One welcome sign of sanity at Newcastle United this season, was the announcement that away tickets would go on general sale if season ticket holders and members failed to buy the full allocation.

Wigan was always going to be one of the most likely to fall into this category and it has proved to be the case.

A sizeable allocation (4,800) for a midweek match (Wed 14 December) less than two weeks before Christmas.

Newcastle United have now announced that tickets have gone on sale this morning to the general public, a maximum of four per person and priced at £25 for an adult with concession prices outlined below.

Whether the full allocation sells, remains to be seen, but what it has guaranteed is that at least some Newcastle fans (especially those living in the north west) will get tickets who otherwise wouldn’t, with the players on the pitch benefitting from the extra backing.

Newcastle United Official Statement:

‘Tickets for Newcastle’s Sky Bet Championship game at Wigan Athletic are now on general sale.

The club was given 4,800 seats for the game on Wednesday, 14th December, and tickets initially went on sale to season ticket holders with 50 or more points. From 10am on Thursday, the remaining tickets have been released on general sale at a maximum of four per person.

They are priced at £25 for adults, £22 for seniors (65 and above), £20 for under-18s and £10 for under-11s. There will also be a £1 booking fee per ticket.

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.

Anyone under the age of 11 should be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that tickets purchased during the general sale period will not accrue loyalty points; these are awarded only during the season ticket holder priority booking phase.’