Newcastle United introduced a ten-year fixed-price season ticket deal a year ago last month, and over 20,000 fans took advantage of the deal.
Derek Llambias – new 9 year deal of no increases for Newcastle fans
Fans who took that deal see no increase in their season ticket cost until the summer of 2021, and Newcastle have today announced a new nine-year scheme starting next season, for supporters who didn’t take up the initial offer.
It’s been good to see a few sell-outs this season at St. James’ Park, and the last two games against Wolves and Sunderland were complete sell-outs – and other games that have been sold out this season are the games against Chelsea and Manchester United.
The home games with Swansea and West Brom were also only a few hundred short of being sell outs, and the crowds were over 51,000 in both games.
The club point out that this new deal is even better value for money than the one last year, since the club are now in the top six and have a reasonable expectation to be able to win any game at home.
Newcastle are now competitive with any side in the league, when they have their best team playing, as our lads demonstrated with the 3-0 hammering of Manchester United earlier this year.
Newcastle United’s Managing Director, Derek Llambias, had this to say about the new deal:
“Last year’s offer proved extremely popular and there was a fantastic response from the supporters – and no wonder, because we felt it was a great deal.”
“Since then, the team has made great progress under Alan Pardew and we have made exciting signings such as our new number nine, Papiss Cisse. Those who signed up to the ten year deal really have got great value for money.”
“That’s why we’re keen to do something similar again, so that anybody who missed out can secure their seat and rest assured that the price of their season ticket in 2020/21 is not a penny more than it will be in 2012/13.”
“It’s important that fans are assured they can opt out without any penalty if they wish to do so. There is no catch.” “We’ve had a handful of sell-outs already this year and we hope this scheme will lead to even more next season.”
“That helps to create a great atmosphere at our stadium and we hope supporters will want to be part of it for the next nine years – and beyond.”
That’s an excellent deal that you can opt out if you have money problems, so it looks really good and the club is trying to ensure there are full houses at St. James’ Park, because that helps the team and the players.
There will be no price increases for fans on the new nine year deal, compared to a 5% increase for season tickets purchased only for next season.
Tickets can be paid for annually or by monthly Direct Debit, and season ticket holders also receive club membership, which provides Newcastle fans with many benefits and discounts.
This is a good deal and an excellent move by the club for the Newcastle fans.