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Saudi-Led Takeover Of Newcastle United Has Been Completed

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On Thursday, English Premier League club Newcastle was sold by Mike Ashley to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

The people behind the £300m deal were asked to prove that the gulf state itself would not have control over the club. In a statement, PIF governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan said:

“We are extremely proud to become the new owners of Newcastle United, one of the most famous clubs in English football. We thank the Newcastle fans for their tremendously loyal support over the years and we are excited to work together with them.”

The takeover brings to an end Mike Ashley’s 14-year spell as Newcastle United owner.

A Premier League statement said:

“The Premier League, Newcastle United Football Club and St James Holdings Limited have today settled the dispute over the takeover of the club by the consortium of PIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media.

“The legal disputes concerned which entities would own and/or have the ability to control the club following the takeover. All parties have agreed the settlement is necessary to end the long uncertainty for fans over the club’s ownership.

“The Premier League has now received legally binding assurances that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control Newcastle United Football Club.

“All parties are pleased to have concluded this process which gives certainty and clarity to Newcastle United Football Club and their fans.”

It will be fascinating to see how PIF runs the club. Will they make an immediate splash as Roman Abramovich did when he bought Chelsea? Or will they build over time as Manchester City’s owner Sheikh Mansour. Khaldoon Al Mubarak did?

The first step has to be to stay in the Premier League, where Newcastle currently sit in 19th position, winless after its first seven games.

The schedule is not easy for Steve Bruce and Newcastle with a tough Christmas period that involves trips to Leicester (11) and Liverpool (15) before facing champions Manchester City (18) and Manchester United on Boxing Day.

The final run-in also appears tough, with Newcastle playing Liverpool at home on April 30, Manchester City away on May 7 and Arsenal at home on May 15 – before a final day trip to Burnley on May 22.

Through our relationship with ticket brokers we are able to offer Soccer Tickets Online readers tickets to all Newcastle United games home and away. Note that Soccer Tickets Online is not affiliated with Newcastle United Football Club.

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October
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Direction To St James’ Park
By Bus

Newcastle has two major bus stations, Haymarket (for services from Northumberland and the North) and Eldon Square (services from County Durham and the south). These are located adjacent to each other on Percy Street, next to Haymarket Metro station. From both bus stations, cross over to the far side of the road, then walk up the passageway next to the Goose public house, and turn left.

The Stagecoach buses which operate within Newcastle and Gateshead city boundaries do not stop at either of the bus stations, but stop in the centre of town, from where the ground is signposted and easily walkable.

By Metro
If you are travelling from the coast/Wallsend (on the yellow line), take the Metro to St. James’ Metro station, come out of the station, walk up the steps ahead and you will see the ground. If you are travelling from South Tyneside/Gosforth, get off at Haymarket and follow the directions listed above

By Train
Newcastle Central station is served by trains from across the North-East and beyond, with frequent services both before and after the game to get you here easily.

Newcastle Central station is located around 15 minute walk from St. James’ Park, and is well signposted. Cross the road from the station, and walk up Pink Lane, passing the Forth Hotel. Turn right onto Clayton Street, then left onto Westgate Street. Outside Tilleys Bar, bear right onto Bath Lane, passing Fujiyama Restaurant. After 200 metres, turn right and then left onto Gallowgate, and the ground will be obvious from here.

Alternatively, take the Metro from Central Station to Haymarket. Cross the road, and turn left. At Mordon Street (next to the Goose), turn right and then left, walking around the back of Eldon Gardens. The ground is at the end of this road (Strawberry Place), just beyond the Strawberry Pub

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