Newcastle United forced to extend season ticket renewal deadline as fans wait for transfer action
Newcastle United have made an official announcement on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that they have been forced to extend the season ticket renewal date.
With pretty much every other Premier League club freezing prices, or even dropping them, Newcastle United raised the price for every single section inside St James Park.
Some season ticket holders are facing paying over 20% more compared to last season.
The club announced the season ticket price rises and renewal information on the same day (Thursday 14 June) the Premier League fixtures were revealed, in an attempt to minimise the criticism of the unjustified price rises.
With not a single new player signed so far, it appeared that the club were expecting the fans to automatically renew whatever the circumstances.
Also, only giving supporters 13 days in which to renew wasn’t exactly helpful, with the short notice meaning most fans wouldn’t even have been paid this month before the renewal period ended.
Whilst Newcastle United claim they have been ‘extremely busy’ processing season ticket renewals, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the deadline extension to next Tuesday night (Tuesday 3 July 7pm) is a response to more fans than expected holding off renewing so far.
Whether any new signings will be announced by then, or Rafa Benitez extending his contract, remains to be seen.
However, the NUFC squad will be back in pre-season training before that new deadline ends.
Here’s hoping fans get encouragement to renew, sooner rather than later.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Newcastle United season ticket holders now have additional time to guarantee their existing seat for the new season.
The renewal deadline has been extended until 7pm on Tuesday 3rd July and supporters can now sign up for the 2018/19 Premier League season using the club’s new ticket website, book.nufc.co.uk.
A general sale period will open as scheduled on Wednesday 4th July.
The club’s box office has been extremely busy as staff process applications and deal with enquiries and we would like to thank supporters for their patience.
The whole process can be completed online, including a choice between a Direct Debit scheme or a one-off credit or debit card payment.
Please note that supporters who are not on long-term price freeze deals and who benefitted from the extension to the club’s Championship price reduction last season will now pay the new standard one-year season ticket price.’
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