Newcastle set to SELL OUT first Championship home game

St James's Park
St James's Park

Newcastle United's first Championship home game is heading for a sell out.

The club today revealed that ticket sales for Saturday's game against Huddersfield Town had passed 50,000.

And Newcastle expect the fixture to sell out in the next 48 hours.

United said on Twitter: "We're set for a SELL OUT on Saturday! We've passed 50,000 tickets sales already!"

The crowd for the first home game of club's last Championship campaign in 2009-10 was 36,944.

Newcastle beat Reading 3-0 that day thanks to a hat-trick from Shola Ameobi.