Newcastle have announced today that season ticket sales at Newcastle United have soared past last season’s total.
And that’s with Newcastle now a second division club and the season is still three weeks away, when we play at Fulham on Friday, 5th August to kick-off the Championship season – four weeks way to the first home game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday 13th August KO 3:00 pm.
This could only happen at Newcastle and of course the excitement is that we now have a world-class manager in charge of the club in Rafa Benitez.
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The changes he is quickly making at the club and with the squad are there for all to see – not least of which is that he’s already signed five good players within two weeks and more are said to be on the way.
And of course this will also help Newcastle’s financial position and we hope we will be down below for only one season and straight back up to the Premier League next May.
St. James’ Park
Here’s some of the information the club has put out today on season ticket sales to help get the word out in case anybody wants to sign up – quickly.
The club has announced 33,000 supporters have already renewed or purchased a season ticket, which secures a seat at all 23 of the Magpies’ home league fixtures during the 2016/17 campaign.
With Rafa Benítez’s side kicking off their pre-season preparations at Bohemian FC, in Dublin, on Saturday, fellow supporters now have a four-week general sale period in which to secure their seats at St. James’ Park ahead of the home league opener.
Huddersfield Town will be the first Championship visitors to Tyneside on Saturday, 13th August (3pm kick-off), eight days after United get the league season under way at Fulham, live on Sky Sports.
Following last week’s deadline for existing season ticket holders, a limited number of seats have now become available in the stadium’s hugely popular Family Area, offering a full season of football from just £329 for adults and £68 for juniors.
Availability remains good in most other areas of St. James’ Park, though there are only a handful of individual seats remaining in the South East corner of the ground.
Prices include a stadium-wide 10% discount on all season tickets, which was announced by the club in May – adding to a previous reduction of up to 54 per cent on all junior season ticket prices announced in February.
Following the 10% discount, existing season ticket holders who have paid up front in full will soon be receiving details of refunds, while existing season ticket holders on the Club’s Direct Debit scheme will be notified of reductions in their payments shortly.
Existing season ticket holders are reminded to retain last season’s entry card for the new 2016/17 campaign. New season ticket holders and supporters who have moved seats or changed concession bands will receive a new card by Thursday, 4th August.
The Club will be emailing season ticket holders next week with full information on entry cards, including what to do if cards have been lost or damaged.
To find out more about 2016/17 season tickets and to secure your seat now, visit here, call 0844 372 1892 or call into the St. James’ Park Box Office.
The Matchday Box Office in the Milburn Stand will be open from 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday and 10:00am-5:00pm throughout next week.
It would be good to have a sellout for our first home game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday 13th August – kick-off 3:00 pm.
Note: On Saturday July 30th, Peruvian Independence Day, Nolberto Solano will be attending as the special guest at Solano’s Peruvian Cuisine and Nobby will be available for autographs, pose for photos, and a chat!
Here’s details of the event if you would like to book your ticket now.