Away ticket allocation and prices confirmed for Burton v Newcastle
The away ticket allocation has been confirmed for the Burton v Newcastle match.
Newcastle United announcing:
Tickets for Newcastle United’s Sky Bet Championship away game at Burton Albion are now on sale to season ticket holders with 125 or more loyalty points.
‘United have been given an allocation of just over 1,600 tickets for the game. The vast majority of that allocation is STANDING and therefore seating tickets are very limited.’
It had been expected that Newcastle fans would get just sort of 1,800 tickets for the game on Saturday 17 December, with the whole of the East Stand (all standing) holding around 1,400 supporters and then away teams usually getting just under 400 seats in the main stand (the only stand with seats). No confirmation from Newcastle United as to the split between standing tickets and seats.
This is one of the most eagerly awaited trips for Newcastle’s travelling fans, as it is a new stadium to add AND the novelty of being able to stand (legally) at a match.
Burton’s impressive rise through the divisions means they are a bit of a one-off, currently they have only one stand with seats in and the other three are all terracing for standing.
The League rules state that each Championship club shall, with effect from the start of its fourth season in the division, have to provide an all-seater stadium, but Burton haven’t rushed into any major changes just yet. With three seasons to make up their minds, they are seeing how well the club can compete on the pitch first.
The Pirelli Stadium has had some extremes this season in terms of crowds. Whilst the stadium officially holds a claimed 6,900 fans, effectively it may be a little less.
Local rivals Derby County have helped produce the biggest so far, with 6,746 turning up to see Burton beat the Rams 1-0.
On the other hand, most crowds have not come close to seeing a possible sell-out, with the lowest Championship one being the 3,725 to see the QPR match. They also attracted 6,450 when Liverpool visited in the League Cup this season.
Interesting to see if Newcastle United help produce a sell out, the NUFC allocation will be quickly snapped up for sure, whilst Burton put tickets on general sale to home fans on Friday.
Adult – £24.00, Senior (65+) – £22.00, Young Person – £22.00, Under 17 – £14.00
Adult – £20.00, Senior – £18.00, Young Person – £15.00, Under 17 – £7.00
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