Barnsley take steps to ensure ‘only’ 5,500 Newcastle fans make the trip
The Barnsley v Newcastle match is on a Tuesday night but despite this, 5,500 Newcastle fans snapped up away tickets a couple of weeks in advance of the match.
On Thursday, Barnsley have released an official statement explaining how they are going to try and prevent and more away fans getting into Oakwell.
The South Yorkshire club have made the game all ticket and anybody now trying to buy tickets has to prove they are a Barnsley fan with a past history of buying Barnsley tickets,
The club also state that on the night of Tuesday 18 October, any Newcastle fans found in the home areas will be kicked out.
With Preston now all but sold out, it will mean over 32,000 Newcastle fans will have travelled to away games by the end of October, with all eight away allocations sold out.
Official Barnsley FC Statement:
‘Barnsley v Newcastle United, Tuesday 18th October 2016, Oakwell Stadium, 7:45pm kick-off.
We would like to advise supporters that our upcoming game against Newcastle United on Tuesday 18th October has now been designated ALL-TICKET. There will be no tickets available from the turnstiles on the day of the game.
Please note: as the game has been designated all-ticket, supporters wishing to purchase tickets for the Newcastle United game must have a previous booking history and must have been on the Club database from the start of the 2016/17 season.
Barnsley supporters will be able to purchase a maximum of four tickets per person. We must also advise any Newcastle United supporters found entering the home areas of the stadium will be ejected without refund.
Tickets will be available to purchase for home fans online and from the Reds Superstore/BFC Box Office up until 5pm on Tuesday 18th October. With no booking fees, buying online is your most cost effective and convenient way to purchase tickets and you can opt to print your tickets at home or alternatively collect from the Oakwell Box Office up until kick-off.
Please be aware that tickets will not be available to buy from the Box Office/Reds Superstore or from the turnstiles after 5pm on the day of the game.’
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