Newcastle United have confirmed the number of season ticket sales so far for next season.
With it now being 21 days until the Championship kicks off (away at Fulham) and 29 days until Newcastle’s first home game against Huddersfield (Saturday 13 August), the club has revealed that over 33,000 season tickets have been sold so far.
The majority of season ticket holders had to decide in January whether to renew, the club setting a deadline for those paying by direct debit on the long-term ticket deals, and those fans starting to pay for this season’s (2016/17) season ticket before last season was over and relegation confirmed.
Nevertheless it is a remarkable figure and a tribute both to the loyalty of the NUFC fanbase and faith in Rafa Benitez.
We are now well on the way to beating the near forty four thousand average home gates that United attracted in the 2009/10 Championship season.
Official Newcastle United Statement:
‘Season ticket sales at Newcastle United have soared past last season’s total – with the first league game at St. James’ Park still a full month away.
Despite relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, more than 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.’