The away allocation of Sunderland v Newcastle tickets has now sold out for the derby in 16 days time.
Friday saw the criteria for applying drop down to 65 loyalty points and the last few tickets were snapped up.
Incidentally, the 65 loyalty points mark was when the final tickets went last as well.
Steve McClaren and his team travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday 25 October (12 noon kick-off) and the United Head Coach will be attempting to change a disgraceful run of results and performances overseen by Alan Pardew and John Carver.
In contrast, Sunderland are struggling to sell out the home sections.
The latest information from the Wearside club says that fans are limited to buying a maximum of SIX tickets each on application (see statement on derby tickets from SAFC below).
‘Secure your seat at the SoL as the Black Cats look to make it six in a row.
Tickets for the upcoming Wear-Tyne derby are on sale now!
Sunderland host Newcastle United on Sunday 25th October in a 12 noon kick-off at the Stadium of Light, where they will be looking to record a sixth successive victory over their fierce rivals.
Prices start from £15 for under 16s, £26 for over 65s and £32 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased via the telephone hotline 0871 911 1973, in person from the Stadium of Light ticket office, or via the online box office, if a valid purchase history exists.
A limit of six tickets per customer is in place for this game and all ticket transactions are recorded and can be traced to the original purchaser.
Supporters are reminded that they are still responsible for any tickets bought under their name and customer number and given to third parties.’
Newcastle United are also once again running the ‘free’ coaches with places costing £4 per person (money to an unspecified charity).
With the club releasing the following statement:
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
Newcastle United are once again providing transport to the Stadium of Light for supporters who have purchased a ticket for the fixture at Sunderland on Sunday, 25th October (noon kick-off).
The cost per supporter will be £4 with boarding at St. James’ Park from 9.30am for a 10am departure.
Supporters are encouraged to use the coaches to travel to the game as it assists local police to manage the arrival and departure of Newcastle supporters attending the game.
The Club will still be paying the full cost of the coaches, however all monies raised by the Club by levying this charge will be paid to a chosen Newcastle United charity.