Relegation leads to Fulham releasing more tickets for Newcastle fans…at a price
When they are in the same division, Fulham is always a popular destination for Newcastle fans.
Craven Cottage is a ground full of character, an antidote to the characterless flatpack stadiums that have become increasingly prevalent in recent times.
Another big positive is the amount of tickets that are usually available to visiting fans.
As well as the away end, Fulham have a ‘neutral’ section, which usually has a mixture of tourists and additional away supporters.
For the Friday night game when the Championship season kicked off, the match ended up being sold out with an estimated 7,000 Newcastle fans inside Craven Cottage.
Predictably the team let everybody down that night, with a lame 1-0 defeat.
For the final match of this season, sales in the neutral section had only been available to Fulham members who had a previous purchase history.
The West London club obviously hoping they would still have something to play for when meeting Newcastle United and wanting to have as many of their own fans in the ground as possible, including in the neutral section.
Tuesday night saw Fulham relegated with five games still left to play, meaning their carefully laid final match of the season plans are now redundant.
Reacting to the relegation, Fulham have relaxed the restrictions on buying tickets in the neutral section.
So now Newcastle fans (or anybody else) can now buy online in sections P1 and P2 of the Putney End, next to the official NUFC away section.
There is one small catch, as you will have to pay twice as much as the Newcastle fans in the official away section.
Premier League away tickets are capped at a maximum of £30 for adults but the neutral section at Fulham sees tickets priced at £60, in line with most home section pricing.
There aren’t a lot of tickets left, so if you do want to invest £60 and see Newcastle’s last match of the season, visit Fulham’s ticket site HERE.
Fulham lost 4-1 at Watford last night, meaning they were 16 points adrift of safety with only 15 points to play for.
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