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Offer Made To Pay For Removal Of Free Sports Direct Adverts At St.James’ Park

8 years ago

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct do no pay for the countless adverts within St.James’ Park.

Further to that the club’s directors at a fans forum (as per the official minutes) said that the reason for the free advertising was as follows;

The club explained that the advertising boards in question were installed with Sports Direct branding as a showcase for unused space. Sports Direct don’t pay but it would be sold if other advertisers wanted the space.

One of our regular contributors has sent the following to to Newcastle United this morning;

Good Morning,

In light of the recent Fans Forum Q&A with NUST and others, where it became apparent that all the advertising boards are used by Mr Mike Ashley for free, I wish to advertise on them and would like to discuss payment / how much.

From memory and a recent visit to St James’, there are roughly 50 boards advertising Sports Direct and of course the electronic boards as well. With your permission I would like to sponsor half of the boards. Therefore Mr Ashley still gets half the boards for free and has total control of the electronic boards should he want to display my sponsorship as well as his company.

I am willing to pay £5 per advertising board which equals £125, I know to a football club as big as Newcastle that is not even a drop in the ocean but it is an extra £125 towards the club that they would not normally see. I am willing to pay this each week to advertise my chosen company.

I would like to advertise a local charity that is held dear to all of Newcastle United’s followers and that is the Sir Bobby Robson Charity. I feel the advertisements will generate extra funds for this great charity, representing an even greater man.

Please can you get back to me regarding this matter.

Kind Regards


Should anyone want to help me up the amount offered to get rid of a few of sports direct banners please can you let me know via [email protected]

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