These were the findings of our poll yesterday when thousands of fans responded to our question on whether St.James’ Park should carry a sponsor’s name.
The majority (52%) said they didn’t want it renamed at any price, while 43% said that for £10m a year it would be worth the compromise and only 5% felt that £5m a year would make it worthwhile. Only two of the thousands who took part felt it was acceptable for the current situation to continue, with the ground named S***** D***** A**** for no extra revenue.
I think there has been a slight shift in terms of some fans accepting the trade off if it helped to strengthen the squad but only if it brought in significant sums of money.
In this economic climate I’m guessing that attracting anything like £10m a season would be a big ask and so we wait to see which ground we’ll be walking up to next season.
Our magazine runs a readers poll at the end of each season and we are giving you the chance to vote on a number of questions online that will help to give the definitive guide to how Newcastle United have fared over the last twelve months and how the fans see the club going forward.
Your voice will be added to the thousands who take part via the magazine and the results will be published in the magazine Summer Special which is out on Saturday 2nd June.
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