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Newcastle United announce tickets still on sale for Sheffield United on Thursday afternoon

1 month ago
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Newcastle United have announced on Thursday afternoon that there are still tickets remaining for the Sheffield United match.

Newcastle play the Blades on Wednesday 19 May with a 6pm kick-off.

An initial ballot to apply for tickets was announced last week but now Newcastle United have said there is a limited number of tickets available on a first come first served basis until 7pm tonight.

Only ‘eligible season ticket holders’ (see below) are able to apply.

It doesn’t sound like the original ballot was significantly oversubscribed, as surely if the club had a load of fans who had been unsuccessful when originally applying, they would just have sent out a mass email offering these remaining tickets to them?

The limit was always and remains 10,000 fans allowed in, so it isn’t as though the total supply of tickets has increased.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

‘A limited number of match tickets for Newcastle United’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United are now on sale to remaining 2019/20 season ticket holders until 7pm on Thursday 13th May.

The Magpies host the Blades at 6pm (BST) on Wednesday 19th May.

The club held a ticket ballot for eligible season ticket holders on long term deals and with account credit last week, with tickets initially available in singles, pairs and a small number of fours.

With a higher percentage of single seats reserved than anticipated, the stadium seating plan has been reconfigured to ensure a safe social distance is adhered to.

In order to provide a safe, enjoyable and Covid-secure environment for supporters, the lower bowl is now at maximum safe capacity and Level 7 will be opened for Wednesday’s match.

HOW TO BUY

A limited number of tickets will be on sale to 2019/20 season ticket holders who do not hold account credit until 7pm (BST) on Thursday 13th May.

All remaining tickets will be for Level 7 seating areas.

Tickets are priced at £30 for adults and £15 for juniors and will be sold on a first come first served basis to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

If you are an eligible supporter (who held a season ticket in 2019/20, excluding those with free half season tickets) and wish to purchase a ticket, please visit book.nufc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Home%20Tickets.

With high demand anticipated and limited capacity available we appreciate that we have many loyal supporters who may miss out and for this we sincerely apologise and look forward to welcoming you back next season.

A DIFFERENT MATCHDAY

As we introduce Covid-19 protocols to keep you and others as safe as possible, your matchday experience may look and feel very different.

Accordingly, we ask all supporters to review the matchday protocols in place before deciding whether or not to register at this stage.

All supporters who wish to attend are required to:

• Complete a Health Questionnaire within the 72-hour period prior to kick-off;
• Provide their details to enable NHS Track & Trace;
• Sign up to a new Supporter Code of Conduct outlining measures implemented to support our overriding objective of keeping supporters and participants safe, including maintenance of social distancing, good hand hygiene and wearing a face covering at all times, unless exempt;
• Inform the club if their health circumstances change and refrain from attending the stadium on matchday if possible exposure to Covid-19 is suspected.

MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE

To help eligible supporters to make informed decisions about whether or not they would like to attend, and to find out more about the ticket ballot and how to apply, we have compiled all the key information in one place.

Please visit our Matchday Hub for further information at nufc.co.uk/return-of-fans/.

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