Newcastle v Cambridge tickets update on sales – Thursday
Newcastle v Cambridge tickets remain on sale but it is building up to a very healthy looking crowd.
Cambridge fans reacted well to the FA Cup Third Round draw, their comments (see below) when reacting to drawing Newcastle United away, suggesting that a fair few Cambridge fans could be interested in a trip to Tyneside.
The latest update from the League One side revealing that they have now gone past the four and a half thousand sales point and are now set to sell off the remaining few hundred tickets that remain of their initial 5,000 allocation.
The away side are entitled to 15% of capacity, around 7,500 in total, but it now looks unlikely that they will be taking up that option of an extra 2,500 tickets.
Meanwhile when it comes to home sales of Newcastle v Cambridge tickets, NUFC initially only put tickets on sale for the lower bowl (not level 7).
A look at the official NUFC ticketing site shows that pretty much the entire lower bowl is almost sold out, with the club now selling the last remaining ones, which appear to number in the hundreds and not thousands.
With nine days to go until the 3pm kick-off on Saturday 8 January, I think that sales must have now exceeded the 40,000 mark.
I’m pretty sure that the lower bowl of St James Park holds around 36,000 and level 7 another 16,000 or so around the top of the Leazes and Milburn. So with Cambridge fans on their way to selling their 5,000 tickets up on level 7, that will take the overall sales so far, beyond that 40k mark.
Newcastle United must be set shortly to open up level 7 sales to home fans and when they do, providing Cambridge don’t take up their option of a bigger allocation, would mean another 10,000 or so tickets available for NUFC fans.
Tickets are are on general sale online to Newcastle fans as well as buying by phone etc.
Tickets priced £10 and £5 concessions, though prices double if you wait and buy on the day of the match.
This is how Cambridge fans reacted to the third round FA Cup draw via Twitter:
‘Absolute belter of a draw there, Newcastle United away.’
‘Arguably our BIGGEST AWAY GAME since OT in 2015!
Incredible City, Incredible Stadium, Incredible Fans
Fill the stands with our Amber Army!
The Atmosphere will be ELECTRIC
How we love the FA CUP.’
‘Where can visiting fans go for a drink?’
(Newcastle fan) ‘Hi Lads! Good Luck for the game….gentle reminder, in Newcastle we don’t have away pubs! Just find a pub, grab a pint and enjoy the away day.’
(Newcastle fan) ‘Looking forward to seeing you all, we also have the highest amount of pubs close to the ground compared to any other English team.’
‘Isn’t it something daft like 100 pubs more than whoever is in 2nd place?’
‘I’ve done it with the Arsenal – epic away trip. What you gain in proximity to the station and pubs/clubs you lose in terms of that oxygen-required schlep up to the highest away section in British football Bring the binoculars!’
‘It’ll be Sunday lunchtime.’
‘Stick a holiday in now then.’
‘My first match was at home against Newcastle, so this makes me very happy.
I hope Andy Cole won’t be fit for this one because he battered us in 93.’
‘Dreaming of a 3rd Round upset at the richest club in world football!
Incredible Stadium and City- Get up there CUFC Fans!!’
‘Long trip Jesus Christ.’
‘Yeah a long 2h 20m from Peterborough.’
‘Just about the best possible option for me, absolutely brilliant.’
‘It’ll be an experience like no other!!’
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