Manchester United’s ticket pricing for Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup visit has been criticized.
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) has criticized Manchester United’s ticket pricing for the Carabao Cup fourth round clash next month.
Newcastle United will play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday, November 1 in a rematch of the Wembley final from February. The Magpies have received nearly 7,000 away tickets, with the Red Devils costing £39 for an adult ticket. This, along with the delayed kick-off time of 8:15pm, which has hindered supporters from returning to the North East immediately following the game by public transportation, has compelled NUST to issue a strongly worded statement.
“£39 for @ManUtd away in the @Carabao_Cup is scandalous and makes a mockery of the £30 @premierleague away ticket price cap,” NUST said on X. “Add in a ridiculous kick off time – match-going fans taken for granted time and time again.”
Man United’s price has risen by £9 from the previous round, when they defeated Crystal Palace.
On Thursday, tickets for the visit to Old Trafford went on sale.
“Newcastle United have been allocated more than 7,000 tickets for their Carabao Cup fourth round tie at Manchester United,” the announcement said.
“Tickets for the 20:15 GMT kick-off on Wednesday, November 1st at Old Trafford are now on sale to season ticket holders with 25 or more away points.”
Sales began at 14:00 BST on Thursday, October 5th, and there will be incremental point drops every day (excluding weekends) at 14:00 BST, subject to availability.
“Following supporter consultation, a limited allocation will be available via season ticket holder ballot for those who do not meet the away points threshold.” This ballot will go up following the last point drop and will be open for 24 hours.