Newcastle United have confirmed a free event for supporters on Monday 1 August.

Fans will be given free access into St James Park and be able to watch the team train under Rafa Benitez.

This yearly event saw some 14,000 fans turn up last year and with rising spirits under Rafa, it looks likely that this figure could be beaten.

Earlier today, Newcastle United confirmed that season ticket sales had already passed 33,000 with over four weeks to go until the first home fixture.

The open day will also include various activities for supporters, with the day kicking off at 9am on 1 August.

Official Newcastle United announcement:

‘Newcastle United have confirmed that the Club’s annual family open day will take place at St. James’ Park on Monday, 1st August.

The event, which is free for fans of all ages, will feature access to a range of fun activities around the ground, including the chance to see a first team training session.

Supporters will be able to watch Rafa Benítez and his coaching staff at close quarters as they put the players – including new boys Isaac Hayden, Jesús Gámez, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Matz Sels – through their paces on the pitch.

Last year’s event proved to be hugely popular; attracting around 14,000 supporters to the stadium.

A full schedule will be announced shortly, with activities expected to stretch from 9am into the early afternoon.’

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