Newcastle United to do something quite remarkable for the first time in 65 years on Wednesday
Newcastle United v Burton will see something happen for the first time in 65 years.
Wednesday night will see the one millionth fan attend a Newcastle home game this season.
It is quite apt that this will happen in a match when NUFC play host to the team with the smallest attendances/capacity in the Championship.
The 1951/52 season was the last time Newcastle United welcomed one million supporters in a home league season, an average of 50,476 watching United finish eighth in the first division.
This of course also being the year that NUFC won the FA Cup for the second year in a row. What a time to be supporting the Magpies!
A total of one million and sixty thousand watched the 21 home games back in 1951/52.
So far, a total of 971,881 have attended the first 19 Championship games at St James Park at an average of 51,151.
The Burton game is guaranteed to take us over the million mark and then the Leeds game nine days later will take us past that 1951/52 total with two home games/gates still remaining.
Easy to take the support/numbers for granted but these are remarkable figures and all due to Rafa Benitez seeing something about Newcastle United that inspired him to come and stay here.
Just imagine what could be achieved with an ambitious owner as well…
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
52,208 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
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