Details of away tickets for Cardiff v Newcastle have now been released on Tuesday afternoon.
Monday had brought claims from Wales that Newcastle had asked for a massive 10,000 ticket allocation and that Cardiff were set to come up with a maximum of around 8,000.
No mention of any figures such as those just yet, with Newcastle saying they have around 3,400 tickets to try and satisfy demand for this final away trip of the season
The normal away allocation is only 2,300 at Cardiff, so at least it is at least a 50% improvement on that.
The stadium holds over thirty three thousand and Cardiff average only around sixteen thousand this season, with no chance of promotion or relegation, there would certainly be plenty of space to accommodate more away fans if the allocation was increased.
Maybe reading too much into it but in their announcement, NUFC do state that this 3,400 figure is what the club ‘have initially been allocated’, plus Newcastle have set the figure at just 25 loyalty points, whereas for high demand games it usually starts off far higher – potentially suggesting there could be more tickets to be got if the demand is there.
With four and a half weeks until the game, plenty of time for potentially an extra allocation to be made available if these 3,400 are snapped up by supporters.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘The Magpies have initially been allocated around 3,400 tickets for the Friday night fixture, which will kick off at 7.45pm on 28th April. Seats are initially on sale to season ticket holders with 25 or more away loyalty points.
Tickets are priced at £24 for adults, £20 for over-60s, £15 for 16 to 21-year-olds and £12 for under-16s. Ambulant disabled tickets are the same price but with carers free of charge. Any supporters under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Family area tickets are also available but these are limited and supporters must call the Box Office.
They are priced at £18 for adults, £12 for over-60s, £10 for 16 to 21-year-olds and £5 for under-16s while a family ticket (two adults and two juniors) costs £40.’