The Newcastle away game would have been high on the list for Burton Albion fans when the fixtures were released last summer.
A fairytale rise has seen Burton go only one step away from the Premier League, quite remarkable for a club that relies on crowds of six thousand or less and still has three sides of the ground as standing areas.
A chance to visit the 52,000+ capacity St James Park would surely have been on the bucket list for most regular Burton Albion fans, only for a midweek scheduling to eave many disappointed.
Whilst Newcastle United have thousands of mad fans who think nothing of going to Reading and Brighton for a midweek game, the numbers don’t really add up for Burton.
Tickets have gone on sale to Burton season ticket holders and members today, with then general sale from Wednesday.
Indicating the likely demand, the away club have asked for the very minimum initial away allocation of 1,107 tickets for the Burton Albion fans.
No doubt many of them feeling cheated out of a weekend stay on Tyneside.
Looking at their recent results, great credit to Nigel Clough and his players as they are having a real go at staying up.
They won their local derby against Forest on Saturday, to go with their earlier one against Derby County.
That made it six games unbeaten and Burton Albion currently stand four places and three points above the relegation spots.
Official Burton Albion Announcement:
‘TICKETS for Burton Albion’s trip to Newcastle United on Wednesday 5 April (7:45PM) are now on sale to Season Ticket Holders and Priority Members.
Monday 13th March, 10AM – On sale to Season Ticket Holders and Priority Members
Wednesday 15th March, 10AM – General Sale
Seniors (65+)/Student: £22.00
Under 18: £14.00
Albion fans should be aware that this fixture is ALL TICKET so Brewers supporters must have a ticket before they travel to St James’ Park, and all fans under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visiting fans will be situated in the Leazes Stand on level 7, and have an initial allocation of 1,107. Albion fans should be aware that there are 140 stairs, and 14 landings to their seats on level 7.‘