Lee Charnley releases FREE half-season tickets at Newcastle United after Steve Bruce plea

Newcastle United are offering free half-season tickets to fans – after Steve Bruce called on the club to fill St James’s Park.

There were 10,000 empty seats at the stadium for yesterday’s 2-1 win over Southampton as fans continue to stay away in protest at owner Mike Ashley.

And the club’s average attendance is down by 5,000 compared to last season.

Speaking after the game, head coach Bruce said: “It’s difficult for people to afford to come to the matches, so maybe there’s something we can do as a club to try to get the numbers up. We need St James’s Park full again.”

St James's Park.

The club today announced that it was offering season-ticket holders a free additional half-season ticket for its final 10 Premier League games following talks between Bruce and managing director Lee Charnley.

“Steve and I spoke after Sunday’s win against Southampton about what we could do to bring as many people as possible into the stadium,” said Charnley.

“While of course we want to encourage fans to come back, and also to attract new fans, at this time we wanted to do something specifically for our existing season-ticket holders to reward them for their loyalty and support of Steve and the players.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been to matches so far this season.”


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Steve Bruce.

Applications for the free half-season tickets will open at 10am tomorrow, and fans are “strongly advised” to apply via book.nufc.co.uk. Family area seating is available on 0344 372 1892.