The Leeds v Newcastle match is now sold out.
On Tuesday Leeds had revealed that a crowd of over 32,000 was already guaranteed, which included a disappointing allocation of only 2,764 given to Newcastle fans.
Despite gates dropping as low as nineteen thousand this season, the Newcastle match was clearly one that Leeds fans are desperate to see.
Parts of Elland Road that had been closed off so far this season, were reopened and the seats put on sale to home supporters.
However, those tickets have now all been quickly sold and Leeds have confirmed all normal match tickets are now sold, with only a small number of hospitality packages remaining.
This means the Leeds v Newcastle match will be guaranteed to be their biggest home gate of the season, double what they have had at Elland Road for some games this season.
Official Leeds United Announcement 2 November 2016:
‘Leeds set for biggest crowd of the season.
We are pleased to confirm that we have now sold out of general admission tickets for our clash with Newcastle United on Sunday 20th November.
Elland Road will be at full capacity for the visit of Rafa Benitez’s side, in our first home league meeting with the Magpies since 2003.
The only remaining tickets for the game are in the hospitality areas.
Thank you for your incredible support.’
It is 13 seasons since the last Leeds v Newcastle league match, in 2009/10 when NUFC dropped into the Championship, Leeds were ‘enjoying’ life in League One.
That 2009/10 season in League One was the last time Leeds United put up the sold out signs for a league match, with 38.234 turning up for the final day of the season against Bristol Rovers as the Yorkshire club made their way back to the Championship.
Last season saw Elland Road fail to attract a single thirty thousand crowd in the Championship.
Whilst Newcastle fans will feel hard done by with under three thousand tickets, at least with it being sold out Leeds can largely justify that.
Whereas at Hull we are going to have a shameful farce, whereby they have insisted Newcastle will get the minimum possible number of tickets (probably 2,500) for the League Cup quarter-final, despite the gate likely to be under twenty thousand, with at least five thousand empty seats.