Not so great news on Newcastle’s ‘Highest possible ticket allocation’ for Leeds
The Leeds v Newcastle match is the closest NUFC have to a derby this season.
A match with a past history of bitter rivalry and a trip that would have been at the top of the list for many Newcastle fans.
A week ago Leeds announced that tickets were going on sale early to their own supporters because they’d had so much interest, at the time they also mentioned that Newcastle fans would receive the ‘highest possible allocation’ of away tickets (see Leeds 19 Oct announcement below).
However, the reality has proved to be even less than the 3,000 minimum you are usually guaranteed in the Premier League, Newcastle fans receiving just 2,764 tickets.
On top of that, whilst Leeds are charging their own fans ticket prices of a minimum of £28 adults, £22 senior citizens ages 60 and above, disabled supporters and young adults aged 16 to 22s, £10 Under 16s and £5 Under 11s, Newcastle fans are paying a premium – toon fans will be paying £37 adults, £25, £18 and £10.
NUFC’s Official Leeds v Newcastle ticket announcement 26 October 2016:
‘Tickets for Newcastle United’s Sky Bet Championship away game at Leeds United will go on sale to season ticket holders with 100 or more loyalty points on Thursday morning at 10am.
On Sunday, 20th November (1.15pm kick-off), Rafa Benitez’s Magpies travel to Elland Road for a first competitive outing at that ground since they played a Premier League fixture there in 2003.
United have been given an allocation of 2,764 tickets for the fixture, and season ticket holders with 100 or more loyalty points can now secure their seat.
Tickets are priced at £37 for adults, and £25 for senior citizens ages 60 and above, disabled supporters and young adults aged 16 to 22. Tickets for juniors under the age of 16 are priced at £18, while tickets for juniors under the age of 11 cost £9.
Please note that unaccompanied juniors under the age of 16 will not be permitted, and for safety reasons, any away supporters identified in the home general seating areas will be ejected from the stadium.
Supporters who buy concessionary tickets are advised that they should carry ID with them at the match. Any supporter purchasing at the incorrect age band risks non entry on matchday as upgrading at the visiting club is not necessarily permitted on the day.’
Leeds United Official Announcement 19 October 2016:
NEWCASTLE: TICKETS TO GO ON SALE EARLIER!
Due to the anticipated demand, tickets for our home fixture with Newcastle United on Sunday 20th November (kick off 1.15pm) will go on sale to Members earlier than planned. The Ticket Office have already received a significant number of enquiries for this fixture.
A big crowd is expected for the visit of the Magpies who last came to Elland Road for a 2-2 draw back in August 2003 with Mark Viduka and Alan Smith on target for Leeds. The fixture has historically been well attended by both sets of supporters, with over 36,000 in attendance for the previous fixture at Elland Road, which always makes for a great atmosphere.
Leeds United Members will be able to purchase tickets from Monday 24th October 2016 at 9am, with general sale following a week later on Monday 31st October 2016.
We have provided Newcastle United with the highest possible allocation of away tickets, and we would like to take this opportunity to state that, for safety reasons, any away supporters identified in the home general admission seating areas will be ejected from the stadium.
To help ensure that the home areas are kept for Leeds United supporters only, the club will temporarily stop new registrations on our ticketing database from midnight on 30th October, and throughout the general sales period.
The only way for Leeds United supporters to guarantee their seat for the clash will be to become a member before general sale commences. To sign up to become a member today please click here.
Leeds United vs Newcastle United, Sky Bet Championship
Sunday 20th November, 1.15pm kick-off
Tickets on general sale now
Ticket prices start from:-
£10: Junior U16
£5: Junior 11
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