Number of unsold Newcastle v Crystal Palace tickets revealed – Clearly fans waiting for free ones…
I have had a look at the number of unsold Newcastle v Crystal Palace tickets.
This is the next home game in just over a week’s time on Saturday 21 December at 3pm.
It is also of course the last match before the free for all (25% of season ticket holders anyway), with Mike Ashley’s ‘generous’ offer coming into effect for the Everton home game on Saturday 28 December.
The Newcastle United owner in a desperate move to save the ‘credibility’ of his retail empire advertising, by giving away 10,000 free half season tickets.
Interesting to see if there are still any number of visible empty seats from that Everton game onwards.
With the crowd last Sunday against Southampton hitting a nine year low (including in the Championship!!!) of 42,303, the NUFC owner pushing the button on his embarrassing give away.
First things first though, what about the number of unsold Newcastle v Crystal Palace tickets?
Tickets have been on sale for 31 days already, so difficult to see many people suddenly deciding in the next week that this is a game they are up for going to.
Unless of course Mike Ashley decides to just hand out for free the tickets he can’t sell…
I have counted up how many tickets are still unsold for this Palace game via the club’s online ticketing website which shows details of all the sections of St James Park, which allows fans to pick their 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 Crystal Palace tickets still unsold as of tonight (Thursday):
East Stand – 378 seats available
Gallowgate East Corner – 82 seats available
Gallowgate Stand – 1,286 seats available
Gallowgate West Corner – 217 seats available
Leazes East Corner – 528 seats available
Leazes Stand – 1,084 seats available
Leazes West Corner – 1,301 seats available
Milburn Stand – 1,589 seats available
By my calculations, that adds up to 6,465 Newcastle v Crystal Palace tickets still unsold in the normal home areas.
Last season Crystal Palace brought just under 1,700 fans on a Saturday afternoon in April.
With this one only four days before Christmas, difficult to see them bringing many more than a thousand.
Which would mean at least around 2,000 empty seats in the away end of the 3,200 away seats available, usually in the past Newcastle fans would have snapped them up but with so many available in the home sections, the club won’t even bother putting them on sale.
The unsold figures above, also don’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. Although the two small corporate areas they now push at ‘normal’ fans every match (Park Grill and Barracks) are showing hundreds of tickets still unsold,
So sad to see so many thousands of empty seats but this is what 13 seasons of this owner has brought us to, where he has to give 10,000 free season tickets away.
It is too late for Mike Ashley in this one though for a mass give away, so at the moment it looks as though there are realistically at least 9,000 or 10,000 unsold Newcastle v Crystal Palace tickets still available.
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