Newcastle United have confirmed ticket details for the FA Cup quarter final against Manchester City.

Season ticket holders can currently purchase their own seat for the game on March 21st, but there’s a catch…

The priority booking is only available to season ticket holders in the lower bowl of the stadium. Meanwhile, level seven season ticket holders must wait until Friday.

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This is because of FA regulations. Rules state that away fans are entitled to 15% of the ground, more than the usual amount for Premier League games.

Therefore, Manchester City fans may take up areas where season ticket holders are sat up in the gods. The club have confirmed that season ticket holders in these areas will have priority elsewhere come Friday.

While this is understandable, it’s hardly a fair way of doing things.

Thousands of people up in level seven have paid good money for their season ticket, but have to wait while someone with a free season ticket can guarantee their seat for the quarter final.

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Paid up season ticket holders surely should have had priority, as they’re the ones actually putting money into the club.

I don’t have a problem with people who got a free season ticket, but it’s mightily unfair that they should get priority over fans who have actually paid for their seat.

 

Multiple fans agree, with a large portion of the Toon Army furious following the club’s announcement.

FA Cup ticket announcement causes controversy

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