Newcastle Average Home League Crowd Just Short Of 50,000

Newcastle United have recorded their highest home attendance for more than 35 years.

Newcastle’s famous fans

Sunday’s last home game against league leaders Manchester City, saw 52,389 supporters in the ground to watch Newcastle take on league leaders Manchester City, which we fianlly lost 2-0, after a brave effort.

That was the biggest attendance at the ground since 1976, but the attendance for the home game against Sunderland this season was 52,388 supports – just one less than Sunday’s attendance, so it’s a bit of a technicality – the ground officially holds 52,387.

So in the Manchester City and Sunderland games they were over that attendance, so I suppose we had better keep quiet about that.

By our reckoning Newcastle have had full houses in 2012 for the home games against Manchester United, Wolves, Sunderland, Liverpool, Bolton, Stoke and Manchester City, and Newcastle won all of those games except a draw against Wolves and the defeat against Manchester City.

In early December we also had a sell-out for the Chelsea game – and we are saying it’s a full house if the crowd is over 52,200.

There have been 948,777 fans through the gates for the 19 home league games this season, and that’s an average of 49,936 – and while that’s good if the lads do as well or better next season, we expect the average crowd to be even higher than that.

In the listing of average home crowds as a percentage of the capacity, Newcastle are only in 11th place, It’s interesting that Norwich are top on 101.5% – over capacity, followed by Manchester United and Arsenal at 99.4% and 99.2%, with Newcastle on 95.3%.

It’s hardly surprising that Blackburn are bottom of the table on 71.8% but Sunderland are 3rd bottom on only 78.9%, which is a little surprising.

On total average attendance Newcastle are only behind Manchester United (75,387) and Arsenal (60,000).

And with the Newcastle hierarchy keen to have the stadium full for each home game, the half price season ticket deal that Newcastle put into effect earlier in the season,  should guarantee big  crowds from now on.

That’s even though Newcastle seem to be limiting what they could get from St. James’ Park match day receipts, but it’s good to have the ground completely full.

Then we scare the living daylights out of most teams. 😀

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    May 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #1


  • Baro

    May 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Seems Newcastle will indeed have a whole new reserve and youth team.
    Trial after trial it is from now on….

    Now I see another youngster offered a trial….
    Victor Tsado, he has a video up on youtube

  • PapistosGrinBenArfasWand

    May 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone know if Baines, Neville, Gibson are injured for the blue Scouse on Sunday?

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #4

    It really isn’t suprising that the Stadium of Shite echoes with emptiness…

  • geordiejamie89

    May 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t wait to sign some great players and get even better. If Alan Pardew can get the best out of James Perch and the likes, and make them into solid prem players, I’d love to see what he’d be able to do with the 5 top players supposedly coming in. Add to that some quality youngsters, another good season on the way.

  • Toon1978

    May 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #6


    Where did you hear that mate?

  • Dannyo

    May 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Searched twitter but cant find his name, where did u get it from?

  • GeordieToon89

    May 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Raheem Hanley

    All of those signed for us on free transfers would be amaaaaaaaazing plus the couple of main deals:

    Luuk De Jong
    Erik Pieters/Aly Cissokho

    Then whoever else weve got on trial and stuff

  • Toon1978

    May 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #9
  • GeordieToon89

    May 10, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone know when the clubs official player awards will be announced?

  • geordiejamie89

    May 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #11

    More news today that Leon Best leaving. With Leon Best, Lovenkrands, Alan Smith, Ranger, Xisco, Danny Simpson, Danny Gosling and possibly more likely to leave, that leaves lots of wages for new players, alongside the money gained from a successful season.
    It would be great if we could get Hoilett or a top player like him, as he’s got plenty potential. I’d love it if Newcastle came out with a real shocker, like when Spurs snapped up Van Der Vart out of the blue. And he’s not on huge wages when compared against other top prem teams. I know it’s dreaming, but it creates great excitement when a team signs a great player. If another club doesn’t come in for Kaka, a season long loan last minute, or something like that would be immense on half the wages. I’m not suggesting Kaka, I’m just suggesting a top player out of favour at his club.

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    May 10, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Well from the sound of things there is gunna be a big clearout this summer. I wonder if Ashley will hang Illuminous 30 percent signs around their necks and stick them on

  • GeordieToon89

    May 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #13

    geordiejamie89 – We couldnt afford even half of Kakas wages hahaha.. a get what your saying though

  • Cabaye4

    May 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #14

    nowhere near as much as anfield

  • Cabaye4

    May 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #15

    when was the last time newcastle were in europe or wembley

  • ochytoon

    May 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Oooooh a scouser. Sorry where are you in the league? And were are we?

  • Dannyo

    May 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Good old Nobby Solano hangs up his boots.
    The memories…

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    May 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #18


    When was the last time NUFC had their worst season for fifty years and spent 80 million quid on players not worth 10 combined

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    May 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #19


    Btw It must be hard to type on ure phone and steal car radio’s at the same time, thats some talent.

  • dmac

    May 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Im confused. Why would a scouser not only read out forums but create an account to post and name it not ImaScouser but after one of our midfield? Must be very jealous of the fact we have a canny midfield whilst they have shelvey,henderson,spearing,downing,kuyt, adam to name but a few …..

  • GeordieToon89

    May 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Bas Dost 32 goals in 25 games has signed for Wolfsburg for 6.5m Euros!!! On a 4 year deal

  • davybtoon

    May 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Gt89 that deal has been in the pipeline for a few weeks a snip at that price

  • Dannyo

    May 10, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Dont worry mate, Luuk De Jong….

  • ImightBe Wrong

    May 10, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Some Celtic fan turned up at the wrong stadium.


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