Half Price Season Ticket Offer – Tickets Being Snapped Up Quickly


Newcastle have announced a half-price season ticket offer.

LLambias and Ashley – great gesture from the two that run the club

After the best start to a Premier League season since back in 1995, existing season ticket holders can now buy as many additional season tickets as they wish, which will be half price, from 2:00 pm yesterday.

Since only five home games have been played so far this season, that will be a huge savings for the fans, and it seems an excellent gesture from the club to season ticket holders, to get the terraces packed full once again, as they were during the Bobby Robson era.

Alan Pardew seems delighted at the gesture  made by the club, because he is well aware of the importance of the Newcastle fans to the football club, and as he rightly says – they are the lifeblood of the club.

And with top side like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool still to come to St. James’  Park, there’s 12 points there for a start, as well as local rivals Sunderland, another 3 points, it’s almost certain those games will see the stadium packed full.

The capacity of St. James’ Park is currently a few hundred over 52,000 – officially 52,339.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the offer:

“I think it’s a gesture in terms of the financial position the country’s in, not just the North-East, so to make that offer – which I think’s about the best in the country in the Premier League in terms of the price for the games that are left – is fantastic.”

“And the way they’ve done it, that our season ticket holders who have paid the full price are the only people that can get them, I think that’s the right way because we don’t want to upset them.” “They’re the lifeblood of this football club.”

“But to get more people in there every week is what we want. They’ve done it to try to fill the stadium and I think it’s a great gesture.”

And the club is reporting today that there were hundreds of fans who queued up yesterday to take advantage of the offer, and that very good business was being done at the club – which is hardly surprising.

As an example of the deal on offer, the club says that a standard Gallowgate season ticket would have cost £558 at the beginning of this season.

But the deal makes the price of an additional ticket in the same area just £207 for the rest of the season, with a child’s ticket in the Family Enclosure now only £37.

This will almost guarantee the crowds at St. James’ park will now be bigger than they would have been, and means all season ticket seats will be full at the remaining games.

It was good to see the crowd of just over 48,000 on Saturday for the Wigan game, which was almost 2,000 more than against top draw Tottenham Hotspur the week before.

This will help the team of course, because the more fans at the games, the better the atmosphere will be, and the crowd can help the team to continue to get those  points up on the board.

So in that way this is a good business move by the club,  because remember that the club gets an extra about £800K for every place it can climb in the league.

What with the team doing so well, and now half price tickets, it’s getting really hard to take all this good news. 😀

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34 comments so far

  • markmac

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Wish i could get to a game every week to take advantage of this offer,

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  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    this cd be a dangerous precedent for the years ahead

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    I think that our supporters are not that great in creating the voice the sound which stoke supporters produce

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    If we can keep playing the way we are and i think we can only get better as we are still not at full strength yet the noise will come back! Sing at home games the way we do away bring back the noise teams will fold against us and will be scared to come up here

    HWTL lets all get together make the noise and push our team forward

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  • Eyeball81

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Roshan mate but got to disagree with you there!!

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Stoke are louder fans than us? Hope your having a laugh with that one lad.

    Id say there are 2 sets of fans that are on par or better than us (in noise) Liverpools and Man Utds

    Stoke aint got s**t on us

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Manure fans are shite at home

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Agree with liverpoo they blow you away

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    The Majority of the manure and liverFlu fans are glory supporters, who go silent the moment their team aren’t “winning”. They arn’t true fans, that actually make some noise even when things arn’t going their ways.

    If United were to fall from grace and become a mid-table club, gaurenteed 1/3rd to half their total fanbase will start supporting the sky blue of Man City.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    You reckon? I always considered Man Utd fans to be loud. City fans are getting there as well but not at our level yet 🙂

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    BRING BACK THE FCKING NOISE

    HOWAY LADS

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Wwjbd everytime ive been there theve been shite liverpoo the loudest place ive been by far

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  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Stoke is louder than us but that’s nowt to do with the fans singing, it’s simply that because it’s a smaller stadium with the voices in closer proximity to each other, while SJP is scattered and acoustically worse then it was before redevelopment. (I spoke about this the other day) Smaller stadiums are nearly always louder because of the acoustic impact, while larger stadiums need more voices to get a similar spread of noise.

    That said, sit in the middle of the Gallowgate and sit in the Britannia and you’ll soon realise that the Gallowgate Roar is called that for a bloody good reason!

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Really wish a wage cap was introduced for the whole league, so teams like Shitty can’t just buy the title by signing overpriced pri-madonna’s on over 200k per week….

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  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    Loudest stadium I ever wittnessed was Leeds Eland Road in the old Division 2 days. I’m sure I must have read the same article as Roshan or something, but I seem to ring a bell about Stoke fans being the loudest? I think our fans have deffo been quieter in the last few years (given what’s gone on, are we suprised?) , something which needs addressing fast. We need the 12th man back.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Bring the noise back people is up to us to do it

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Old Trafford was silent for like 80% of the derby game. All you could hear where the spoilt shitty fans chanting.

    Nearly pissed my pants laughing at how they prematurely started chanting that Fergie is getting the sack. Absolutely ridiculous.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    I think the season ticket offer is a great gesture. Ashley didn’t have to do it, but it’s good he has given the go-ahead. He’s not a Billionaire for nothing.

    I hope there’s a stream available for Wed night cos I was only listening on the radio last cup game. I want to see Ben Arfa, Santon and Marvellous play with my own eyes 🙂

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  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    @G: I know that when we were relegated they were definitely the loudest team in terms of decibel level. Again, it’s all due to the size of the stadium trapping the voices in.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Elland road was just us singin when i went we won 3-1

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #21

    Thump > Thanks for the decibel lesson. Very interesting!!! 😀

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #22

    SuperSimmo @ 9
    You’ve hit the nail on the head there mate.
    If City start winning everything in sight due to their unbelievable finances it won’t take long before the glory hunters and hangers on at both Man U and Liverpool go back to London or wherever they spewed from.
    I can see their attendances start to drop dramatically.
    I can also see Abramovich wondering if it is worth putting piles of money into Chelsea without the chance of success.
    We may not like City and the way they are but they could soon be instrumental in really shaking up the football hierarchy in this country.
    It’s gonna be interesting!

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  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    @Thump, I just remember thinking it was a really intimidating stadium in the 70’s and 80’s. Sent shivers up your spine in them days. Haven’t been there since they went spiralling down, so couldn’t really tell you what it’s like now. Last time I saw Leeds at Elland Road I think they still had Tony Yeboah and Tomas Brolin on thier books?

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  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A42697579

    Yeah there’s the article I read in relegation season.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25

    City fans just hammered Utd 6-1 of course they are going to take the pee and sing your getting sacked in the morning

    When we played Blackburn and strung 10 passes together we chanted ‘who the f*** are Barcelona’

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    @wwjbd they started singing it at 0-2.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #29

    And? The amount of crap they have had from SAF over the years fair play to them for giving him some back

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  • Ian Magpie

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #30

    Yes by all means lets raise the roof off the ground like we did years ago!!! Unfortunately it hasn’t helped the atmosphere by getting rid of the Level 7 area. The self-relocation of the fans in the Strawberry corner has been met with much abuse and animosity to the point where fans run the gauntlet of being banned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a sad fact but the atmosphere in todays Prem is pathetic when compared to years ago!!! (Better stadium but poorer atmosphere)Our grounds today in the Prem are just not geared up to generate tremendous vocal support! There are far too many rules and restrictions and a total lack of freedom to enjoy and express yourself. What would fans in Turkey or Greece say if they were banned for standing up!!!! Safe standing is the only way we will see the noise turned up and there is a chance that could happen with the first reading in parliment already undertaken to change the law! Imagine the whole Gallowgate End as a safe standing area, similar to what they have in Germany!!!!!!!!!!! The noise would be tremendous! Why do we have to look back to remember the ground with a great atmosphere????? We should have a great atmosphere now. We may have better stadiums today but modern football has lost its atmosphere and its sole!!!

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  • gandeyb

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Toon fan for 15 years and never been to SJP as I live in Brighton, going up to Durham first weekend of December.
    Good chance of me getting a ticket for the Chelsea game, Sat 3rd?
    Also if they are available where is the best place to sit/best atmosphere for singing/chants? Sounds like the Gallowgate end is where it is at.
    Ganna wait to go to a home game.

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  • magpiebop

    Oct 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    Time to get our crown back.

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #33

    The days of the Leazes End with it’s old tin roof reverberating sound was something to behold.
    I don’t think there was a noisier place in football at that time.
    It was a frightening sound, sight and experience for many teams who would freeze when confronted with it.
    There was also the sight of thousands of scarves being held aloft too to go along with it and all the other parts of the ground joining in to help the all-round atmosphere.
    Regrettably many parts of the ground now are like a library (East Stand?) and all-seating, although very comfortable, has taken that atmosphere away.
    Sad but I don’t think we’ll ever see those days and I do feel sorry for those fans who like to make a noise who never experienced what it was like in those days.

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  • jakesome

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #34

    good call mr ashley take a leaf out of tony fernandes’ book. very positive sign for the club and its fans
    HWTL

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