things you just cannot touch – even though increased revenues are important for the club, and renaming St. James’ Park is one of those.
There could be other additional arguments for and against, but those seem to be the major sides of the argument.
So let us know what you think.