Manchester United sold out in 24 hours – Burnley not sold out with 24 hours to go – Sort it out!
The home match against Manchester United is three and a half weeks away.
On Wednesday (1 December 2021) the tickets went on sale online at the official Newcastle United ticketing site.
As soon as they went on sale at 10am, you had to queue for around half an hour to then get the chance to access, choose and buy your tickets for that Manchester United match.
It was obvious then that the tickets wouldn’t be on sale for long and sure enough, only 24 hours later on Thursday morning the club were holding up the sold out sign.
In the 27 months that Steve Bruce was here as Head Coach, only on one occasion was there over 52,000 paying customers inside St James Park. That was for the 3-2 defeat by Tottenham, Steve Bruce’s LAST game, though most importantly, the new owners’ FIRST match.
The combination of Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce had led to over 10,000 season tickets going unsold this season.
Full houses had followed at St James Park until we got to Tuesday night…
In an earlier article I made clear my disappointment that we didn’t have every seat filled for that crucial Norwich match.
The eventual crowd was 50,757 and as you can see from the photo above, those empty seats were in the sections usually occupied by away supporters. However, Newcastle fans had also failed to buy up these bonus seats to give their support for that vital relegation six pointer.
Which brings me to Burnley…
Less than 24 hours to go and still we haven’t sold out St James Park for this second relegation six pointer of the week.
Once again, the remaining empty seats are in the sections usually taken up by away fans.
Burnley only took a 1,624 allocation and now Newcastle United are selling section by section the seats Burnley didn’t take up.
Currently it is section LWC-L7F in the upper Leazes End where you can buy tickets and including that section there are around 200 seats you can choose from.
However, I am guessing that in total there are probably still at least 1,500 seats unsold, including areas usually for away fans that aren’t yet opened up for Newcastle fans to buy.
This is such a crucial match and I totally understand why many people will have seen the Manchester United match as more attractive.
However…if you want to have the best chance of enjoying that Manchester United match, we need to beat Burnley and give ourselves the best chance of getting some momentum and confidence towards avoiding relegation.
So….if you haven’t got a ticket for the match tomorrow and can get to the game, please buy a ticket and help make this an even better atmosphere than that Norwich game the other night.
Every fan counts.
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