Newcastle drop FA Cup ticket prices – and offer bonus to fans who've already bought one

Newcastle United have announced prices for the last remaining FA Cup tickets have been slashed for under-12s.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 12:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 12:17 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: General view outside the stadium as fans arrive prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on December 28, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Steve Bruce’s Magpies are looking to book their place in round five of the competition for the first time since Mike Ashley bought the club, this weekend against Oxford United at St James’s Park.

And in a bid to pack out the stadium, United have made tickets for children aged 12 and under available for just £1.

In a statement, United managing director Lee Charnley underlined the importance of a cup run to Newcastle this season – highlighting a real shift in approach.

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He said: “We wanted to do something a little bit extra to give more young fans the opportunity to come to St. James’ Park and be part of what we hope is a really good cup run.

“We want to give the FA Cup everything we’ve got and hope everyone who comes plays their part by really getting behind Steve and the team.

“We have already shown a commitment to making cup tickets accessible and the reaction has been fantastic. We hope this extra step will ensure even more young supporters and their families can be at the stadium on Saturday as we look to reach the fifth round.”

This offer is for a limited time only with the £1 deal running until close of play on Friday. Kids tickets were originally priced at £5 plus £1 booking fee.

Adult ticket prices remain priced at £10 – the cheapest possible adult price under competition rules – and £5 for other concessionary categories.

No cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day, but any tickets purchased on Saturday will rise to £20 for adults, £10 concessions.

For people who have already purchased tickets prior to the offer, the club statement has offered advice.

It reads: “Supporters who have already purchased tickets for those aged 12 and under before Thursday, January 23 can take their valid junior match ticket to the club shop on matchday and present it for a discount of £5 off all items.”