Newcastle announce half-price season tickets
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Newcastle have moved to boost attendances at St James' Park by offering
half-price season-tickets for the rest of the season.
From 2pm today, existing season-ticket holders will be able to buy additional season tickets at 50% of the price.
Fans who purchase the extra season tickets will be able to watch the club's remaining 14 Barclays Premier League games at an average cost of less than £15 while children will be able to attend for £2.64 per match.
The offer means a standard Gallowgate season ticket, that would have cost £558 at the beginning of the season, now costs £207.
Although Newcastle sit fourth in the table after an impressive unbeaten start, they are yet to fill the 52,339-capacity St James' Park once, with this season's average crowd currently standing at 46,111.
Managing director Derek Llambias hopes the offer will help boost attendances at home matches and make the ground a fortress.
Llambias said in a statement: "We have been delighted with the tremendous start we have made to the season so far, and the fantastic support of our fans.
"What we'd like to do now is encourage even more supporters to come to St. James' Park and get behind the team.
"The atmosphere of a full house at Newcastle United is hard to beat and I know from talking to (manager) Alan (Pardew), his coaching staff and the players just how much it lifts the team and can give us the edge.
"We also know how difficult it is for many people to afford to follow the team, especially in the current economic climate.
"Our aim is to make supporting Newcastle United as affordable as possible for as many people as possible. On top of the 10-year price freeze we introduced in the summer, this is another initiative we are sure will be popular."
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