Newcastle fans have a trip to Wembley to look forward to this season, with Tottenham hosting Premier League matches at the national stadium for 2017/18 whilst their new ground is built.

Earlier today we brought you news (see below) that Tottenham had revealed that away supporters would be allocated 6,000 seats for each PL game.

With naturally many Newcastle fans keen to take the opportunity of a first trip to the ‘new’ Wembley, the news of double the minimum guaranteed allocation was very welcome.

No doubt still not enough to meet the demand but a very decent number.

However, Tottenham have now admitted that they made a mistake on their website and that Newcastle supporters and those of the other 18 Premier League clubs had been misled.

Rather than 6,000 of the 90,000 capacity Wembley stadium being given over to away fans, Spurs are giving only the bare minimum they are forced to give, 3,000.

This is pretty poor and seen as people all around the country helped pay for the new Wembley to be built, before Tottenham were given the exclusive privilege of using ‘our’ stadium, they should have had to agree to give more fans of every other club the chance to got to a game there next season.

From The Mag earlier today (26 June 2017):

Newcastle fans welcome Spurs to St James Park on the opening day of the season.

The game currently scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 12 August, though live TV games for August and September are due to be announced early July.

Before the fixtures were announced though, little doubt that Newcastle fans who regularly travel away would have been looking to see when the Spurs away match would be.

Whilst their new stadium is being developed, Tottenham have been given permission to play all Premier League home games at Wembley next season.

No matter the size of the stadium, PL clubs are only obliged to give away teams at least 3,000 tickets, unless their stadium is under 30,000 capacity, when it has to be at least 10% of the capacity.

So even though Wembley holds around 90,000, Newcastle fans were left wondering just how many spaces would be made available.

Monday has brought good news, with Spurs confirming that Premier League away fans will receive around 6,000 tickets.

These will be in sections 112-119 at the East and South East area(s), on the bottom tier.

The Spurs v Newcastle match is currently due to be played on Saturday 17 March, so fingers crossed that this doesn’t change and make travelling plans more tricky than necessary.

  • Rich Lawson

    They’ll be filling the other 87,000 seats themselves then ?

    • Mikey D

      Actually yes. Just as we did last season.

      • Leazes Ender

        What with?

      • Rich Lawson

        Wasn’t that just the champ’s league tho’ ? If you don’t fill the ground and have seats left you could have sold to away fans in the prem’ makes your club look a bit mean spirited ? Good luck to you in your other games,you play attractive football.

        • Mikey D

          Appreciate your comment Rich. Tbh nobody knows what the attendances will be. I expect they’ll vary. I wouldn’t have a problem with offering Newcastle fans more. At least they’re proper fans. I just took exception to people on here who doubt we’d even fill the stadium which we will for the big games at least. As for being mean spirited I’m afraid my club’s no different from any other. In it for the money!

      • Christopher Rannigan

        Not for long though

  • Clive Elliott

    Tottenham rent the stadium so an increased capacity for away fans should mean a cheaper rent. You have exclusive use of your stadium and have tucked away fans up in a corner as for away as possible so you don’t have a track record of looking after away fans to demand others help you out.

    • NUFC17

      We don’t need the help of away fans to fill our ground though!

      • Clive Elliott

        Nor do we, as the crowds at Champions League games proved

      • TG

        Obviously we don’t either or we would give you 6k instead of 3k moron😂😂😂

  • Mikey D

    At least those 3000 geordies will be able to see the pitch unlike away fans at St. James’s Park.

    • Porciestreet

      If yer can’t see the pitch pal, yer shouldn’t be there. It’s that massive green thing in the middle. Dumb cockney git.

  • Mikey D

    If Spurs are popular enough to get 85000 fans wanting to watch them why should that mean more away fans get to go? Maybe try actually being any good so you can go to Wembley for a final sometime in the next 20 years.

  • Brian Standen

    I got no gripe with Spurs fans, to be honest compared to other London clubs they bring more here, Chelsea don’t always , Arsenal also struggle to sell out up here!
    However given WHL was finally reduced to 38000 ish I don’t believe they have 45000 LOYAL waiting list , I don’t doubt they could regularly get more than Arsenal , but there should be plenty room to give visiting fans 6k
    Just my opinion !

  • Stephen Paylor

    If Spurs can fill an 87000 allocation why are they building the new stadium to fit only 61,000? Just a question not flaming just curious. Was there a limitation of space on the redeveloped ground? It doesnt look like it from google earth but i suppose its possible? Does anyone know?

    • Toon

      Probably restricted by the actual area it is being built, think about it….

  • Keith G

    If you see Spurs attendances for the European games at Wembley then you’ll see why the allocation is 3,000. We sold out Wembley for all the games in the CL. I also believe there would be an issue with policing. To be fair the allocation at Newcastle is the minimum allowed and the allocated seating way up in the gods is appalling.

    • Toon

      Mate, ignore The Mag, its written by sexually inactive teenagers with a HUGE chip on their shoulder about everything and everyone

    • Stephen Sharp

      Although, there were 17,000 empty seats yesterday and that was Chelsea, which you’d think would be one of the better attended ones.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Getting their own back for being shafted for Moussa, £30m for a £3m player
    Que Sera,Sera. ha ha ha

  • Grahame Johnson

    Spurs sold the tickets for Wembley mainly as a package deal,as the empty seats at the 3rd game showed 87000 loyal spurs fans is a myth, as a good few teams showed last season 10 minutes from the end becomes empty seat time as we did a few times last season (Fulham in particular still grinds on me after 3 good away results) if the spurs fans leave in the way they did in the fa cup final or like their north London rivals did many a time last season Wembley will look empty in the 90 min, putting our alleged national stadium to shame

    • Stephen Sharp

      And given there were 17,000 empty seats at the Chelsea match yesterday, I think you’re right.

  • Toon

    Guessing the only fans whining are NUFC or The Mag. No doubt we will soon be subjected to stats which prove NUFC would sell out Wembley 15 times over and compared to Spurs as we are the greatest club ever and Spurs only get 40,000 etc ect
    6,000 would be nice but hardly worth crying over

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    Tottenham give the Mag a chance to Cut and Paste previous article shocker. Two days ago we exclusively revealed something that was in the papers, today we can exclusively reveal that we got it wrong.

    This is non-news. NUFC allow a set allocation to away fans throughout the season, every club does it. IF the circumstances of the time suggest the club will make more money from away tickets, they will allocate more, it’s simple.

    If, by the time we play Spurs, Spurs are well outside the top 4 and not competing, they may not be getting big crowds and Spurs will allow away fans a bigger allocation. However, conversely, if they have a season like this one, they will get good crowds with plenty day-tripper tourists, they will stick to the original 3,000 tickets. For now, it’s going to be 3,000 seats for us, a ball has not been kicked and Spurs want as many of the home seats for themselves, nothing wrong with that at all.

    As it happens, I think Spurs will struggle at home this season as they like a compact space where they can close the opposition down but create with quick passing, Wembley is not a small pitch and it will not suit them.

  • Jimblag23

    Just because it is the national stadium spurs aren’t going to do every away team a favour every game.
    Such a weak argument and point scoring. Pathetic.

    • Phil K

      Why is it pathetic ? You say we should treat THEM better than they treat OUR fans ?

  • Tanzim Nabil

    “However, Tottenham have now admitted that they made a mistake on their website” – what? Where’s the link to that article? Stop making things up and making your club and its supporters look like idiots.

  • Phil K

    Then Tottenham should get the same percentage of 52,000
    Watch them scream about 1300