The Newcastle United season ticket prices have been revealed on Wednesday afternoon.
With tumbleweed blowing through the NUFC summer transfer window, the last thing fans expected, was that prices in every single area would go up.
At a time when there has never been more money flowing into the Premier League, there is no justification for any club to put their season ticket prices up.
There has seemingly been an across the board basic increase of 5% on all headline prices.
However, for fans who have had their season tickets for more than one season excluding those on long-term price deals) there is an extra nasty surprise.
If you had a season ticket during the 2016/17 Championship season (a price which was a reduction of 10% on 2015/16), then you had that same price also for last (2017/18) season.
However, that has all disappeared and so now those season ticket holders are getting a double whammy of a price rise.
For example, an adult who has had their season ticket for more than a year in the family enclosure (up in the worst seats in the Gods) sees a price increase of over 20% (new price £397, standard price for that section was £378 last season, but they had paid £329).
Pretty ironic that the club reveal these ticket increases on the same day that the Chronicle are reporting that Rafa Benitez has a similarly ‘modest’ summer transfer budget as to the one he had a year ago.
The Newcastle United 2018/19 season ticket prices and in brackets last season’s standard price (season tickets holders of two years or more paid 10% less than that figure last season):
£397 Adult (£378)
£324 Student and Senior Citizen (£309)
£82 Under 18s (£78)
Seating Category Three
£571 Adult (£544)
£457 Student and Senior Citizen (£435)
£166 Under 18s (£158)
Seating Category Two
£628 Adult (£598)
£510 Student and Senior Citizen (£486)
£207 Under 18s (£197)
Seating Category One
£772 Adult (£735)
£635 Student and Senior Citizen (£605)
£311 Under 18s (£296)