It will always be called St James' - Shepherd

After 119 years as Newcastle United's home, St James' Park is being renamed.

It will now be known as the Sports Direct Arena with the club actively seeking a new long-term stadium sponsor who will be granted full naming rights.

Former chairman Freddy Shepherd told Radio 5 live Breakfast that he understood the decision - but added that a sponsor's name is largely irrelevant.

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