The West Ham match could potentially see Newcastle United sell out St James Park for the first time this season.

With Mike Ashley’s ongoing presence helping to drive fans away, none of the seven Premier League home matches have sold out.

Indeed these past two home games (and wins…) have seen official crowds drop below the fifty thousand mark against Watford and Bournemouth and indeed looking around St James Park, there looked to be only around 47,000 inside St James Park for each of those two matches.

Looking on the Newcastle United official ticketing website, there are still tickets available in most sections of the stadium for the West Ham match, although there are far more showing still unsold for the game a week later when Wolves visit – with a fan boycott announced for that game on Sunday 9 December (for the West Ham match, Newcastle fan protest organisers have asked supports to demonstrate against Mike Ashley by not entering the ground until the 11th minute).

The last two home attendances haven’t been helped by poor away followings from Watford and Bournemouth, though that is set to change with West Ham.

The Hammers have revealed that 90% of their 3,149 tickets for Newcastle have been sold, with the other 300 or so set to go imminently after a ballot this week of season ticket holders with minimal loyalty points.

As to whether the Newcastle v West Ham match provides the first sold out signs at St James Park this season remains to be seen but two wins and better football against Bournemouth won’t have done any harm.

The crowds so far at St James Park this season have been:

51,749 v Tottenham

51,791 v Chelsea

52,165 v Arsenal

51,523 v Leicester

50,329 v Brighton

49,157 v Watford

49,266 v Bournemouth

West Ham official announcement:

The initial 90% of tickets for West Ham United’s Premier League fixture at Newcastle United have sold out to Season Ticket Holders with 16+ points.

The remaining 10% of the Hammers’ 3,149 allocation for the trip to St James’ Park on Saturday 1 December are now available to Season Ticket Holders who have yet to purchase a seat to apply for via a ballot.

The ballot is open until 1pm on Thursday 15 November.

As for Newcastle’s upcoming away matches, the official NUFC ticketing website is showing at Wednesday lunchtime that 190 tickets are still available for Burnley on Monday 26 November and 394 away tickets left for the game at Everton on Wednesday 5 December.

  • Peaky

    I’m saying nowt until Moscow gives us the REAL figures…..

    • Themoscow72

      Yes West Ham will sell their full allocation but will be a bit of a gap between the supporters due the history between the two sets of fans. While there is still two and half weeks to sell the tickets we have 1,013 left broken down as follows. East Stand 18, Strawberry Corner 0, Gallowgate 86, South West Corner 44, Milburn Paddock 12, North West Corner 82, Leazes End 139, North East Corner 33, Bar Areas 133, Family Enclosure 434 and Cavers corner next to the away fans 32. So we all ready looking at 51,000.

      • Peaky


      • Kev Newcastle England

        Pmsl 2

  • Themoscow72

    You will not get a sell out for two reasons. One there are always two or three hundred family enclosure single seats which cannot be bought individually.
    Also the corporate tickets £56.00 upwards are hard to shift unless it’s a big match.
    However while I predicted 49,000 for Watford and Bournemouth games West Ham will be round the 51,800 mark very respectable. Wolves have accepted 3,200 tickets and have 1,100 Gold away season ticket holders and a further 500 Silver away season ticket holders so they also look certain to sell their full allocation despite it being a Sunday. The Wolves crowd will be round 50,800 with it being on a Sunday and two home games in a week. However Fulham may drop to 48,000 as they have no fans and it’s the Saturday before Christmas but hoping for 49,000.
    Also nice to know we are close to selling our full allocation for Burnley 2,410 on a Monday night.

    • Wezza

      Why do you even care?

    • Kev Newcastle England


  • Realist

    Classic, struggling to sell Monday Wednesday night games as if fans are boycotting but article fails to mention Huddersfield away which has just over 200 tickets left currently on 90 + which is 3pm Saturday, of course tickets for standard midweek games will struggle to sell.