Amazing news today that Newcastle United season ticket holders are being given a 10 year price freeze.
The fabulous St. James’ Park
There seem to be some significant changes announced today by the Newcastle club, with the upper tier extension of the family enclosure being increased by 1500 to a capacity of 6,500.
It seems there has been a growing demand for families to go to the games, so the club have moved to meet the demand, which is good to hear.
And anybody signing up for the next 10 years for a season ticket – will get a price freeze over that time-frame.
It’s similar to what was offered in 2008 by Chris Mort, when season ticket holders were asked to pay up for season tickets for three years, and got a price freeze over that time-frame too.
And also those supporters who backed the club during their dark times, after being relegated two years ago, will also be offered a 10% discount, and that’s really good to hear.
Those fans were priceless to Newcastle, as the club emerged from the second division in great style, backed by just tremendous support from the Geordie faithful.
News also that the Newcastle are introducing a Young Persons’ Area in the Sir John Hall Stand North West corner, and the younger fans between 18 and 21 years of age can now pick up a season ticket there for just £265.
Simon Esland is the Newcastle United head of customer operations, and talked about the news this morning on the official site:
“It means supporters can freeze their tickets right up to the 2021/22 season. We know it’s a difficult time for everyone so we’re trying to do all we can for the fans.”
“They will have to commit a minimum of one year and we will contact them every February to see if they want to renew their ticket. If they don’t then they can opt out at the end of the year, there are no ties.”
“The message to the singing section is this – if you are under 18 then you can stay with family and friends.” “We need a larger family capacity and rather than finding a family capacity – in the 2007/08 season we had 650 seats for families and now it’s 6,500.”
“We want fresh blood coming to watch the club. We are looking at our current support as well as the next generation of Newcastle fans.”
As part of these moves the away fan attendance will rise from 2,800 to 4,000.
These move seems like good news from Newcastle, and could it be the club is actually thinking about their customers – the great Newcastle fans?
Just think, if somebody signs up for a season ticket for 10 years, Newcastle will probably have won the European Champions League at least three times by 2022 – so it seems a great deal to us. 😀
Now when is the Newcastle ground going to be increased in capacity to 60,000?