Newcastle United issue official warning to Liverpool fans as match ticket details released
Details have now been released of when Newcastle v Liverpool tickets are to go on sale.
Saturday night had brought an eventual end to the farce and uncertainty (see below), when it was at last confirmed that the game would take place on Saturday 4 May with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Tickets will go on sale to NUFC members on Thursday morning at 10am.
As well as it being Newcastle’s final home game of the season, it is of course a potentially very special game for the visitors.
Liverpool could win their first ever Premier League title this season and depending on how games go in the meantime, that could even happen at St James Park.
In their official announcement (see below), Newcastle United have issued a warning to Liverpool fans ahead of the game.
Saying that if they end up in home areas of St James Park, they will be ejected.
No doubt they will think a small price to pay if their team ends up winning the league…
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Tickets for Newcastle United’s final home game of the season, against Liverpool, will go on sale to members at 10am on Thursday, 25th April.
Following Liverpool’s qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League, the match at St. James’ Park will be played on Saturday, 4th May with a 7.45pm (BST) kick-off.
With the Reds challenging for a first league title in 29 years, the game against Rafa Benítez’s old club has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated fixtures of not only Newcastle’s season but the entire 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Due to the huge demand, tickets will only be sold to Newcastle United members with a recent purchase history, at a maximum of two tickets per person, from 10am on Thursday, 25th April.
In order to buy tickets, members must have a valid 2018/19 season card or membership and members must have made a ticket purchase during the 2018/19 season.
Tickets will not be released for general sale. Liverpool began selling their allocation of 3,231 tickets earlier this month and away supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.
The club are aware that there is a demand for tickets from Liverpool supporters way in excess of their allocation and would urge Newcastle United fans not to try and sell their tickets to visiting fans, as this would be a breach of the terms and conditions of their ticket.
Newcastle United would also appeal to Liverpool fans not to try and obtain tickets in the home areas of St. James’ Park, as it is a breach of the stadium ground regulations for away fans to be in home fan areas.
Any Liverpool fan found in home areas will be ejected from the stadium.’
The Mag – 20 April 2019:
Saturday night official NUFC statement confirms when Newcastle v Liverpool will take place.
A farcical situation has seen fans kept waiting for an unacceptable time period before all relevant parties have agreed to the day and time.
Saturday morning had seen (see below) confirmation that it was definitely going to be Saturday 4 May but only after Newcastle beat Southampton 3-1, has it been announced as a 7.45pm kick-off.
This is despite timings appearing on Sky Sports and BBC Sport earlier today showing 12.30pm.
Newcastle United official statement:
‘Newcastle United’s Premier League game against Liverpool will kick off at 7.45pm (BST) on Saturday, 4th May, it has been confirmed.
The game had been chosen for live broadcast by Sky Sports and moved to Sunday, 5th May but – following the Reds’ qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League – it has now reverted back to its original date.
And following discussions with relevant stakeholders, it has been agreed that the game at St. James’ Park will kick off at 7.45pm. Ticket details will be announced very shortly.’
The Mag – Earlier Today (Saturday 20 April 2019):
Sky Sports have announced (see below) that Newcastle v Liverpool, Man City v Leicester and Bournemouth v Tottenham have all been moved in two weeks time.
The Premier League and broadcasters claiming that this is all being done simply to help Champions League contenders…
So basically, with two weeks notice, six sets of fans are being told their Premier League games are moving.
Earlier on Saturday morning it had been confirmed that Newcastle v Liverpool had been moved to the Saturday – but no time for the new date available.
However, as well as this new Sky Sports announcement, even though they are claiming in the statement no time(s) has/have been confirmed, this is what is showing now (11am Saturday morning) on their schedule of live TV games (the same timings also showing on BBC Sport site):
This is how that full weekend of Premier League fixtures now looks if you believe the Sky Sports website schedule…
FRIDAY 3 MAY
Everton v Burnley (8pm)
SATURDAY 4 MAY
Newcastle v Liverpool (12.30pm) (WAS SUNDAY 4.30pm)
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Wolves v Fulham (3pm)
Cardiff v Crystal Palace (5.30pm)
Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur (7.45pm) (WAS MONDAY NIGHT 8pm)
SUNDAY 5 MAY
Chelsea v Watford (2pm)
Huddersfield v Man Utd (2pm)
Arsenal v Brighton (4.30pm)
MONDAY 6 MAY
Man City v Leicester (8pm) (WAS 12.30pm SATURDAY)
Sky Sports announcement:
‘Sky Sports has announced a revised schedule of live Premier League fixtures for the title run-in and race for the top four in April and May.
The amendments come after Liverpool and Tottenham progressed into the Champions League semi-finals and Arsenal and Chelsea reached the last four of the Europa League.
Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle and Tottenham’s match at Bournemouth will now take place on May 4 ahead of their respective Champions League semi-finals with Barcelona and Ajax, while Spurs’ clash with West Ham has been brought forward to Saturday, April 27.
“The progress of our clubs in European competition has meant the rescheduling of some their remaining Premier League fixtures,” a Premier League statement read.
“Matches involving Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been moved to Saturday, May 4 to assist scheduling following their progression to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
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