Some very good news for the Newcastle United club today – there have been record season ticket sale renewals, and it’s the best rate for over five years, and the best rate since Mike Ashley took over the club.
St. James’ Park – the Cathedral on the Hill
This follows the club bringing in a 10-year price freeze on season ticket prices in February.
The news is that close to 90% of those fans renewing their tickets, have taken advantage of the 10-year price freeze, so the plan has been enormously popular and seems to have been a win-win for both club and fans.
Simon Esland is the Head of Customer Operations at Newcastle, and he had this to say on the club web-site today:
“We are hugely encouraged with this news and very pleased that the 10-year deal we introduced has proved a massive hit with our fans. We thank them once again for their phenomenal support and loyalty.”
“We believe we have set a precedent with this move, indeed it is the first in English football, and understand other clubs up and down the country are looking at what we have done with a view to possibly following suit in the future.”
There seems a certain amount of expectation and excitement with Newcastle fans at the moment, and they are hoping the club will use the £35M from the Carroll sale in January, and bring in several top players to strengthen the squad in the summer.
That’s following a season in which Newcastle have done even better than first expected, on their return back to the Premier League.
We continue to live in hope. 😀