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Newcastle United Season Ticket prices compared to what each Bundesliga club charges

1 year ago
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The Newcastle United Season Ticket prices for 2019/20 were unveiled on 12 June.

A year ago, Newcastle fans were hit with 2018/19 ticket prices rising by up to 20% compared to what they had paid in the previous season (2017/19).

With most other Premier league clubs freezing prices in the cash-rich top tier and indeed in most case having done for a number of years, surely Mike Ashley wouldn’t do it again…

However, that was the case, prices in all four stands at St James Park going up by another 5%. Unbelievable.

Apart from the family enclosure and a small strip of seats between the Leazes and Milburn which are category three prices (£600 for adults. The overwhelming majority of seats are priced as either Category Two or Category One.

So if you are in the Leazes or Gallowgate the prices for normal season tickets for adults went up from £628 t o £659 for 2019/20.

Whilst if you sit in the East Stand you are Category One and saw the price go up from £772 to £811 for an adult season ticket.

That works out per match for 2019/20 at £34.68 for Leazes/Gallowgate and £42.68 for the East Stand.

Plus, individual match by match tickets will be even more expensive that this next season overall.

I am a big fan of German football as well as Newcastle United and take a keen interest, usually heading over as well to see at least a couple of Bundesliga matches each season.

I noticed this week that Germany’s international broadcaster DW Sports had collated information on what season ticket holders would be paying at each club this coming season (2019/20) and it makes VERY interesting comparisons with the Newcastle United Season Ticket prices.

They quoted the prices in euros and with the euro currently being around 90% of the value of the pound, I knocked off 10% for ease of showing prices in pounds for easier comparison with NUFC.

In Germany of course they have standing areas, some massive, at Bundesliga stadiums.

So the first price(s) are for standing season tickets at each Bundesliga club and then in brackets the seated season ticket price(s).

(The only other thing to bear in mind is that in the Bundesliga they only have 17 home matches each season compared to 19 in the Premier League)

£180 (£315 to £566) Augsburg

£180 (£318 to £675) Hertha Berlin

£170 to £183 (£428 to £612) Union Berlin

£197 (£365 to £844) Borussia Dortmund

£230 (£327 to £683) Fortuna Dusseldorf

£166 (£355 to £681) Eintracht Frankfurt

£176 to £189 (£374 to £715) Freiburg

£135 (£236 to £526) Hoffenheim

£135 to £149 (£292 to £715) FC Koln

£162 (£243 to £666) RB Leipzig

£171 (£261 to £536) Bayer Leverkusen

£135 to £161 (£263 to £556) Mainz

£181 (£329 to £563) Borussia Monchengladbach

£203 (£527 to £663) Paderborn

£131 (£315 to £689) Bayern Munich

£171 to £237 (£328 to £796) Schalke

£90 to £149 (£168 to £396) Wolfsburg

£176 (£279 to £657) Werder Bremen

There is a lot to take in…

Many Newcastle fans would love the chance to stand at matches and on average across the 18 Bundesliga clubs it works out at less than £10 per match for adult season ticket holders.

At Newcastle it is £659 for normal adult season tickets behind the goal in the Leazes and Gallowgate, in Germany for eight of the clubs their most expensive season tickets cost  less than the lowest normal season ticket at St James Park.

Whilst another six have their very most expensive season tickets no more than £30 higher than those NUFC fans in the Gallowgate and Leazes, with of course the vast majority of those season tickets at the six German clubs far lower than that.

As for the other four German clubs, who have the most expensive season tickets prices at £700 or more, it is the same story. Only a very small number of season tickets are at that highest level, with most priced closer to their lowest stated prices above.

It isn’t only Newcastle United of course, as the Premier League in general is shocking for ticket prices, especially considering it has higher revenues than any other European league.

What is especially annoying though, is that Mike Ashley keeps claiming Newcastle season ticket prices are generally amongst the cheapest in the Premier League, something which is clearly untrue. Newcastle fans tends to be amongst the most expensive outside the top six successful clubs, plus of course now Mike Ashley is raising prices on top of that each season.

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