St. James’ Park football stadium, also known as the ‘Gallowgate’, opened in 1892 and is home to Newcastle United. The park has famously hosted the 2012 Olympics, Rugby Union World Cup, Premiership, charity football events and huge rock concerts.
The park is located not far from the city centre, approximately 500m from Newcastle Central Railway Station. With a capacity of over 52,000, it serves as the 8th largest club football stadium in England, Wembley Stadium being the 1st.
St. James’ Park is not only used for football, but also for the rugby league. The stadium held the Super League Magic Weekend in 2015 which was deemed a massive success. It was also used in the 2015 Rugby World Cup matches. The park is regularly featured on popular video games such as FIFA and has hosted famous artists like Bob Dylan, Queen, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran and Kings of Leon. Not to forget, the park was used as an audition venue for The X Factor and television show Big Brother.