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Number of Newcastle v Wolves tickets still unsold is revealed and how many sold in last week

3 weeks ago
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With only four days to go until the game, I have been looking at the number of unsold Newcastle v Wolves tickets.

The official attendance for the last home match against Manchester United was declared by the club as 51,198.

Also, the club had launched a major offensive to try and fill thousands of unsold tickets for what is normally a must-go to game.

Thousands of tickets were sold at heavily discounted prices, close to half price, through universities and other local organisations, plus countless more tickets were given away in numerous competitions.

Heavily tickets have once again been sold through universities and other local organisations for the Wolves game, as well as plenty of competitions giving them away.

However, not having quite the same impact for Sunday’s match.

Last Thursday I counted up how many Newcastle v Wolves tickets were unsold and repeated the exercise once again this morning.

So we can now see how many Newcastle v Wolves tickets are still unsold with only four days until the game and also how many have been sold in this past week.

(The club’s online ticketing website shows details of all the sections of St James Park, which allows fans to pick their Newcastle v Wolves tickets. What that also allows is somebody to then count up how many are still unsold for this next match. I went around every section to total them up, you didn’t need to count the seats one by one, there is a total of unsolds for each section.)

These are the Newcastle v Wolves tickets still unsold in each part of the ground and in brackets, what the unsold totals were last Thursday:

East Stand – (363) 437 seats available

Gallowgate East Corner – 102 (122) seats available

Gallowgate Stand – 1,471 (1,584) seats available

Gallowgate West Corner – 359 (352) seats available (Now a higher number in that section??? Maybe returns from somewhere?)

Leazes East Corner – 490 (517) seats available

Leazes Stand – 1,446 (1,599) seats available

Leazes West Corner – 1,362 (1,455) seats available

Milburn Stand – 1,746 (2,025) seats available

By my calculations, that adds up to 8,081 unsold Newcastle v Wolves tickets last Thursday and now that figure is 7,339.

That shows only 742 tickets sold in that time period.

However, this doesn’t include the approximate 4,000 or so seats in corporate areas, so it is an unknown how many of them remain unsold as well. This week the club have been pushing  sales in corporate areas to normal fans, both on the official club website and by direct emails to fans. Summing up their desperation to try and shift them.

Mike Ashley has hit lucky in one way though, as Wolves have sold out the full away end, selling 3,235 tickets.

The match by match tickets for this game went on sale for weeks ago and with so few tickets sold in the past week, it is questionable whether many more will be sold in these next few days.

As it stands, we are currently looking at sales (including heavily discounted tickets and competition give aways) of no more than 45,000 and potentially a good number less than that with the struggle to sell corporate tickets as well.

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