First look at new St. James’s Park upgrade following Newcastle United takeover

The upgrades behind the scenes are taking shape at Newcastle United.

Twitter user @AdamBeckett09 posted two photos taken from the dressing room looking into the newly refurbished area with the comment: “Eddie Howe’s brand new warm area behind NUFC dressing home. Just finished it.”

Co-owner Amanda Staveley pledged upgrades to St James’s Park following the £300million takeover of Newcastle in October.

The photos show a large turfed room with exercise bikes, chairs and a wall-mounted television. They have been met with a mixed response.

@spaghettiprism tweeted: “To a club of our stature, this still looks Mickey Mouse.”

@NotSoLocalHero responded: “It’s literally a room to kick a ball about in, stretch and warm up on the bike. Not sure what else is needed?”

@ARoiha said: “Mmmm, not quite world class feeling you get from this. Or is it just me a bit annoyed by small details such as TV cord? Would love everyone caring even the last inch of perfection now that we have the resources.”

The statue of Sir Bobby Robson, former manager of Newcastle United outside St. James's Park (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

@TheWolfOfNCL: “This is nowhere near as impressive as I thought it would be when they were building it.”

@GJ_1892 posted: “If Ashley still owned the club, he wouldn't have given this investment the time of day. People moaning about it should remember that it was only a few months ago that our stadium didn't even get cleaned properly.”

@gaelgeyr: “The fact we didn't even have this before shows how poor it was under the previous regime

@My5cherriepies: “Love any improvements.”

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