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Increased Family Enclosure To Cover Lack Of Demand For Season Tickets?

8 years ago

Newcastle United are increasing the size of the family enclosure at St.James’ Park, with the press release reporting that is due to ‘unprecedented demand’.

The family enclosure has grown and grown in size in recent years, helping to fill what would otherwise have been empty seats in many cases.

Pile it high and sell it cheap is the mantra with prices from £483 for an adult and child in the family section.

As for the ‘unprecedented demand’, it is a bit hard to see that on the back of near relegation, poor football and no new signings, that overall demand has in any way gone up.

I love to see St.James’ Park full and take every single empty seat as an insult. However, this measure can to me mean only one thing and that season ticket sales have been dismal apart from those who stupid like me and would go if we were playing in whatever division, plus those tied into the long-term deals that they can’t cancel until January.

Standard adult season tickets start from £530 elsewhere in SJP, so of course family enclosure prices are attractive…if you still want to go.

I sit in a bog standard seat in the Leazes End and it costs me £602 for the coming season and my son £285. Not everybody can sit in the family enclosure or would choose to and my big gripe is not particularly about my ticket price but I do think it is a disgrace that my 9 year old son has to pay £285 for his season ticket, while an adult in the family enclosure pays hardly any more than that.


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