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84 points, top of the table and incredible 1,020,695 fans inside St James Park this season…so far

5 years ago

Wednesday night saw the one millionth fan walk through the turnstiles at St James Park for a Championship game this season.

So far, a total of 1,020,695 have attended the first 20 Championship games at St James Park at an average of 51,034, with three games left.

Leeds is already sold out and the final game of the season against Barnsley will surely do the same, meaning only the Preston home game on Monday 24 April is a possible non-sellout.

The final total for the 23 home games will definitely be in excess of one million one hundred and seventy thousand.

Amazing figures and ones that many of take for granted.

To put it into perspective, it is 65 years since one million supporters attended Newcastle home league games in a season.

The 1951/52 season seeing an average of 50,746 (a total of one million and sixty thousand watching the 21 home games), Newcastle winning the FA Cup for the second year in a row and ended up eighth in the top division…this being an era when clubs routinely rested players towards the end of the season to keep them for the FA Cup, as that was seen as the biggest prize with the FA Cup final the only match shown live all year on TV.

The final figures will also show way over one million Newcastle fans having attended games as the total maximum official away allocation is only 3,200 which works out at 73,600 over the season and many clubs haven’t taken close to that (Burton had around 700 fans last night).

Championship matches at St James Park 2016/17 so far:

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

52,228 Newcastle v Nottingham Forest

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

51,903 Newcastle v Fulham

51,849 Newcastle v Wigan

48,814 Newcastle v Burton

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