Newcastle To Install Giant Screen At St. James’ Park


We were wondering when we would get a decent video screen at St. James’ Park, since most of the Premier League clubs already have them installed at their grounds.

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The magnificent St. James’ Park to get a huge video screen at this end of the ground

The news has been put out on the Newcastle web-site that a 60-meter-squared LED screen  – manufactured by sports technology specialists ADI – will be installed and located on the glass panelling in the North-East corner of the stadium in the Leazes End.

That positioning means that about 80% of the crowd will be able to see the screen – about 40,000 fans in a sold out St. James’ Park.

But hey – it will be the joint-biggest screen in the Barclays Premier League and will be unveiled in the home game against Leicester City on Saturday, 18th October.

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley said this about the new facility:

“We have wanted such a facility for a long time now and we are delighted to have joined forces with ADI to install this state-of-the-art giant screen within St. James’ Park.¨

“It will significantly improve the match day experience for supporters and greatly enhance the interactivity and information we can provide to them at the stadium before, during and after the game.¨

“The North-East corner on the stadium was the optimum location where the positioning of such a large screen was structurally possible, while at the same time providing a sight line for the majority of supporters.”

ADI’s commercial manager for sport, Sharon Smith, had this to say:

 “We’re incredibly excited to be working with Newcastle United to deliver a platform that not only creates incredible fan engagement opportunity but also drives commercial revenue.¨ “With more than 30 LED displays now installed at sports venues across the UK, we are delighted to be serving St. James’ Park and we look forward to working with the Club to add value to the match day experience.”

We suppose if we are late in installing the video screen,  it’s good that it’s the biggest (joint biggest – damn it!) in the Premier League, and in fact it’s another huge facility improvement at Newcastle United.

In the next two years the training facilities at Benton will be improved so that the training ground will be one of the very best in Europe, so credit to the club when it’s due – for improving the facilities big time.

If only we had a team to match the facilities being built at Newcastle – then we could be in business!

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76 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Imagine looking at Percy or Fatty on that!

    Nae thanks 🙁

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Mark

    Maybe you could advise him on the best trees to hug? Things like what’s the best feeling bark? Which trees cause chaffing? What tree can you fit your arms completely around to get the best overall “hug”

    I feel these things will be invaluable to the scumbag when he finally decides to consign himself to the scrapheap that is “the stadium of shite” also known as “the dark side of the moon”

    If anyone was in any doubt as to what Jeffrey is I suggest you go look up the words “wum” and “troll”

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #3

    nice
    we cant affo rd a striker or a defender but those that pay good money will have to look at pardew in hd quality this is worse than the football he dishes up

    not the tv just him on it

    jeff from Benwell you are a disgrace i imagine ur sat at home on ur own laughing to youself, thinking ur funny. i also hope your never effected by the big c in your personal life, but if you are you will understand how truly disgusting a person you are,

    feel sorry for colback missing tonight but i think he will be in the team soon enough
    ALL HAIL THE GINGER PIRLO

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    80% of people in the ground will be hit with the realness of the whopping goals against digits in super large large format. More to sit and ponder whilst we’re getting hammered.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #5

    OP

    Imagine it lol the fcuker would be getting smashed up on a fortnightly basis 😉

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Come home Steve Bruce ….. The time is right.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Ac

    Probably mate, at that size his heed will be visible in Byker FFS

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  • soap

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #8

    I guess the current Sports Direct Advertisements were too subtle…

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Expect to see 3 for 1 sock deals from Sports direct at half time.

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  • nightfa11

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #10

    disgrace..its for advertising purpose only..

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  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #11

    I liked this nufc.com comment:

    PS: presumably the erection of either a permanent or temporary screen was a requirement for the bidding process SJP successfully went through to secure rugby union and rugby league events next year.

    Hmmmmmmmm!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Is that sack pardew site safe, I just went to donate a fiver and it asked me to donate more money to my pay pal.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #13

    martoon

    did they get some rugby wc matches next year

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #14

    it belongs to cashley to raise pardews payoff

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  • sparky55

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #15

    hahahaha…we got there in the end…we’re gonna be even more inundated with SD special offers…at least the bar takings will go up!

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  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #16

    beermonkey @13 – I believe so – not sure of the details. I’m sure our resident rugby fan Markaccus can tell us 😉

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Get your Dunlop trainers here.

    Buy one pair get one free.

    75% off etc etc

    Basically just more advertising. Wouldn’t believe a word that comes out of that little toad Charnleys gob.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #18

    st james park got some good teams going there new Zealand and south Africa

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #19

    JT,
    I was being serious !

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #20

    so was i

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    You will be getting a call from your bank manager in Uganda within the hour Jail

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #22

    martoon

    i just looked couple of good teams going

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    What has Jeffrey said now beermonkey ?

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Is that for the big flag jail ?

    Toonruz was organising that one lol

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Belfast

    comment 160 on This Dutchman Would Make A Good Manager At Newcastle

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #26

    “Significantly improve the match day experience ”
    To be honest,I’d rather see a team that could play football on match day.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #27

    It will be basically a big 70% off sale tag.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #28

    marty toon

    they are link it up to the internet and stream games from arsenal and man city scousehampton and Chelsea don’t worry there will be plenty of goals to see on the new tv

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  • jopompie

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #29

    The big screen is to be installed so that everyone can see how little you support the team!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #30

    “We were not our usual selves today, perhaps we were too hyped up but everyone was giving the ball away, and that is a little unlike us and we struggled to be honest”.

    After losing 3 nil at home to Sunderland.

    Too hyped.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #31

    message to Jeff – you are the thicko – must be if you think we’ll fall for you new name “jopompie”. What a tool – a really thick one at that.
    GGGGGGrrrrrrrrrrrrr UUUUUGGGGGGhhh.
    (Language you can understand – dope)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Belfast,
    For flags n that, but it asked me to add funds to my paypal which was a bit strange, I’ve looked at it on my lap top and it looks ok tbh.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Is it a full moon?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Jeff you are a first class prick, why the hell did you come out with that comment.

    Muppet.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Naughty boy Jeffrey. You really need to control these outbursts of yours.

    Yes jail. Toonruz that used to come on here is organizing that one I think.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #36

    welsh

    how much does it cost to watch wales

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Beer monkey
    That’s true,at least someone will be scoring goals.
    Gonna be funny after each game when they show 60/40 possession to the away side,Newcastle with one shot on target etc etc.

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  • jopompie

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #38

    When was the last time you cheered on your team for 90 mins. Err. I rest my case

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Well it’s on sky sports how much do you think.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail, I tried to donate but it asked me to do the same thing, so I’ll have to do it later.

    —-

    This is a little bit of info for what has been discussed on here many times:

    On average, a team that qualifies for the Europa League following a season out of Europe will win just over 4.5 points less during their participating season. Under Alan Pardew, Newcastle United earned 24 points less – more than any other qualifying team.

    On average, a team that qualifies for the Europa League following a season out of Europe will find their league position negatively affected by just over 2 league places. Under Alan Pardew, Newcastle United finished 11 places lower – more than any other qualifying team.

    —–

    Out on his own for shocking results and performances.

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