Newcastle Freeze Season Ticket Prices For Nine Years


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.



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15 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Yet another step in the right direction from the club imo.
    It only goes to show that they know how much fans mean in matches.
    Good going, credit where credit is due.

    I wish they could sort themselfes on behalf of fans with other things too.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Re-port from previous thread.

    @ Dannyo

    Dannyo…Apologies. Perhaps went a bit far with my comment. I don’t think the whole team is playing hoofball, however it would seem 3 of our back 5 do which is cutting out most of the team most of the time.

    I agree, i think once AP has the summer to tweak the team that’ll be a thing of the past

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Dannyo…there will be no credit given. None at all 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Where do they get off? 10 year plan for season ticket holders. Upgrading the team. Financially bettering the club. Keeping us in the top 7 for the whole season.

    The whole thing stinks

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #5

    @Ibiza
    Ah, no worries 😉 I think many agree now that it’s a bit of a mixed unvaulantary style tbh. When the back 4 is not under too much pressure, that’s when we play some of our best football. Could be it’s cause the back 4-5 isn’t on the ball… Atleast a few of them.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Could be on to something there mate!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Maybe Ibizatoon would like the club to increase the cost of his season ticket by 20% and let the rest of the support get to benefit from this deal!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe NEWEXPATMAGPIE will notice Ibizatoon was only joking

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  • Ruvio

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #9

    You should all look at the increase in price in club membership. You need to have membership to continue purchasing your season ticket. So the price is actually increasing by slightly more than it was prior to this “Price Freeze”
    HWTL

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Ruvio? Is that right? I don’t have membership so don’t have a clue.

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  • TTT

    Mar 5, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #11

    This move raises a lot of questions for me. Fair enough nobody can argue against wanting to save the fans money and encourage a long term commitment. However, does it mean the club don’t see much progression happening in the next 10 years? I think this because if the club was competing in the champions league then they would every right to raise the price. Or could it mean the club is planning a down turn and will have sold lots of season tickets previously even though the club is underperforming? I know both views are pessimistic but its something to think about, it could just be a kind of sorry to the fans.

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  • kingkev9

    Mar 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #12

    The membership which is compulsory has gone up £10 so there has been an increase and could be next year and the year after…

    Also, why buy a season ticket now or sign up to the deal when you could get a half price ticket? How did that scheme benefit season ticket holders like me who have had a season ticket for 25 years? No reward for loyalty

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  • puretoon

    Mar 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #13

    @kingkev9 #12
    You’re spot on! we said that last year; this membership crap will rise each year, but they’ll still say the season ticket price is frozen, which in reality it is, but we will be paying out more and more every year.
    Talk about a right con-Ashley and Llambias would make excellent politicians.
    They’re making it sound like this clubs doing so well, but in reality, it’s no more than it should be

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  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #14

    TTT @ # 11

    Pessimistic in the extreme price freeze for next nine years because as you put it

    ”does it mean the club don’t see much progression happening in the next 10 years?

    We are seventh so if we progressed one position every year we would still have no progression in several years.

    So sad that you twist a gift around to look like a knife in the back.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 6, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibizatoon@ 8 :

    Of course i was trying to have a joke with you too!

    Seriously though is there actually anyone who is going to benefit from this Price-freeze policy!

    Or is it a rip-off ! Which is more than likely the case!

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