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Tom McKie and the St. James' Park sign at Alnwick Town Football Club.
Tom McKie and the St. James' Park sign at Alnwick Town Football Club.

It is the only St James’ Park football ground left in the North East.

And now, Alnwick Town have the sign to prove it.

The Northern League club have proudly erected metal lettering outside the ground, which spells the name of their home.

It follows an audacious bid by Town to rehouse Newcastle United’s very own iconic St James’ Park sign early this year.

Town wanted to give the famous Toon letters a good home at their namesake ground after they were removed from outside of United’s stadium in February, as part of the unpopular name change to the Sports Direct Arena.

But the ambitious attempt was rejected by the Magpies, who said that it was a nice idea but not possible.

However, less than 24 hours after we ran the story in February, Alnwick received its very own St James’ Park lettering – following a special donation from two lads from the town, who did not want to be named.

Now the lettering is up, and Town chairman, Tom McKie, has said it is catching the eye.

“The sign is fantastic. The response has been amazing. The club has taken another step forward and each season we strive to improve the ground.”

Earlier this year, St James’ Park was passed as a Grade G ground, helping secure Town’s Northern League, Division Two status.