Carabao Cup live TV games now announced
The choice of Carabao Cup live TV games has now been revealed.
Earlier on Thursday we saw Newcastle United confirm (see below) that the second round tie against Leicester will be played on Wednesday 28 August with a 7.45pm kick-off.
When the date was confirmed, there was no mention of whether or not it had been chosen for live TV.
Sky Sports have the rights to the competition and are showing two live matches from the first round to the fifth round, then both legs of each Carabao Cup semi-final and the (League Cup) Carabao Cup final on TV.
With the Newcastle v Leicester game the most high profile of the round and the only one between two Premier League clubs, it looked very likely it would be chosen.
However, Sky Sports have now chosen the Carabao Cup live TV games for the second round and have gone with the underdogs/giant killing approach.
The two games chosen are:
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Newport County v West Ham
Wednesday 28th August 2019
Lincoln City v Everton
Newcastle United official announcement:
Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup Second Round tie at home to Leicester City will be played on Wednesday, 28th August, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Tickets for the clash – the two sides’ first ever meeting in the competition – are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, though will rise to £20 and £10 respectively if bought on the day.
Season ticket holders will be able to purchase their seat as of 3pm on Thursday, 15th August. Please note that only the lower bowl area of St. James’ Park will be open initially.
As of 10am on Saturday, 17th August, season ticket holders will be able to buy alternative seats, plus extras, while tickets will also go on sale to Members (all online only).
Seats will then be released for general sale at 10am on Monday, 19th August through all of the club’s sales channels.
Original Platinum Club Members (Milburn Stand, Areas L2C – L2F) do not need to take any action, as their match ticket will be posted out.
How to buy
To purchase tickets, please visit book.nufc.co.uk, call 0344 372 1892 or visit the St. James’ Park Box Office (Milburn Stand) in person.
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