Hull officially confirm exact ticket allocation for Newcastle fans
The exact number of tickets for away fans at Hull v Newcastle has now been revealed.
As previously indicated, Hull City have allocated the bare minimum that the rules of the competition force them to do.
League Cup rules says at least 10% of tickets for away fans and Newcastle have received a shade under that, 2,474 of the just over 25,000 that the KCOM stadium holds.
As we have previously reported, there is no way Hull will sell out to their own supporters.
Even for the vital play-off semi-final at home to Derby last season, they only scraped just over 20,000, as was the case when Sunderland visited for a FA Cup 6th round game in 2014.
Even Hull fans have stated that the crowd is likely to be way under 20,000 for the game.
If Hull were serious simply about making sure as many of their fans as possible went to the game, then why not leave sections adjacent to the Newcastle allocation empty for the time being. Then if Hull fans aren’t buying up tickets in the rest of the ground, make these extra sections available to Newcastle supporters around 10-14 days before the match?
Newcastle United reveal ticket details after Hull officially confirm exact allocation:
‘Tickets for Newcastle United’s EFL Cup quarter-final tie at Hull City in November will go on sale to season ticket holders with 100 loyalty points or more at 10am on Wednesday.
The Magpies travel to Humberside to take on the Premier League side on Tuesday, 29th November, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
The club has been offered a maximum allocation of 2,474 tickets for the tie. We regret to inform supporters that no additional tickets will be made available by Hull City.
There are 969 tickets available for United supporters in blocks N6 and N7 at the KCOM Stadium, and these are priced at £9 for all ages.
Tickets for blocks NE1, E1 and E2 – which will house up to 978 Newcastle fans – are priced at £12 for all ages.
And the remaining 527 seats in block E3 will also go on sale on Wednesday, priced at £15 for all ages.
Please note that juniors aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above, and for safety reasons, any away supporters identified in the home general seating areas will be ejected from the stadium.’
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