Newcastle United announced on its official Twitter account on Friday that the club have raised ticket prices to £20 for adults and £10 for concessions for supporters buying tickets on the day for Saturday’s clash with French side St Etienne. Unsurprisingly, given the contentious relationship between the club in its present state and the supporters, this hasn’t gone down well with the Toon Army whatsoever. This is a pre season friendly, after all, so raising ticket prices is never going to be popular with the fans. But when you have eroded all good will due to the way the club has been run into the ground by the current owner, you simply can’t get away with things like this. It does seem strange that if the club hasn’t sold enough tickets for this game already that they would decide to RAISE the prices on the day. That doesn’t seem like it makes much business sense, does it? Apparently supporters need to get there early, as well, because there are so many ticket collections… does that sound likely given the proposed boycott coming next week against Arsenal? It’s just a bizarre situation.
Please note that ticket prices rise to £20 for adults and £10 for concessions on the day of the game.
Nothing but Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below.