Newcastle v Cambridge tickets heading for a sellout as Level 7 sold block by block
Newcastle v Cambridge tickets remain on sale but it is now looking like it is going to be the latest sellout under the new Newcastle United owners..
Cambridge fans reacted well to the FA Cup Third Round draw, their comments (see below) after drawing Newcastle United away, suggesting that a fair few Cambridge fans could be interested in a trip to Tyneside, the League One club close to selling their full 5,000 allocation.
The away side are entitled to 15% of capacity, around 7,500 in total, but clearly now they won’t 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 on Monday morning at the official NUFC ticketing site shows that the entire lower bowl is now sold out, with the Gallowgate, East Stand, Leazes (apart from Level 7) and Milburn (apart from Level 7) stands seeing all Newcastle v Cambridge tickets gone.
Cambridge United have now come out the other end of their Covid cases postponing matches, with their home League One match against Portsmouth going ahead today. Whilst with Newcastle United given a 12 days gap after Man Utd ahead of this FA Cup game, there will surely be nothing from the NUFC end to stop it going ahead, especially with it likely to see promising young players such as Elliot Anderson and Joe White getting a rare chance.
Up in Level 7, Cambridge have been selling tickets block by block, starting with the usual away fans area, the block in Leazes Level 7 nearest to the East Stand. It appears that their 5,000 tickets covered nine blocks and the last few remaining tickets they are selling, are in LWC-L7C, which is the ninth block counting from the right and is in the corner between Leazes and Milburn.
This means that when Newcastle United started selling Level 7 tickets, they have started at the very opposite end.
Of the ten blocks they have to sell in Level 7 against Cambridge, NUFC starting at the Milburn block nearest to the Gallowgate. That is MS-L7A and this is now completely sold out, block MS-L7B also sold out, so now NUFC selling MS-L7C which has only 42 tickets left to be sold (at 11am on Monday morning).
With five days to go until the game, I think the match is looking a definite sellout. With these seven blocks of Newcastle v Cambridge tickets up in Level 7 the only ones remaining , I think on Monday morning we are looking at no more than 6,000 tickets left to go and it will be great to see yet another 52k+ St James Park crowd. One of the truly depressing things of the Mike Ashley, was how eventually he sickened fans so much, that we started to see 10,000 empty seats (sometimes more) for some Premier League games, never mind cup ones.
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 (if any remaining…).
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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