After attracting over thirty four thousand fans on Tuesday night, NUFC are stepping up their new cup ticketing initiative for Newcastle v Preston.
The game is confirmed as a 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday 25 October and is almost guaranteed not to have been chosen for liver TV coverage.
In the last round Newcastle offered discounts if fans bought before the day of the match, charging £10 and £3 concessions, then returning to the usual £15/£5 prices on the actual matchday against Wolves.
Now they have moved that idea on further, keeping advanced sales at the same price but making the disparity significantly bigger, by raising the usual matchday Cup prices.
Fans will now pay £20 and £10 concessions if buying on the day (25 Oct) of the Preston game.
So for Wolves it was a saving of £7 if you bought an adult and concession ticket together (£10/£3 v £15/£5), whereas for Preston it will be a saving of £17 (£10/£3 v £20/£10) if buying in advance.
Newcastle United Official Announcement:
‘Newcastle United’s EFL Cup last 16 tie with Preston North End will be played on Tuesday, 25th October, with a 7.45pm kick-off at St. James’ Park.
Rafa Benitez’s side welcome fellow Sky Bet Championship side Preston to Tyneside for their third home game in the competition so far, having dispatched Cheltenham Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers – on Tuesday night – in rounds two and three respectively.
And, in order to ease pressure on the cash turnstiles on the day, supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance, with ticket prices for the fourth round match set at £10 for adults and £3 for concessions, rising to £20 for adults and £10 for concessions for purchases made on the day or at the turnstiles.
After Tuesday’s night’s 2-0 third round win over Wolves was watched by a large crowd of over 34,000, United fans will have the opportunity to fill the lower stadium bowl, with the travelling Preston supporters due to be seated in their usual space in Level 7 of the Leazes Stand.
The two sides will meet each other in the EFL Cup for the first time this season, with a league clash between the Magpies and Preston set to take place at Deepdale on Saturday, 29th October – just four days after they face each other at St James Park.’