Newcastle United fans debate extending - or leaving - St James’ Park after ticket demands

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NewcastleWorld asked the people of Newcastle if the Magpies should extend St James’ Park or build a new stadium to cope with the incredible ticket demands.

The demand for Newcastle United tickets has reached an unprecedented level with the 2022/23 Premier League campaign on the horizon.

It wasn’t too long ago since the Magpies were forced to give away around 10,000 season tickets as fans grew sick and tired of previous owner Mike Ashley’s running of the club.

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Fast forward to now, however, and United have sold all available season tickets with the new owners of PCP Partners, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and RB Sports & Media restoring a continuous wave of hope and ambition.

An extra 1,000 season tickets were snapped up within minutes of going on sale late last month, leaving thousands of fans fearful of essentially being locked out of St James’ Park for years to come.

That has led to hour-long queues even for pre-season games as Eddie Howe’s side prepare to take on Atalanta at Athletic Bilbao on Tyneside at the end of July.

It’s no wonder United fans have debated extending St James’ Park or reluctantly moving out of their historic home if it means meeting the demand for tickets.

Watch the video above as Imogen Holland put that exact question to the people of Newcastle.

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