Number of Newcastle v Wolves tickets still unsold is revealed
With just over a week 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.
However, once again there looked less than the official figure actually inside St James Park.
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.
On top of that, with it being Manchester United visiting, you were always going to have plenty of football tourists, plus Mike Ashley refused to put any barriers in place to prevent Man Utd fans buying tickets in the home sections. Many Newcastle fans reporting after the game that they’d had away supporters sat next to them, although the true number of Man Utd fans was never discovered because the away side were so woeful they did nothing to get them out of their seats.
Mike Ashley’s people and the media close to them, were keen to talk of the Newcastle fanbase potentially having turned now and many thousands now set to return on a regular basis, so what has proved to be the truth?
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.
So at 7am on Thursday 17 October the unsold Newcastle v Wolves tickets are:
East Stand – 437 seats available
Gallowgate East Corner – 122 seats available
Gallowgate Stand – 1,584 seats available
Gallowgate West Corner – 352 seats available
Leazes East Corner – 517 seats available
Leazes Stand – 1,599 seats available
Leazes West Corner – 1,455 seats available
Milburn Stand – 2.025 seats available
By my calculations, that adds up to at least 8,081 unsold Newcastle v Wolves tickets in normal ticketing areas.
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. Plus Wolves haven’t sold out the away end as yet.
The match by match tickets for this game went on sale three weeks ago to season ticket holders and members, then two weeks ago to the general public.
So you have to ask yourself just how many tickets are going to be sold in the next week and a bit.
I wonder how many competitions to win Newcastle v Wolves tickets we might see in the coming days…
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