Symbolic gates return to St James' Park

The wrought iron gates which once stood at the entrance to Newcastle United's ground have been re-installed and unveiled before the first home game of the season

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Gates are 'for the fans'

The former charman of Newcastle United, Sir John Hall, says the gates which have been re-installed at St James' Park 'belong to the fans'.

The gates were taken down from the entrance to the stadium during changes to the Milburn and Leazes stands. They have since stood on farmland owned by Sir John.

Now the gates have been refurbished and take pride of place outside the Milburn stand.

Malcolm Dix from the Magpie Group believes they will be a focal point for supporters:


Gates unveiled at St James' Park

The iconic entrance gates are back at St James' Park Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The iconic entrance gates which once stood outside St James' Park have been returned, and unveiled before the first home game of the season.

The gates stood at the stadium from 1988 but were removed with the expansion of the Milburn and Leazes stands.

The unveiling ceremony included the former club chairman Sir John Hall and 8 year old Finley McGhie, a competition winner from the Junior Magpies young supporters' club.

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