Newcastle’s game at Goodison Park has been moved from Saturday 21st April to Monday night two days later with a kick-off time of 8:00pm.
This has caused real problems for the Newcastle fans and others who are planning to attend the game and these late changes really mess up the fans.
Newcastle will refund the ticket price for fans who cannot attend, but they have made travel arrangements and they wonder if they can get refunds for both travel and lodging for the game.
Loyal Newcastle Fans
Here is the announcement Newcastle made yesterday after Sky Sports changed the date of the game:
Newcastle’s Premier League game at Everton has been selected for live television broadcast.
Sky Sports will show the match from Goodison Park, meaning a new date of Monday, 23rd April. Kick-off will be at 8pm (UK time).
Supporters who have purchased tickets but are unable to attend on the new date should contact the box office with the key, relevant details to help identify the sale, and they will be given a full refund.
Tickets for the game are currently on sale to season ticket holders with 15 or more loyalty points.
United have received an allocation of just under 3,000 tickets, priced at £30 for adults, £23 for over-65s and £18 for under-18s.
A small number of restricted view seats are available at £29 for adults, £22 for over-65s and £17 for under-18s. Supporters aged 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
To buy tickets, please visit tickets.nufc.co.uk, call 0844 372 1892 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge) or visit the St. James’ Park box office in person.
Meanwhile, the Premier League will confirm a new date for the Magpies’ game at Tottenham Hotspur as part of May’s broadcast selections, which will be announced in early April.
Everton have said they are busy ‘liaising’ with supporters clubs to assist with the significant problems caused by this late change of date for the game.
Fans have taken to Twitter to register their absolute disgust at this change in the fixture.
Proof yet again that the TV money is more important than the travelling fans. Literally no fucks given in moving that Everton match. #NUFC
— Southern Supporter (@NUFC_1987) March 23, 2018
Are @NUFC and @Everton that desperate for an extra 1mil? can both clubs just say NO to @SkySports and play the @FA scheduled game as originally planned? Total disregard to their respective supporters, about time clubs stood up to tv and said NO #NUFC
— Darren (@darrentate40) March 23, 2018
In the last financial year, @SkyUK made a profit of £1.05bn. @SkySports / @SkySportsPL have moved the #NUFC vs Everton match from a Sat to Mon night with less than 4 weeks notice. #NUFC will make £1m from the televised game. Time for either/or to step up and compensate fans.
— Adam C. (@adamecurry) March 23, 2018
— footy90.com (@footy90com) March 23, 2018
— Bob Scott (@scotty8461) March 22, 2018