The Cardiff v Newcastle match is the last away game of the season for the Magpies.

With so much potentially riding on the game, the title and/or automatic promotion, the demand for away tickets was always going to be high.

Last month saw claims that Newcastle had asked for 10,000 tickets and that Cardiff were going to try and make 8,000 available.

When ticket details were then announced, Newcastle stated that 3,400 tickets had ‘initially’ been allocated.

Two weeks ago though many Cardiff City season ticket holders receive a letter (extract reproduced below) which explains that they will have to move to accommodate Newcastle fans.

The letter states that fans are being moved due to safety concerns, with Newcastle fans guaranteed to be in the home sections if demand can’t be satisfied.

Cardiff fans have been informed that instead of the usual 2,200 away allocation, there are up to around 6,000 places allocated to Newcastle supporters if the demand is there.

Therefore, Cardiff City are telling these season ticket holders that they will be offered alternative seats, with both the Safety Advisory Group and South Wales Police backing the decision.

Today’s Newcastle United  have made available tickets to the general public, so any NUFC fans wanting to buy a ticket for Cardiff can now do so – not just members and season ticket holders, so the platform is in place for Rafa’s team to have the backing of 6,000 travelling fans for the final away game, if the demand is there (Newcastle United themselves have not publicly acknowledged that up to 6,000 tickets are available and are still just stating that they were ‘initially allocated 3,400’).

Letter sent by Cardiff City to season tickets holders:

‘Dear Season Ticket Holder,

As you are aware this season’s final home game is versus Newcastle United.

The demand for away tickets for this fixture could greatly exceed the capacity available in our normal away section and with capacity available around the ground there is legitimate concern over away fans buying tickets in home areas for what could be a crucial fixture for our visitors.

Discussions have therefore been held with the Safety Advisory Group and South Wales Police and it has been decided to attempt to satisfy the demand for travelling supporters by potentially increasing the away ticket allocation from 2,200 to maximum of c6,000

The increase will be achieved by extending the away sector into blocks 123, and possibly 124 and (part of) 125 of the Family Stand and we apologise that this contingency may result in your possible relocation for this fixture….

Thank you for your ongoing support and trust you understand our rationale behind the decision that has been made in the best interests of public safety.’

Wayne Nash

For and on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club

NUFC official update (on Tuesday 18 April 2017) on away tickets for Cardiff v Newcastle:

Tickets for Newcastle’s final away game of the season, at Cardiff City, are now on general sale.

The Magpies were initially allocated around 3,400 tickets for the Friday night fixture, which will kick off at 7.45pm on 28th April.

Tickets are priced at £24 for adults, £20 for over-60s, £15 for 16 to 21-year-olds and £12 for under-16s. Ambulant disabled tickets are the same price but with carers free of charge. Any supporters under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family area tickets are also available but these are limited and supporters must call the Box Office.

They are priced at £18 for adults, £12 for over-60s, £10 for 16 to 21-year-olds and £5 for under-16s while a family ticket (two adults and two juniors) costs £40.



  • Geordiegiants

    It seems we have endless post on here about how boring Rafa and his tactics are. Then we have an average of over 51,000 for the season at home, and a demand that outstrips the product twice or thrice over for away games.
    What is the score there?

    • nevfur

      Winning overcomes tactics and entertainment despite all of the hot air. It gets well moaned about when we lose but overall this season we havent

  • Grahame Johnson

    I am a season ticket holder and must say going up will be enough if Rafa can do what he has with one transfer window. The connection with the clubs and fans is stronger then anytime in Ashley’s tender. Newcastle have reminded many a teams fans home and away how good a football occasion can be. We have brought the best out of fans and players in so many games. Birmingham, Bristol, Rotherham, Brentford, Huddersfield at our first home game and before their cracking season was in full tilt, are just a few of the teams who away support was first class.we related the compliment at all our away games. To me our 4500 away fans at Wigan mid week on sky near Xmas sums up all that I love about the toon. Rafa is our best chance of stability if Ashley allows him to continue building

    • Jezza

      Ashley hasn’t really even allowed Rafa to start building.