Price rise and cash turnstiles for Newcastle fans tonight but will ticket initiative pay off?
A lot of interest surrounding tonight’s Newcastle v Wolves match.
Newcastle supporters keen to see what kind of reaction there will be from the players after they stumbled badly on Saturday against the same opposition as they will face tonight.
Well ‘same opposition’ as in club name, as both names will no doubt make numerous changes.
Newcastle fans particularly interested in potentially seeing the likes of Achraf Lazaar, DeAndre Yedlin, Daryl Murphy and Christian Atsu all making their first starts for NUFC.
Tonight’s game sees cash turnstiles in operation and these are only in the Leazes End, turnstile numbers 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 29 and 30.
It will be also interesting to see what kind of crowd the game attracts, with Newcastle using a new initiative to try and increase crowd numbers and to gauge better in advance how many supporters are likely to come to the game.
Ticket prices were reduced to £10 and £3 for concessions if bought in advance but if you waited until today they have returned to the usual £15 and £5 for early cup matches.
With 21,972 there for the Cheltenham game in the last round, any measure of success must be having at the very least over 25,000 there tonight, especially with the recent six game winning run and chance to see the new signings.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Cash turnstiles will be in operation at St. James Park for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).
Entry will be just £15 for adults and £5 for concessions and cash turnstiles will be open only in the Leazes End (North Stand).
The following cash turnstiles will be open: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 29 and 30.
Supporters who have already purchased tickets online or via telephone can collect their tickets from the collections window on the Gallowgate Upper concourse (above the club store) from 4pm.
Supporters are advised to arrive at the match early in order to avoid queue larger queues for collections and cash turnstiles.’
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