The former Newcastle United ticket office will be turned into a new bar at the club, and in addition to offering (welcome) refreshment to fans, it will create 30 new jobs at Newcastle United.
Derek LLambias – announced new bar at St. James’ Park
It will be the 700-capacity Terrace Bar, and it will be opened in time for our next home game with Fulham next month on Sunday 7th March, and it’s the first new bar at the club in eight years, and the first one since Mike Ashley bought the club in 2007.
The additional 30 employees will now bring to 700 the total number of catering and events staff at the club, and it’s better than having to lay off workers, which we had to do when the club was relegated a short four years ago.
The new bar will cost Newcastle £300K , and Derek Llambias, Newcastle United’s Managing Director, said this earlier in the week:
“The Terrace is a stylish new development at St James’ Park and one that we are particularly excited about.” “We wanted to create a lively venue for supporters to meet on match days before and after our games. It adds an important new dimension to the stadium and will improve the facilities that we already have in and around St James.”
And with the latest financial figures having Newcastle in the black for the first time for a very long time, things are definitely looking up at Newcastle.
It also looks like Newcastle also want to strengthen their squad significantly in the summer, and if we can keep pressing for a top six or top four spot in the Premier League – and have sold out home gates – that 8,000 extension to take the capacity of St. James’ Park to 60,000 surely cannot be too far away.
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