It has been revealed today that Newcastle United’s Premier League match this weekend is to have a huge drop in attendance, keeping up with the recent trend.
Chronicle Live state that around 8,000 seats were left unsold for the fixture meaning that they would have a gate around 42,000.
It would be their lowest attendance in seven years, less than the amount they had (44,157) for their recent 1-1 draw against Watford.
The only thing that could prevent it from happening is if more ‘walk-up fans on the day’ chose to attend the game or had bought their ticket late at the end of the week.
What doesn’t help is tomorrow’s game is to be televised on Sky Sports, despite that, the number that will come through the turnstiles will still be one of the biggest over the weekend.
Many would call it impressive, but as mentioned already, it is a significant drop with many fans boycotting games following the exit of Rafa Benitez who left because of Mike Ashley.
Newcastle currently sit 18th in the Premier League table, with Watford and Wolves in the relegation zone.
A report by the Mirror claims the club also have 250 unsold hospitality places: “The dip is costing United at least £300,000 a game in lost revenue and if replicated over a 19 game league season would see gate income dip by almost £6m.”
After finding out that Newcastle could have the lowest attendance in seven years for tomorrow’s match against Brighton, fans took to give their reaction with some glad people are turning their backs on the club – see those tweets on the next page.