Record Globe Arena crowd expected for Newcastle cup clash

Morecambe fans queue for Newcastle tickets on Sunday morning. Picture: Stephen Richardson.
Morecambe fans queue for Newcastle tickets on Sunday morning. Picture: Stephen Richardson.

Morecambe are on track to have a record Globe Arena crowd for their big Capital One Cup clash with Newcastle.

The seated Peter McGuigan Stand has sold out after fans queued from early on Sunday morning as tickets went on general sale for the televised game with the Premier League giants on Wednesday, August 28.

It’s now standing room only for the Shrimps’ biggest match since their Conference Play-Off final win at Wembley in 2007 with tickets remaining in the Omega Holidays Stand behind the goal and the uncovered North Terrace.

Newcastle have also sold out their allocation of 1,800 tickets meaning the record attendance of 5,003 for the 3-1 defeat to Burnley back in 2010 at the same stage of the competition shortly after the Shrimps’ Westgate home opened looks set to be broken, with the club hoping to get close to the near 6,500 
capacity.

Commercial director Mark Dixon said: “We’re heading for a record crowd that should beat when we had Burnley here in the equivalent game just after the Globe opened.

“It’s just a matter now of how many people locally come out.

“The reaction so far has been great.

“People were queueing from 8am on Sunday morning and the seats were sold out by lunchtime.”

Standing tickets are available from £14 for adults, £11 for concessions and £5 for juniors.

Tickets are available from the club shop at the Globe Arena all this week between 10am and 6pm or by calling 01524 402307 between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.