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More Good Deals For Season Tickers Holders At Newcastle

12:22 pm, Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

It appears that Newcastle have more good deals for season tickers holders at Newcastle United, which have just been announced today.

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Mike Ashley – not maximizing season ticket revenues

It doesn’t seem to us that Mike Ashley is trying to maximize the revenues the club gets from their attendances at home games, and there are price cuts for next year’s season ticket holders – and we suppose he’d rather have a full house than the extra revenues – which of course will only help Newcastle at home games.

These days the match day receipts make up only about a quarter of the revenues at Newcastle, and in the last financial year through last June 30th, our revenues were £95.9M.

And of that the match day receipts were £27.8M – about 29% of revenues – and the average match day attendance in the last financial year was an impressive 50,517 – the third highest after Manchester United and Arsenal – but still almost 2,000 short of capacity.

Mike Ashley doesn’t always do things that pleases the Newcastle fans – but these are really good deals – and Mike deserves some credit for this.

Now we need him to spend some big money in this summer’s transfer market. :D

This is what Newcastle United have posted on their web-site about the new season ticket deals:

Newcastle United have confirmed more price cuts for another 10,000 of the Club’s loyal season ticket holders at St. James’ Park for the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign.

Just weeks after confirming that many season ticket holders on eight, nine and ten-year price freeze deals could see a price reduction, the Club can now confirm options for supporters who are signed up to its three-year ‘up-front’ deal and existing supporters on one-year deals and half-season deals.

The next set of renewal forms are set to land on doormats from Monday (17th March) and for those on the three-year deal, there could be a saving of up to £103 in a single season.

Three-year deal

With the three-year deal expiring, those on the deal now have two attractive options – without the requirement to pay up front.
The first option is to enter into a five-year scheme paid by annual direct debit, which will see prices for category two areas of the stadium starting at just £475 per season.
While fans are unable to opt out of the five-year duration, the £475 adult price represents a saving of £103 on the standard price of £578 – that’s a saving of £515 over five seasons.

Alternatively, those supporters can switch to the Club’s existing ten-year price freeze deal, which will hold their season ticket price at £519 for a category two seat for the duration of the deal – a saving of £59 on a standard one-year season ticket next season.

One-year season tickets

Existing season ticket holders on one-year agreements also have two choices for the 2014/15 season as detailed in their renewal documents.
An adult who paid £602 for a category two seat this season will have the option to purchase a one-year ticket at a reduced price of £578 – a saving of £24 – for 2014/15.
The savings keep on coming with the second option, which is to revert to the seven years remaining on the Club’s original ten-year price freeze deal.
Supporters with existing one-year season tickets can switch and guarantee an adult seat at £549 per season – saving £53 in 2014/15 alone.

Half-season tickets

Supporters who took advantage of this season’s half-season ticket deal at just £64 for juniors can now switch to the Family Area – which holds 8,200 supporters at St. James’ Park – for just £105 for the entire 2014/15 season.

An adult and junior season ticket can be secured for as little as £488 combined. The cheapest season ticket for an adult and child at St. James’ Park for 2014/15 will be just £417 combined (applicable to those on the ten-year price freeze deal).

For more information on tickets for fixtures at St. James’ Park, please visit www.nufc.co.uk/tickets, call 0844 372 1892 or email boxoffice@nufc.co.uk.

Comments welcome.



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belfast // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Nope, No mention of the sports direct mug or mag.

    It’s a con !

  • 2 mag // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    The new season tickets are shaped like a boomerang so that they can’t be thrown away.

  • 3 dufuss // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    buy one get one free
    i would go back then ….or not until something positive happens……
    needless to say ashley bog off

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    The free mug must come when you buy a certain amount of season tickets then?

    Bet there is hell on deciding who gets to keep the mug with a family ticket.

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    I bet those tickets will sell them self right Ibiza ;)

  • 6 martoon // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I’m on the ten year deal and my ST at renewal went down by about £39. It doesn’t seem very fair that those on a 3 or 5 year deal seem to get a bigger reduction!

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    More good deals for those who wish to remain mired in mediocrity and perpetuate this insipid regime.

    As if 6 more years of pardew minimum would induce anyone to part with their hard earned. Sadly the reality is there are, 50 000 of them.

    it comes to something when your own player says ” we were boring ” Well now he knows how we feel.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Martoon…what’s fair in life mate?

    …you get food everyday and somewhere someone doesn’t! That’s life mate!

  • 9 Barton // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Another bribe to keep the silent masses happy,get the money in on false promises early befor another summer transfer window of zero effort,will the sheep ever learn ? and befor i am shouted down,jst remember that fat barstewerd is laughing his hind end off at us.

  • 10 wynsleap // Mar 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    No Ed they are NOT good deals.
    Even if they were £50 for the season, the fact that you can’t get out of the deal for 5 years, there’s no intention of ever improving the playing side of the club and you can’t even guarantee what division you are going to be in means the deals are worthless.
    It is about time the Geordie support stood up to Ashley and refused to subsidise this guy any more. With these offers he is obviously running scared at having greatly reduced gates next season. Let’s make it even worse for him and we might see the end of this s**t regime.

  • 11 Ibizatoon // Mar 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    martoon…For a rewarding system, it doesn’t seem to be rewarding those who are most faithful, which raises a few questions really.

    I.E. Is it really to just try and get numbers back again, as people are giving up their season tickets?

    I don’t view it as a reward at all, it’s just a scheme to try and deal with the clubs incompetence.

    Jesper..We’ll be the envy of the PL. It is forecasted that due to the inclusion of a SD mug, even fans of other clubs are thinking of signing up to the 10 year deal.

  • 12 ASTORIA // Mar 17, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    The little caveat I have just read is that if you sign up for these cheaper season tickets you are tied in for 5 years with no get out clause. So if you were unfortunate to say lose your job or your circumstances changed, or the club were relegated 4 years in a row, there is no way out of this contract. Seems like Ashley is trying to guarantee his income without giving anything back in return, well at least for 5 years anyway!!!




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