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Newcastle v Liverpool tickets now on sale but refusing to sell them to some paid up NUFC members

3 years ago

Newcastle v Liverpool tickets have finally gone on sale.

The tickets finally going on sale at 10am on Thursday morning, only nine days before the match.

It has ridiculously taken the Premier League until Saturday night  to decide who would play when, moving three different games to maximise TV exposure, whilst claiming it was all to do with helping English clubs in European competition.

When announcing (see below) when tickets would go on sale earlier this week, Newcastle United predictably warned Liverpool fans not to try and buy them.

As the tickets were due to go on sale this morning, NUFC have added extra conditions to ticket sales.

As well as only  paid up Newcastle United members being able to buy them, the club have said that for this game only members who have bought a ticket for a game earlier this season, will be allowed to purchase tickets.

Newcastle United announcement today (Thursday 25 April 2019):

‘Tickets will only be sold to NUFC members with a recent purchase history, at a maximum of two tickets per person.

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.’

It isn’t difficult to imagine why they have done this, as in the possibility  of Liverpool fans recently buying NUFC memberships in order to get hold of tickets BUT what about Newcastle fans who have paid the club for a membership and are now being told they can’t buy tickets?

Whilst most members will have been to previous matches this season, some won’t have, possibly targeting this match for a special trip.

People specifically buying a membership have wasted their money this season anyway, with the exception of this Liverpool match. Every single other NUFC home game has gone to a public sale, with this Liverpool game the only one where it won’t go beyond a members sale.

I’m guessing that Newcastle United will be duty bound now (legally as well as morally?) to now refund every single person, Newcastle or Liverpool fan, who has bought a 2018/19 NUFC membership but who hadn’t bought a ticket so far.

The Mag – 23 April 2019:

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.’


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