This stand is quite impressive looking and with a capacity of just under 4,000, means it is now the largest terrace left in the Football League.
Unusually both the IP Office Main Stand & Thatchers Big Bank Stands, have an open gap between the roof and back of the stands.
Due to the redevelopment works taking place at St James' Park, away fans are allocated just one section of seats (Block M), with means that just 350 tickets are made available to visiting supporters.
Preparatory earthworks have commenced to put in place a foundation for the stand to sit on.
Once the new Grandstand at St James' Park End are completed the overall capacity of the ground will rise to 8,695, of which 3,715 will be seated.
Otherwise, the ground is walkable from the city centre where there are plenty of pubs.
Mike Faulkner from Somerset, recommends the Duke Of York and the Amber Rooms in Sidwell Street.
I personally have enjoyed my visits to St James’ Park, with no problems experienced.