Ticket blow for Newcastle fans after Hull turn down request for more cup tickets

Hull City have turned down Newcastle United's request for more tickets for next month's EFL Cup quarter-final at the KCOM Stadium.

Newcastle fans at Oakwell
Newcastle fans at Oakwell

And the tie will be played on Tuesday, November 29 (7.45pm kick-off).

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Newcastle – who drew a 49,042 crowd to St James's Park on Tuesday night for their fourth-round tie against Preston North End – are set to get around 2,500 seats for the game.

United had asked for a larger allocation at the 25,000-seater KCOM Stadium given the demand for tickets on Tyneside.

However, Hull turned the approach down.

The Hull Daily Mail report that the Premier League club, which has reduced ticket prices for home fans, wants to "maximise home support".

Newcastle have been well backed on their travel so far this season.

More than 5,500 supporters watched last week's 2-0 win over Barnsley at Oakwell, while the club sold out its 5,600 allocation for tomorrow's Championship game against Preston at Deepdale.

Hull's average league attendance this season is 21,582.