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Newcastle United official announcement: 125 year anniversary celebrations planned for Saturday

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It is the 125th birthday of Newcastle United on Saturday.

The club confirming on Wednesday morning that the last few tickets have now been sold and the game is a sellout.

They have also revealed how the club intend to celebrate the occasion.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

‘Newcastle United will mark the club’s 125th anniversary when Leicester City visit St. James’ Park in the Premier League this Saturday – and supporters can expect some extra special touches around the ground and across the city.

Saturday 9th December marks exactly 125 years since the official formation of the present-day Magpies, when Newcastle East End absorbed the assets of rivals West End to become one stronger, unified club.

On arrival

On arrival in the city on Saturday, visitors will immediately see the club’s crest and iconic colours projected onto prominent sites at the Millennium Bridge, Baltic and Central Station.

Greatest XI

At 12pm, the club will unveil its Greatest XI in association with ChronicleLive.

Voted for by thousands of supporters, the line-up will be confirmed across the club’s social media channels and via @ChronicleNUFC and it promises to be packed with legendary names from the club’s long and illustrious history.

Some of those players will also be at the stadium for the match, with a number of ex-professionals from across the ages being welcomed back to St. James’ Park.

Road closures

Please note there will be a change to the usual road closures around the stadium for this fixture.

Road closures will commence at 3pm on Leazes Terrace, the area around the East Stand and Strawberry Place. They will be in place until approximately 45 minutes after the final whistle.

From 3pm, supporters arriving at the ground will be greeted at Strawberry Place by two large LED screens, both featuring content which celebrates the club’s past, present and future.

Inside the ground

Inside the ground, every supporter will receive a free commemorative flag on their seat, with blocks of black and white stripes visible right around the stadium.

A sea of black and white will be accentuated by stunning fan-led flag displays at both ends of St. James’ Park, with Wor Flags at the Gallowgate End bolstered by an inaugural Leazes Flags display.​

Supporters will also notice brand new crowd-facing LED displays around the pitch perimeter, which will feature special anniversary content throughout the afternoon.

Meanwhile, hospitality guests will see some special decorative touches to mark the occasion, with a number of new displays celebrating great figures and events from 125 years of the Magpies.’

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