Only 36 hours after the third round replay at St James Park, the Oxford v Newcastle fourth round FA Cup match has already sold out.
With only 1,800 tickets, Newcastle’s allocation was always going to be massively oversubscribed, having taken almost five thousand to Birmingham in the third round game.
The club announcing that the loyalty points requirement has now been lowered (see below) but obviously all the tickets effectively sold already, with none going to reach members, never mind the general public.
As for our hosts, Oxford United would have sold out even earlier if it hadn’t been for the fact that they gave season ticket holders some time to get tickets before releasing them to those other fans already on their database.
Oxford United asked their supporters to be patient because their ticketing website was struggling to cope, before then confirming that the last tickets had been snapped up on Friday morning.
Oxford United via their official Twitter account:
“If you are trying to get online to book FA CUP tickets bear with us- VERY high demand for the last 900…”
“SOLD OUT. Our FA Cup home game v Newcastle United is now sold out, although if you are on the club database you can add your name to the waiting list.”
Newcastle Official Announcement:
‘Tickets for Newcastle United’s trip to Oxford United in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round are now on sale to season ticket holders with 100 loyalty points.
The club has been allocated around 1,800 tickets for the tie, which takes place at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday 28th January (kick-off 3pm).
Tickets are priced at £21 for adults, £15 for over-65s, £14 for ages 18-21 and full-time students (ID required) and £12 for ages 13-18.
Tickets for under-13s and under-7s are priced at £8 and £5 respectively and all children in these categories must be accompanied by an adult.
To purchase tickets, please visit tickets.nufc.co.uk, call 0844 372 1892 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge) or call in to the St. James’ Park box office (Milburn Stand).
Further announcements on loyalty points will be made in due course subject to availability.’