The Newcastle v Rotherham match in two weeks time looks guaranteed to be yet another 50,000+ crowd at St James Park.

Tickets went on sale to away fans today (Wednesday) and the response was pretty remarkable.

Especially considering that they attract average gates of less than 10,000, are rock bottom of the Championship and look in a hopeless position 12 points off safety.

On the first day of sale, Rotherham fans bought 1,300 tickets and less than a thousand of their initial 2,295 allocation now remain.

With tickets currently only available at a rate of one per season ticket holder and two and a half weeks to go until the match, it looks pretty certain that Rotherham fans will be buying up the rest of their initial allocation as well as the other 900 tickets that will be available if/when they request them from Newcastle.

A Saturday 3pm kick-off, credit to the Rotherham supporters for being so determined to enjoy their day/weekend on Tyneside no matter what this season is throwing at them.

Rotherham United Official Announcement:

Newcastle United ticket sales update…

Sales for Rotherham United’s trip to Newcastle United on Saturday 21st January have reached the 1,300-mark after the first full day of sales.

The Red and White Shop at the Millers’ AESSEAL New York Stadium home had a constant flow of supporters queuing for tickets for the game against the Magpies throughout the day yesterday, in addition to sales made online and over the phone.

The club would like to remind supporters that our initial allocation of tickets for this fixture is 2,295, meaning around 1,000 remain and the match has been designated as an ALL TICKET fixture.

At present, tickets are only on sale to Season Ticket holders with one available per supporter.

We would encourage anyone wanting to purchase a ticket for the game to do so at the earliest possible convenience to avoid disappointment. ‘