The top local Newcastle fans’ web-site nufc.com is reporting this morning that Newcastle season tickets will be sent out by mail next week.
The web site has been going since 1993, and they are usually spot on with their news, since they seem to have inside contacts at the club.
The web-site is reporting the 2009/2010 season ticket renewal packages are being prepared by the club, and will be mailed out at the end of next week – June 12th.
The site is also reporting that no additional price cuts have been implemented that reflect the fans will be watching Championship teams and not the Manchester United and Arsenals of this world.
Since there will be 23 games at home in the Championship rather than the 19 games played in the Premier League, that would mean a reduction per game of around 82% – if our maths is correct.
We’ll quote the information nufc.com is putting out on this:
The club previously announced that the qualification age for concessionary ticket price rates would rise from 16 to 18, premium seating areas would be subject to smaller % decreases and prices would be frozen in Platinum areas.
Fans who bought a three year ticket and paid up front got 2008/09 at a 20% reduction and will receive 10% discount on 2009/10 prices.
Those who went for the direct debit payment got 10% off 2008/09 and while they will pay the new standard rate for 2009/10, they will continue to pay by direct debit in 10 interest free monthly instalments (2009/10 ST holders won’t have that option).
We’re not sure that the mailing of the season ticket renewals means too much as to the situation with the financial vetting going on at the club. We expect this is a given in their plans, and at most it says this has been accepted by Barclay’s bankers.