Newcastle United stars spotted as St James' Park undergoes major development

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Tino Livramento and Joe Willock visited the site of the St James' Park STACK.

Joe Willock and Tino Livramento visited the site of the new St James' Park STACK as construction on the fanzone got underway.

The Newcastle United players visited the site on Tuesday as the first of the repurposed shipping containers arrived.

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St James' STACK is on course to open in Summer 2024 and will create 150 new jobs in the city centre.

Through Newcastle United Foundation's employability programme - NU Futures - a host of first-time job roles will also be opened up to individuals within the local community.

The St James' Park STACK is set to open Summer 2024.The St James' Park STACK is set to open Summer 2024.
The St James' Park STACK is set to open Summer 2024. | Newcastle United via Getty Images

And Willock and Livramento took time to meet the NU Futures participants who will benefit from the fanzone.

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Darren Eales, CEO of Newcastle United, said: "It’s thrilling to see a vision come to life as the first of the renowned containers arrives on site, continuing to ramp up excitement ahead of STACK’s return to the city centre this Summer.

“We’re pleased that this excitement is shared by local stakeholders who will benefit from the employment and economic benefits of having a bustling entertainment venue on their doorstep seven days per week. Collaboration between the Newcastle United Foundation and STACK will form a key foundation of a venue designed for everyone; from fans seeking entertainment to the next generation looking for the first step in their professional career.”

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