Rotherham fans are set to help ensure that the Newcastle v Rotherham match in two weeks time looks guaranteed to be yet another 50,000+ crowd at St James Park.
Tickets went on sale to the Rotherham fans on Wednesday and 1,300 were sold on the first day.
Late Friday saw Rotherham confirm that 2,100 had been sold of their initial 2,295 tickets and so they had requested and been allocated another 600 tickets for the Newcastle match.
Tickets are only on sale to season ticket holder at the minute, then members on Monday and finally the general public on Tuesday.
With two weeks still to go until the game, it looks certain all 2,895 tickets will go, putting a number of other clubs to shame with the size of their away followings at St James Park this season.
Rotherham only attract average home gates of less than 10,000, are rock bottom of the Championship and look in a hopeless position 12 points off safety.
A Saturday 3pm kick-off, credit to the Rotherham supporters for being so determined to enjoy their day/weekend on Tyneside no matter what this season is throwing at them.
Rotherham United Official Announcement on Wednesday:
‘Newcastle United ticket sales update…
Sales for Rotherham United’s trip to Newcastle United on Saturday 21st January have reached the 1,300-mark after the first full day of sales.
The Red and White Shop at the Millers’ AESSEAL New York Stadium home had a constant flow of supporters queuing for tickets for the game against the Magpies throughout the day yesterday, in addition to sales made online and over the phone.
The club would like to remind supporters that our initial allocation of tickets for this fixture is 2,295, meaning around 1,000 remain and the match has been designated as an ALL TICKET fixture.
At present, tickets are only on sale to Season Ticket holders with one available per supporter.
We would encourage anyone wanting to purchase a ticket for the game to do so at the earliest possible convenience to avoid disappointment. ‘
The maximum allocation is just under 3,200 at St James Park, so it remains to be seen whether the extra 300 or so will also be available to Rotherham and whether they will take them.