Newcastle’s home match against Tottenham on October 17 has sold out, making it the first game at St James’ Park since the club’s purchase was confirmed. On Friday morning, the club issued a statement stating that all seats had been swiped, with only a few hospitality seats remaining for sale. It’s the first time this season that they’ve sold out a game.
Thousands of fans queued online to secure their place for the new period, and season tickets were also in high demand. Newcastle’s takeover was confirmed on Thursday evening, when the Premier League announced that the Saudi-backed consortium had passed the Owners and Directors Test, paving the way for the deal to be completed.
Thousands of supporters gathered outside the stadium to welcome in the new era and bid farewell to Mike Ashley’s unhappy tenure. And on Sunday, October 17, some of those fans, together with the new owners, will be inside the stadium to witness the team’s first steps onto the pitch in the new era.
Current and former players have joined supporters in expressing their delight at the takeover, with Isaac Hayden joining the likes of Rob Lee, Shay Given, and Warren Barton in tweeting about it.
Source: Daily Mail