Rotherham v Newcastle have confirmed that the game is almost sold out some four weeks in advance of the match.
Rotherham state that there are now only hundreds of tickets left in the home sections, with these set to be snapped up in the coming days.
Tickets had been due to go on sale to the Rotherham general public in two weeks time but that now looks very unlikely.
Even then Newcastle fans would have been out of luck if attempting to buy them, having to turn up ar Rotherham’s ticket office in person and show them a recent utility bill and photo ID before being able to buy a ticket.
Then even if you had got over that hurdle, Rotherham say that they would then ask Newcastle United to check their records and if you appeared on those, then your ticket would be cancelled.
As it happens, despite Rotherham having almost sold out, no tickets in the away section have gone on sale yet. However, these are sure to go straight away with Rotherham in easy travelling distance and a new ground for NUFC fans.
With 7,000 Newcastle fans at Fulham on a Friday night and confirmation today that Newcastle’s increased 2,700 allocation for QPR has only a handful of tickets left for a Tuesday night in West London, it was never going to be a problem shifting a couple of thousand for a 3pm Saturday kick-off in South Yorkshire.
Rotherham United Official Statement:
‘There are now less than 1,000 tickets remaining for Rotherham United’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Newcastle United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday 1st October (3pm).
Tickets are currently on sale to supporters who have a purchase history with the club, which includes season ticket holders who want to purchase extra tickets.
Should there by any tickets remaining, they will go on general sale at 9am Monday 19th September.*
* When the tickets go on general sale, any supporters who have not purchased tickets with Rotherham United before will need to provide us with a recent utility bill and photographic ID before purchasing tickets.
Any visiting supporters found in home areas will be ejected from the stadium for breaching Ground Regulations.
The club will be communicating with Newcastle United FC to cross reference any new supporters who have purchased tickets in the home end to make sure that they are not away supporters.
Should the club find that any away supporters have purchased tickets in the home areas of the ground, these tickets will be cancelled and will not work with the automated turnstile system.’