Rotherham United are the latest club to feel the benefit of having Newcastle United drop into the Championship.

Last Friday saw Fulham enjoy their first Craven Cottage sellout for some considerable time, up to 7,000 travelling Newcastle fans helping to fill the stadium to capacity.

This week also brought confirmation that Newcastle fans had snapped up the full allocation for Bristol City in two weekends’ time, whilst Saturday’s home match against Huddersfield is also heading for sold out signs, with over 50,000 tickets already sold.

It is still two months until Newcastle travel to play at Rotherham (first weekend in October) in the Championship and whilst match tickets aren’t on sale to Newcastle fans, the South Yorkshire club have already sold out another part of their operation.

Rotherham have confirmed that all hospitality and sponsorship packages are already sold out for the match, with their head of commercial sales amazed at the sales for the Newcastle game despite having a host of other matches to try and sell out before that game in October.

Head of Commercial sales at Rotherham, Mark Hitchens:

“There has been so much interest in the sponsorship and hospitality this season, and we expected the games against the likes of Newcastle would be popular.

“I think we are a little surprised just how many people wanted to be involved in this game, resulting in rapid sales.”

Hopefully this is where Newcastle United’s own hospitality will end, as great to see other clubs happy to see Newcastle bringing them extra business but let’s keep the generosity to what happens off the pitch from now on…