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Newcastle United season ticket holders forced to move for next season – Price freeze issue arises

1 year ago
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I haven’t wrote into the Mag for quite a while so thought now might be a time to ask a few opinions.

Currently in a situation of having to move seats with my daughter (we are both Newcastle United season ticket holders), due to St James Park now not having enough disabled access within the ground.

I have got great seats in Gallowgate and never thought I’d lose them…but guess I’m wrong.

I understand roughly 230 seats are coming out to make the extra space available.

Due to me wanting two seats together, as you can imagine it’s not as easy.

Maybe more might become available when the season finishes, due to people not renewing. Not sure of the up and down figures in the close season.

I understand that the club will invite all people concerned down to the ground at some point in June. to choose alternative seats, and also be given priority ahead of anybody wanting to move seats or new applications.

A guy who sits next to me, who is on a long-term price freeze, has been told they will only guarantee his price for next season. Then after that it reverts back to normal pricing – if this is the case, then it is an awful policy for Newcastle United to pursue.

Can they do this when they are wanting him to move seats?

It’s surely the club breaking the contact?

He’s spoken to various people at the box office, only to be told the same story.

Is anyone else experiencing any problems of this nature?

Also, interested just to get general opinions on this issue.

Plus. any fans having to move who are on season to season deals, can move to any other part of the ground for next season and only pay your current price, then after that pay the full price for that area.

I have my name on a couple of seats to keep my options open…but time will tell if I get seats that I really want.

Going back to the guy who sits next to me, as you can imagine he’s livid with the club’s attitude to his price freeze deal, which still has four seasons to run.
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