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Huddersfield Director confirms Newcastle will set new record

5 years ago

The Huddersfield v Newcastle match is guaranteed to set a new record.

The club had confirmed on Tuesday that there were 1,200 tickets remaining and Huddersfield Town Director Sean Jarvis revealed earlier today that only 300 tickets were still waiting to be snapped up.

Huddersfield are away at Manchester City tonight in the FA Cup but Jarvis stated that Saturday’s sell out will be a new league record for their John Smith’s (Kirklees) stadium.

“Only 300 tickets remain for Saturdays match #hurry – going to be a sell out.

“Last remaining tickets selling well this morning – this game will defo be a Town/Stadium attendance record for the League #bringiton.”

Opened in 1994 with only two stands open, then finally completed with an approximate 24,500 capacity in 1998, this 2016/17 season has already seen a number of new records set.

When Leeds visited three weeks ago, the Championship crowd of 22,400 was a new league record.

Then two weeks later, the FA Cup visit of Man City brought an overall stadium record of 24,129, beating the 1999 FA Cup visit of Liverpool.

24,129 Huddersfield 0 Manchester City 0 (FA Cup fifth round – February 2017)

23,678 Huddersfield 0 Liverpool 2 (FA Cup third round – December 1999)

Against the other Top Six clubs this season:

22,400 Huddersfield 2 Leeds 1

22,368 Huddersfield 0 Sheff Wed 1

20,104 Huddersfield 3 Brighton 1

19,894 Huddersfield 1 Reading 0

Tuesday night at Brighton saw a best crowd of the season for the south coast club, with 30,230 in the sold out ground. This was only 62 below the best ever Amex attendance which was 30,292 against Derby County in their final home game of last season when Chris Hughton’s team were going for automatic promotion.

This season, Brighton’s best crowd figures before Newcastle’s visit were 30,176 against QPR and 30,107 when Villa visited.


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