Ahead of next month’s match, Wigan v Newcastle tickets have gone on sale to home fans today.
After disappointing allocations of below three thousand for Leeds and Hull, as well as a shocking 2,002 for Nottingham Forest, Wigan are set to more than double that Forest allocation.
No official confirmation from Newcastle as yet – but away fans are usually allocated the whole of the North Stand.
This officially houses 5,500 fans but no more than 4,800 tickets are usually issued, due to problems with the concourse becoming over-crowded during half-time.
With the match on a Wednesday night (14 December), it should also give more chance to Newcastle fans of getting a ticket, as compared to those others that have recently sold out.
The EFL rules (see below) dictate that Championship away clubs must order the away ticket allocation at least 5 weeks before the game, so Newcastle will have confirmed their requested allocation.
Then those tickets need to be supplied to the away team at least four weeks before the match, which would be next Wednesday (16 November), so tickets should go on sale to Newcastle fans in the coming days.
More good news for Newcastle supporters is that the Wigan tickets are set to be one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, of the season.
Like a number of Championship clubs (and Newcastle have done it for the League Cup this season), Wigan give discounts if buying in advance of the match. Once again, as the EFL rules state below, these earlybird discounts have to be offered to the away fans as well.
Wigan are charging their fans only £20 per adult ticket for normal seats if bought in advance, with Over 65s paying £18, Under 18s £10 and Under 11s only £5.
Wigan Official Announcement:
‘Newcastle United match tickets on sale from Friday 11 November
Supporters urged to purchase in advance to avoid increase on matchday
Match day tickets for the Sky Bet League Championship match against Newcastle United on Wednesday 14 December at the DW Stadium will be on sale from Friday 11 November.
Supporters are being urged to purchase in advance to avoid the price rise on matchday
Prices for home supporters are as follows.
Adults – £20 advance / £27 on day
Over 65s – £18 advance / £24 on day
Under 18s – £10 advance / £20 on day
Under 11s – £5 advance / £10 on the day
There are no Under 5 prices as this is an evening match.’
EFL Rule 34.2.2 states:
‘Tickets are to be made available on a sale or return basis and must be ordered by the Away Club at least five weeks before the League Match to which they relate.
The Home Club must deliver those tickets to the Away Club at the latest four weeks before the League Match to which they relate. Where any match is arranged at shorter notice the above steps shall be taken as soon as is reasonably practicable.
Visiting Supporters should also have the same opportunity to take advantage of pre-booking discounts that apply to home supporters.’