Newcastle United have released details of family friendly activities that will be part of the day when NUFC take on Augsburg.
Strawberry Place will be closed to allow pre-match entertainment to be hosted there.
The game has also been integrated into the schedule of events that make up the three month long Great Exhibition of the North.
As for the actual match, this joke of a transfer window has meant that there is very little excitement in the lead up to this sole home pre-season friendly.
Looking on the club’s official ticketing site, the advance sale of tickets so far looks minimal.
When today announcing this pre-match schedule of events, the club are advising fans to buy tickets in advance ‘to avoid large queues on the day’, which is questionable.
Tickets at the minute are £10 and £5 (concessions) but with the club raising the prices to £20 and £10 on the day of the game, I think queues to buy tickets will be the least of anybody’s concerns on the day.
Newcastle still haven’t put tickets up for sale for the first two matches of the season, against Spurs and Cardiff (away), even though both those clubs put tickets up for sale to their fans two weeks ago.
Newcastle United official announcement:
A fantastic range of free activities for families will get kicked off at St. James’ Park this weekend ahead of Newcastle United’s pre-season friendly with FC Augsburg.
From Saturday 4th August to Thursday 9th August, the stadium will play host to the Get North! Family Expo – an itinerary of activity and invention designed especially for families by the Great Exhibition of the North team.
The Expo kicks off with a two-day extravaganza of entirely free activities hosted in the Bamburgh Suite on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.
There’s no need to book. – just head down to the stadium to enjoy a fun-packed programme of art, science, sport and innovation.
To make the opening day of the Expo extra-special, and to coincide with our friendly match against FC Augsburg, we have arranged for Strawberry Place to be closed to traffic to make way for our Family Fun Zone.
The fun will include all of the attractions you’d normally expect to see on our annual open day, including inflatable football hosted by the fantastic Newcastle United Foundation.
There is absolutely no expectation for families to buy match tickets in order to enjoy the weekend’s events.
However those who do want to see the friendly match taking place against FC Augsburg are advised to buy early to avoid large queues on the day.
Advanced-purchase tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-18s.
Saturday 4th August
10am – 3pm – Get North! Family Expo in the Bamburgh Suite
10am – 3pm – Family Fun Zone on Strawberry Place
3pm – Kick-off – Newcastle United v FC Augsburg
Sunday 5th August
10am – 4pm – Get North! Family Expo in the Bamburgh Suite
For more information on the Get North! Family Expo, please visit https://getnorth2018.com/venues/get-north-family-expo/.
More information on the Great Exhibition of the North, please visit https://getnorth2018.com.