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Mike Ashley now raises match by match Newcastle United ticket prices for new season

3 years ago

It has now been confirmed that Mike Ashley has raised the Newcastle United ticket prices for people who pay match by match.

The NUFC owner raised season ticket prices by 5% this summer, that followed prices going up by as much as 20% for some season ticket holders the previous (2018) summer.

Mike Ashley and his people have repeatedly claimed that NUFC season ticket prices are some of the lowest in the Premier League and that is simply not true.

The Newcastle United season ticket prices are amongst the highest, outside that handful of successful clubs at the top.

That goes for match by match tickets as well.

Thanks to Chris Holt, these are the match by match ticket prices that Newcastle fans were charged for each game last season (2018/19) when tickets went on general sale:

As you can see, last season Newcastle fans had to pay £39 for tickets against Arsenal in the Leazes and Gallowgate, whilst for the east Stand it was £50.

The Newcastle v Arsenal tickets went on sale to season ticket holders and members yesterday (Monday 22 July). They always get access to tickets first and prices are almost always a couple of quid cheaper than for the general public, which they should be because members have to pay £35 (adult) for one season and under 13s pay £20.

The members prices for Arsenal that were released yesterday, saw them charged £39 for tickets in the Gallowgate/Leazes, with £50 for the East Stand. This represents a £2 rise on both, pretty much following that 5% increase in season ticket prices figure.

Tickets go on online general sale from this Thursday 25 July and so Newcastle fans look set to have to pay £41 to sit in the Leazes/Gallowgate for Arsenal and £52 for the East Stand, unless they buy a £35 membership first.

On Monday morning, there were still 11,408 tickets unsold in season ticket areas before these tickets also went up for sale as match by match ones for Arsenal.

For a club that has had this shambles of a summer and has shown less than zero ambition, these ever rising ticket prices are just yet another unfunny joke in Mike Ashley’s running of Newcastle United.


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