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Two more St James Park sellouts confirmed – 613,469 watch Newcastle before New Year

5 years ago

Quite remarkable, St James Park will have seen 613,469 fans walk through the turnstiles in Championship matches before we celebrate the new year.

Newcastle United confirmed earlier this week that the Sheffield Wednesday match on Boxing Day had sold out, despite being moved for live TV to the night, which means no trains and minimal (if any) bus services to get fans home.

Then on Wednesday, the club have now revealed that the Nottingham Forest game is now also sold out, despite this one also inconveniencing supporters by moving to the Friday night (30 December) so supporters wouldn’t create extra congestion with a new year’s eve parade heading through the city centre (what a joke!).

After the Forest game there there will have been 12 home Championship matches and with these final two sold out, I have assumed that the attendance at each will be at least as high as our highest one (52,145***) so far, which was the Birmingham game on Saturday.

This would give a total of (at least) 613,469 for Championship games at St James Park at an average of (at least) 51,122 for these first dozen matches…it’s mad!

52,079 Newcastle v Huddersfield

48,209 Newcastle v Reading

49,196 Newcastle v Brighton

52,117 Newcastle v Wolves

48,236 Newcastle v Norwich

51,885 Newcastle v Brentford

51,963 Newcastle v Ipswich

51,257 Newcastle v Cardiff

52,092 Newcastle v Blackburn

52,145 Newcastle v Birmingham

52,145(***) Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday

52,145(***) Newcastle v Nottingham Forest


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