Newcastle United raises season ticket prices

Newcastle United has raised season ticket prices by 5% for the 2024-25 season, marking the second successive year the club has enforced the increase.

The club’s chief executive Darren Eales claimed the ticketing structure was to help the club remain competitive and “build towards our ambitious targets”.

The Newcastle Supporters Trust (NUST) has written to Earles urging to lower ticket prices and calling for the Premier League side to “resist the temptation to prioritise profits over people”.

Newcastle is the latest English Premier League club to announce a ticket price hike for next season, with LiverpoolArsenalTottenham Hotspur and Manchester City all confirming increases and subsequently receiving backlash from supporters.

“For next season, we have carefully considered our ticketing structure so that we continue to offer excellent value, while remaining competitive on and off the pitch and able to build towards our ambitious targets,” Eales said.

“Although our matchday and operational costs have increased significantly in recent years, we have done our utmost to limit the impact on supporters by increasing revenues elsewhere while continuing to invest in attracting and retaining top talent, and in our facilities and matchday experience.

“We are committed to keeping football affordable, and our ticket prices benchmark favourably compared to the vast majority of our competitors at Premier League level.”

NUST said it was “disappointed” with Newcastle’s price increase and stated that it had not been consulted over the decision.

“Whilst on the face of it 5% may not be as steep as the rises facing some of our counterparts in the Premier League, these increases all add up,” read an NUST statement.

“In a region of the country with less disposable income than others, the increased financial burden is felt keenly.

“We urge both the Premier League and the incoming independent regulator to take action on this and put regulations in place to prevent the exploitation of loyalty.”