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Great news on Tottenham vs Newcastle away tickets allocation

6 years ago

Great news on the Tottenham vs Newcastle away tickets allocation for the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday 17th December.

I highlighted two weeks ago what the allocation could/should be.

The rules of the League Cup state the following;

22.2 In all Cup Competition matches, the Visiting Club shall have the right to claim 15 per cent of all tickets reserved or otherwise sold in advance (any variation to that figure shall be subject to the consent of the Management Committee).

The capacity of White Hart Lane is 36,284 and 15% of that figure is 5,442.

Two weeks ago I wrote the following;

Sadly, even if Newcastle had asked for that 5,442 (15%) figure, the actual highest number possible will probably be 4,100, though that shouldn’t stop United from pressing as hard as they can for that 15% figure. This (4,100) was the limit for Brighton in the fourth round when they played at Spurs, they wanted more but were turned for ‘operational reasons’.

It is Newcastle’s duty to take at least that 4,100 figure, anything less will be letting the fans, the players and yes, even Alan Pardew down.

The rules about asking for the away allocation are as follows;

22.2.1 the request for tickets shall be made within three days of the draw, with the exception of the First Round where such request should be made no later than 14 days before the date of the match.

It appears though that Newcastle came to some arrangement with Spurs that allowed them to base the allocation (up to a certain maximum) on how many they could sell over a certain period.

The great news being that Newcastle United have confirmed that they are heading for a 4,200 sell-out with only a few hundred tickets left, so United have actually ended up with a few more tickets than Brighton’s 4,100.

Let’s hope the team do the business on the night for the travelling fans and everybody else back at home.


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