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Have NUFC Broken ‘Supporter Charter’ For Norwich Match?

8 years ago

Newcastle United this week announced the following cut price tickets for the visit of Norwich;

Due to the Canaries not selling their full allocation of tickets fir the Premier League fixture, it has given the club the opportunity to create a fantastic offer in Level 7 of the Sir John Hall Stand. Adults can secure their seat for just £15 and anyone under the age of 18 can take in the match for just £5.

Now I’m all for every seat being filled at St,James’ Park and prices to be as low as possible but Newcastle United have their own Supporter Charter which governs how they treat both home and away fans and has to be in line with the Premier League rules governing such things.

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In Newcastle United’s Supporter Charter it states the following;

Away ticket prices are the same as those charged to home supporters in comparable seating accommodation.All concessionary rates are also available to visiting supporters.

Norwich fans have been charged £26 for adults and £13 for kids.

So if indeed the cut price tickets NUFC are offering are for the seats that should have accommodated Norwich bums then it appears clear to me that if it is going to be Newcastle bums on those seats then Newcastle United can only charge £26 and £13, not £15 and £5, or else they’d be breaking their own charter and indeed the Premier League rules.

No problem with Newcastle United offering whatever cut price tickets even though I’ve paid top dollar, problem is though that this clumsy attempt to fill empty seats falls down thanks to their very own rules!

With 4,000 empty seats for the Villa match I’m guessing the club are sadly likely to have at least that many, or more, for Norwich and we/they can’t just blame it on Canaries unwilling to migrate north!

I hear the distant sound of cut price part season tickets again….

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