Watford season ticket holders lose out due to Newcastle demand for FA Cup tickets
Watford season ticket holders are unable to apply for their own seats for the third round FA Cup match, due to the demand for tickets from Newcastle United.
The third round tie takes place at Vicarage Road on Saturday 9 January and season ticket holders in the Family Stand, must wait to see what tickets are left in the other three stands after those season ticket holders have their fill.
For Premier League matches, Watford have to offer at least 10% (around 2,000) tickets for their (just under) 21,000 capacity stadium, to away fans.
However, FA Cup rules mean that 15% of tickets, around 3,100) have to be made available on a sale or return basis and Newcastle United have indicated to Watford that they expect to sell at least 3,000 tickets for the FA Cup-Tie.
Tickets are now on sale to Newcastle United season ticket holders, priced at Adults £18, OAPs/16-19 years old £9 and Under 16 £4.50.
Official Watford Statement
‘Tickets for Watford’s match with Newcastle United in the FA Cup Third Round (Sat Jan 9, 3pm kick-off) at Vicarage Road will go on sale from 4pm today (Tue Dec 15).
Season ticket holders in the Rookery, Graham Taylor and Sir Elton John Stands will have an exclusive period of time to purchase their own seats.
Meanwhile, season ticket holders in the Family Stand will not be able to purchase their usual seats, as under FA Cup competition rules, the host club must offer the visitors a number of tickets – on a sale or return basis – which must be up to 15% stadium capacity (currently c. 3,100 of just under 21,000).
Our visitors Newcastle United have indicated that they expect to sell at least 3,000 tickets for this fixture, thus our need for relocation.’
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