Fulham ticket bombshell for Newcastle United fans
Newcastle United are normally backed by around 5,000 fans at Craven Cottage.
However, the club, at best, may only receive a tiny ticket allocation for the final game of the season against Fulham on May 23.
A limited number of supporters – 10,000 or 25% of capacity, whichever is fewer – will be allowed inside stadiums for the final two rounds of the Premier League season, with coronavirus restrictions set to ease further later this month.
The capacity of Craven Cottage has been cut to less than 20,000 due to development of the stadium’s Riverside Stand, and the works at the ground, which will restrict access, mean the club is “working towards of a figure of 2,000” for the Newcastle game, according to the Daily Mail.
Clubs have been told by the Premier League that the plan is to give five per cent of tickets to away fans.
This would mean an allocation of only 100 tickets for United supporters, who were last able to attend an away game on March 7 last year.
A report in The Times, however, has claimed that the Premier League may abandon plans to allow away fans into games due to opposition from clubs and safety groups.
Meanwhile, Newcastle will be allowed to let in 10,000 fans for the final home game of the season against relegated Sheffield United, which will be played in midweek.
The club, which lasted hosted supporters at St James’s Park on February 29 last year, is yet to reveal how these tickets will be distributed.