West Brom fans haven’t had much to celebrate.
Initial optimism at Tony Pulis’ departure quickly led to realisation that life under Alan Pardew was even worse.
A spirited fightback against Liverpool has only helped to prolong the inevitable, despite picking up a win and two draws under caretaker boss Darren Moore.
Failing to win at St James Park would finally confirm their Championship status.
Clearly not many Baggies fans are anticipating much joy, as St James Park is set to see one of the smallest away followings of the season.
Newcastle announced on Monday that despite previously having been sold out, extra tickets had now become available [clearly returns from West Brom] and indeed a quick check on the club’s ticketing site confirms that tickets now on sale to Newcastle supporters are in sections usually occupied by away fans.
This only leaves the two sections in Level 7 closest to the East Stand available to West Brom supporters, with the Midlands club confirming today that tickets were still on sale, meaning only around a thousand or less have been sold so far.
No surprise considering the shocking season they have had but good news for Newcastle supporters as a couple of thousand extra will be there on Saturday.
To get hold of the tickets that went on sale today, follow the instructions below.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘A small number of tickets for Newcastle United’s penultimate home game of the season against West Bromwich Albion have gone on sale.
The Magpies welcome the struggling Baggies to St. James’ Park on Saturday, 28th April for a 3pm kick-off.
Tickets initially went on sale to members in early March and sold out within 24 hours of going on general sale online.
However, the club have now set aside some additional seats for home supporters in Level 7, which went on sale on Monday.
To secure your seat, please visit tickets.nufc.co.uk, call 0844 372 1892 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge) or visit the St. James’ Park box office in person.”
West Brom official announcement:
‘Tickets are now on general sale for Albion’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United.
The Baggies face the Magpies at St. James’ Park on Saturday, April 28 (ko 3pm) and prices are set at £30 adults, £22 seniors (65+) & full-time students and just £16 U18s.
Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.
In accordance with Newcastle United’s safeguarding policy, children under 13 years of age cannot purchase a ticket without an accompanying adult.
Coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 8am, Stourbridge and Lye at 8.15am and The Hawthorns at 9am, is available for £22.’