Newcastle United have seen several simple yet effective upgrades at St James’s Park following the club’s £300million takeover last October.
The Sports Direct signs have been removed, an indoor warm-up area has been added next to the dressing room, Shearer’s Bar has returned, Alan Shearer’s statue has moved next to Sir Bobby Robson’s at the corner of the stadium and windows have been cleaned.
Now, new images show that the concourse area at St James’s Park has quite literally been given a lick of paint.
Newcastle United Supporters Trust council Peter Clennell posted images of the Gallowgate East Corner concourse sporting new black and white walls to match Newcastle’s club colours.
Along with the pictures, the tweet read: “Can’t beat a little bit of redecoration. Fair play to the owners making all the right calls as per usual.”
Fresh flags and banners stating ‘who’s that team we call United’ can also be seen above the food kiosks, as shown in a tweet by @@toonfootsoldier.
Previously, the walls were left grey and unpainted with one fan even comparing it to ‘walking into a World War II bunker’.
While it may not be the most significant of improvements, the attention to detail and desire to make St James’s Park a more enjoyable place to come and watch football has not gone unnoticed by the club’s supporters.