The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been venting their frustration at their club on Twitter today as the club have hiked the prices of season tickets by up to £100 in some areas. The club announced via Twitter that fans can now renew their season tickets and it’s been met by angry responses as the fans went to the Newcastle website to find the increase in price.
SEASON TICKETS: You can now renew your season ticket online for the 2018/19 @premierleague season!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 13, 2018
St James Park capacity of just over 52,000 means that the club consistently have a large amount of money coming in from the gate, plus the fact that the Premier League TV money has come in and is the largest fee that it has ever been means that the fans can rightly aggrieved by having to pay more money to watch their side turn out every other week in Newcastle.
The Magpies will be expecting some big money to pumped into the club in the form of a transfer budget as the club look to kick on from this season’s 10th place finish. The fans will most likely still pay for their season tickets, despite the prices going up, leaving Mike Ashey with more money in his pocket that the club won’t see invested into the team. Although if funds do become available, the fans will at least be able to say they’ve contributed further.
You can read our irate Geordies’ comments on the new season ticket prices here:
Nice of you to inform everybody that the prices were going up
— Scotty T NUFC (@ScottyT9804) 13 June 2018
How are you justifying these hikes with a huge increase in TV revenue and an unstable situation with manager and players?
— Mark Wallace (@walla81) June 13, 2018
£100 price hike, we best be signing Messi
— David Parker (@davidp2307) June 13, 2018
Cheers for putting the prices up with no announcement, pretty sneaky
— RBS (@digi_rascal) June 13, 2018
£108 price hike on my seat lad I’m in shock
— Rich Miller Nufc (@Rich1982Miller) 13 June 2018
wow…over 20% increase from last years price
— Adam Walker (@adamwalker1985) 13 June 2018
Newcastle fans are well within their rights to be fuming at the club. Price rises are the last thing the fans wanted or expected, yet some fans are faced with paying over £100 more just to watch their team play football.