St James Park saw its latest sold out signs when Bristol City visited on Saturday.
The 17th home Championship match of the season saw the fans turn out in force as usual, though sadly the players didn’t manage to turn up until after the break.
Recovering from two goals down, Newcastle emerged with a point eventually, though Jonjo Shelvey could/should have won it in the dying seconds.
So a 2-2 draw against the team fourth bottom in the second tier but how did the St James Park crowd compare to the rest of the opposition in England on Saturday?
Highest football attendances in England on Saturday 25 February 2017:
52,131 Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2
41,612 Chelsea 3 Swansea 1
39,595 Everton 2 Sunderland 0
35,093 Leeds 1 Sheff Wed 0
30,935 Aston Villa 1 Derby 0
29,613 Brighton 3 Reading 0
27,165 Sheffield United 2 Bolton 0
25,416 Crystal Palace 1 Middlesbrough 0
24.162 West Brom 2 Bournemouth 1
20,702 Watford 1 West Ham 1
20,156 Hull 1 Burnley 1
By some considerable distance, Newcastle United attracted the biggest crowd of the day in the country, almost twelve thousand more than Chelsea.
Interesting to see as well, Sheffield United getting an impressive 27,165 for their third tier promotion clash with Bolton, a bigger crowd than four of the six Premier League matches played on Saturday.
Championship matches at St James Park 2016/17 so far:
A total of 868,129 for the first 17 Championship games at St James Park at an average of exactly 51,066;
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
52,179 Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday
52,208 Newcastle v Rotherham
47,909 Newcastle v QPR
52,271 Newcastle v Derby
50,024 Newcastle v Aston Villa
52,131 Newcastle v Bristol City