An official club statement has been released on Newcastle United ticket prices.
United announcing that no season tickets would go up in price next season but that individual tickets for the attractive matches (Mackems, Man Utd etc if we are still in Premier League…) will go up.
For a small minority of fans there will be a £50 season ticket price cut, this applies only to the couple of thousand supporters in the 18-21 section, these are the seats at the very front of the Leazes End, plus some in the lower part of the corner between Milburn and Leazes stands, presumably the club having difficulty shifting these ones.
The club have also referenced the fact that by the start of next season everybody will also be aware of the next TV megadeals which are expected to show another steep rise in revenue, those new deals kicking in for the 2016/17 season.
Interesting the timing of this announcement as the club didn’t inform those season ticket holders who weren’t on a long-term deal of what they’d be paying, until March last year.
Seems clear that this ‘good news’ story has been released now in an attempt to divert some attention away from not appointing a manager, not buying players, the impending massive profits announcement for last season, plus the ongoing worries of Moussa Sissoko and/or others being sold, as well as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Hatem Ben Arfa who have already been allowed to leave.
Newcastle United ticket prices statement
Newcastle United have announced a freeze on the price of all season tickets for next season and have significantly reduced the price for its younger fans in the 18-21 seating area, with tickets being cut from £300 for the current season down to £250 for 2015/16.
The Magpies have taken the lead in ticket pricing over recent years, with initiatives including hugely popular long-term season ticket price-freeze deals and a move to encourage reciprocal pricing agreements between opposing clubs to drive down the cost of ticket prices for away fans.
The decision to reduce season ticket prices for young fans and to freeze all other prices has been taken in line with the Club’s policy to make football affordable, reward loyalty, and also takes into consideration that by the start of next season Premier League clubs will be aware of the value of the new television rights deal negotiated by the Premier League with broadcasters, to commence in 2016/17.
To ensure season ticket holders gain maximum value and to further reward their loyalty, for next season single tickets for the higher category games will be subject to a price increase and will, on occasions, be restricted to members-only sales, meaning there will be no general sale.