The Newcastle United allocation for the Nottingham Forest match has been announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The October 5,500+ allocations at both Preston and Barnsley now seem a very distant memory.
November sees Newcastle travel to both Leeds and Hull, with away allocations under three thousand at each – but Nottingham Forest have done even better (worse!) with only 2,002 tickets given to NUFC supporters.
The City Ground holds 30,445 and the lowest Championship crowd so far this season was only 17 days ago when a paltry 16,539 attended the Saturday home match with Cardiff – some 14,000 under capacity.
The highest was the game against local rivals Burton Albion, when 23,012 turned up for the first game of the season, also on a Saturday.
The average for Forest home games has been 19,316, over 11,000 under capacity.
With the game being on a Friday night, live on TV, we appear sure to see the very annoying sight of thousands of empty seats and many Newcastle fans sitting at home/in the pub, who would have been more than happy to pay the cash to fill them.
Official Newcastle United Statement:
‘Tickets for Newcastle’s Sky Bet Championship game at Nottingham Forest go on sale from 10am on Thursday.
The club has been given a maximum allocation of 2,002 seats for the game on Friday, 2nd December.
Tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders with 125 or more loyalty points on Thursday morning.
They are priced at £27 for adults, £19 for seniors (65 and above), £14 for under-18s and £7 for under-12s.
Supporters who buy concessionary tickets are advised that they should carry ID with them at the game. Should any supporter be found trying to use a concessionary ticket to which they are not entitled to, the ticket will be seized without recompense.’