The club has announced that for the first time since the latest membership schemes were introduced, a Newcastle United home fixture has sold out before going on general sale.

The derby against the mackems sold out one day before tickets were due to go on general sale .

All the tickets for Newcastle fans have gone to Club Members and NUFC are indicating that they expect the same to happen with the Liverpool match at St.James’ Park on April 1st.

Newcastle United currently has close to 41,000 adult Members (Back in 2001 the club had over 55,000 members on a previous membership scheme), along with nearly 4,500 junior Members (Magpies), and season ticket holders automatically become a Club Member (season ticket holders had £15 added to their season ticket price to pay for membership).

In the build-up to the sunderland fixture, the Club added around 1,000 adult Memberships.

I’m all for season ticket holders having as many benefits as possible (especially when it comes to the team winning matches!) but I do find it unacceptable that if you are only able to go to just an odd match, particularly if you live outside the area/country, then you have to pay an extra £25 for membership. It isn’t just the big big matches either because with home tickets not available on general sale until around a couple of weeks beforehand, you’d want to be 100% certain of your tickets before booking flights/hotels etc.

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