With all tickets sold for the trip to Fulham in 11 days time, Newcastle United have now put on sale tickets for the trip to Bristol City.
Tickets are initially on sale to season ticket holders with 50+ loyalty points, with further criteria detailed below.
Newcastle fans snapped up the official 2,700 allocation for Craven Cottage but the adjacent ‘mixed’ area at Fulham, means United are due to have the backing of around 5,000 supporters in total.
Sadly Bristol City is a more typical situation that travelling Newcastle fans will encounter this season.
Whereas almost all Premier League clubs offer at least 3,000 away tickets (if your club asks for them…), Bristol City have allocated Newcastle only 2,500 – a figure which apparently will be the maximum in the majority of Championship away games.
Another negative is that Mike Ashley/Lee Charnley are continuing their counter-productive and petty scheme of refusing to sell Newcastle fans a single away ticket unless they first pay £35 for a year’s membership.
So for example, if season ticket holders/members don’t buy up the full 2,500 Bristol City allocation, then you could have tickets going spare but United fans who live in the south west and it being the only match they can get to all season, having to either not go or pay £66 for one match – £35 membership, £30 for Bristol City adult ticket, and the £1 extra that Ashley charges Newcastle fans for the privilege of buying every away ticket to support the team.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Tickets for Newcastle United’s Sky Bet Championship away game at Bristol City are now on sale to season ticket holders with 50 or more loyalty points.
On Saturday, 20th August (3pm kick-off), Rafa Benitez’s Magpies travel to Ashton Gate – a ground where they staged a dramatic second-half comeback to claim a point on their last visit, more than six years ago.
Season ticket holders with 50 or more loyalty points can now secure their seat. The points threshold will drop to 25 points on Thursday (28th July) and from Monday, 1st August, all season ticket holders can purchase tickets.
Subject to availability, tickets will go on sale to Members on Thursday, 4th August.
Newcastle have been given an allocation of around 2,500 seats for the game, with tickets priced at £30 for adults, £27 for over-65s and under-25s, £15 for under-19s and £10 for under-12s.
Fans who wish to travel to this fixture are advised to apply for tickets as early as possible so that the Club can work with Bristol City to service demand.
Supporters who buy concessionary tickets are advised that they should carry ID with them at the match. Any supporter purchasing at the incorrect age band risks non entry on matchday as upgrading at the visiting club is not necessarily permitted on the day.
Age bands away from home vary on a game-by-game basis and do not necessarily mirror your age band held at Newcastle United. It is essential that the correct age band is selected at the time of purchase to prevent any disappointment on the day at the visiting club.
As with last season, in order to be sure of sitting together season ticket holders and Members must be registered in an away travel group before purchasing tickets (maximum of ten persons per one group).’