Newcastle United have now announced how they plan to deal with those supporters affected by the late move of Everton v Newcastle for live TV purposes.
When the late change was made, an unknown number of supporters had already committed to non-refundable travel and accommodation, that in many cases no doubt, became of no use.
When the latest NUFC Fans Forum minutes were released yesterday, the club claimed there was nothing they could do in terms of vetoing the late change.
With each club benefiting to the tune of over £1m each thanks to the game being moved for TV, many supporters and neutrals called on the clubs to help the supporters affected.
Fair play to Newcastle on this occasion, as they have now announced how fans who lost out, can now apply to try and get some compensation towards the money they lost.
Here’s hoping everybody gets sorted.
Newcastle United Official Announcement:
Supporters who were left out-of-pocket following the rescheduling of Newcastle United’s match at Everton can now apply to the club for a financial gesture.
The fixture was originally set to take place on Saturday 21st April but was moved to an 8pm kick-off on Monday 23rd April after being a late selection for live broadcast by Sky Sports.
The club announced in April that it would fully refund match tickets returned more than 72 hours before kick-off and would also look to ease the financial burden for fans who had booked non-refundable travel or accommodation before the switch of dates.
In addition, supporters who retained tickets bought before the rescheduling were each given a £5 voucher to be redeemed on food and drink at Goodison Park concourse kiosks.
How to apply
Supporters who had pre-paid for non-refundable, non-transferable travel or accommodation can apply here: https://nufc.typeform.com/to/GNiWHQ.
Please note that you must have your travel or accommodation documents ready to upload from your device in order to complete your application.
How the process will work
All details provided will be used exclusively by Newcastle United to analyse out-of-pocket expenses for the match at Everton.
The club will consider each application on its own merits and may contact you if further information is needed.
Once all applications have been assessed, the club will contact each applicant directly to confirm whether or not the claim has been successful and, if applicable, how much will be received.