Newcastle United shelve silly stadium slide idea

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Newcastle United have vetoed ideas for installing slides outside St James' Park

In February of this year, local company NE1 announced plans to install slides, or 'travel accelerators' as they put, outside Newcastle United's ground.

It wouldn't have been a surprise if it had gone through, given all the escapades that have occurred during Mike Ashley's ownership. The travel accelerators would have been installed by the side of the car park at the stadium. It was though the plans would help inject some fun into the area.

Magpies fans will be glad to hear, that the club have vetoed these plans. Newcastle United own the land, and have now said that it is "no longer available for use". The slides had been specifically designed to be situated around St James' Park so there are currently no plans for NE1 to place them anywhere else.

Luckily St James' Park will not be turned into a circus, although some will say it already has been. You can only imagine some of the scenes after the game, with thousands of football fans flying down slides, after a few drinks.

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