The Newcastle United ticket office at St James’ Park, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST will undergo a £300,000 transformation as developers turn it into a terrace bar. Sodexo Prestige, which operates the catering and events at Newcastle United, is turning the ticket office at the south west corner of the ground into the 700-capacity bar. It is due to open in time for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham on Sunday 7th April 2013.
As well as creating thirty new jobs at the football club – bringing the number of catering and events staff at NUFC up to 700 – the development will also give supporters an extra option on match days while providing a new space for parties and other informal social occasions, complementing existing event facilities.
Derek Llambias, Newcastle United’s managing director, said: “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’.”