The first leg of NUFC’s pre-season has finally been confirmed today, with Monaco, Fenerbahce, Braga and Olympiacos among the opponents – but there has been no confirmation of our game against ADO Den Haag.
The official confirmation comes fairly late with NUFC playing their first pre-season game tomorrow evening in Germany against German D3 side Chemnitzer FC.
According to the club, “due to the cancellation of the Vodacom Challenge tournament in South Africa, arrangements for the games in Germany and Hungary were made in less time than desirable, which has resulted in the late confirmation of these matches.“
After Chemnitzer, NUFC will play AS Monaco (also in Germany) and Turkish side Fenebahce (in Hungary). For the late July trip to Portugal, Newcastle will compete in the Guadiana Torneo against SC Braga (Former mag Hugo Viana’s current club replaced Porto) and Olympiakos.
Here are the all important NUFC pre-season details – All are confirmed, unless otherwise stated:
L – 1-0 - Friday, 13th July – Chemnitzer v NUFC – Stadion an der Gellertstraße, Chemnitz, Germany (6.30pm local / 5.30pm BST) – Ticket details on Chemnitzer website. The game will be LIVE on Saxony TV and Sachsen Fernsehen is carrying a stream. We will have updates from NUFCfans.co.uk fan reporter Gregg Cathrae on this website and @nufcfans on Twitter.
W – 0-1 - Monday, 16th July – AS Monaco v NUFC – Hacker-Pschoor-Arena, Landsberg am Lech, Germany (7pm local / 6pm BST) – LIVE on ESPN UK. Tickets available on the day from the stadium at 5.30pm. Prices – Adults €10, Youth (13-17) €6, Child (0-12) FREE. We will have regular updates on @nufcfans on Twitter.
D – 1-1 - Saturday, 21st July – Fenerbache v NUFC – SC Ritzing’s Sonnenseestadion – ‘Sun Lake Stadium’ in Austria (7.30pm local / 6.30pm BST) – LIVE on ESPN UK. Ticket will be sold outside the stadium on the day, and can be purchased beforehand from Wiener Neustadt.
D – 1-1 – Friday, 27th July – NUFC v Olympiacos (Guadiana Torneo) – Algarve Stadium, Portugal (8.45pm local & BST). LIVE on ESPN UK.
W – 2-1 – Saturday, 28th July – NUFC v SC Braga (Guadiana Torneo) – Algarve Stadium, Portugal (8.45pm local & BST). LIVE on ESPN UK.
W – 1-4 – Wednesday, 1st August – Gateshead v NUFC (reserve team) – International Stadium (7.30pm). Turnstiles in operation from 6.30pm, tickets prices are adults £10, OAP’s £5 and U16s can get in for £2.
D – 0 – 0 – Saturday, 4th August – ADO Den Haag v NUFC – Kyocera Stadium, Netherlands (5pm local / 4pm BST) – Den Haag have confirmed this game with NUFCfans.co.uk and are putting together a matchday programme with a contribution from ourselves. Travelling Toon fans can purchase tickets Online and will be able to buy from the stadium on the day. Here’s an e-mail from the ADO Den Haag press office:
Ticket prices are as follows. Haaglandentribune: €12.50 (touchline), Aad Mansveldtribune: €10 (behind the goal). Prices are exclude handling fee. Before the match the tickets can be sold at the main entrance of the stadium. Saturday, Sunday and Monday closed, Tuesday to Thursday 12:00 – 18:00, Friday 12:00 – 20:00 and on the matchday at the office on the other side of the stadium from 11.00 o’clock.
As far as we know this will be Newcastle’s only match in Holland and they will come with the first team.
UPDATE – Additional information from ADO Den Haag.
W – 1 – 5 – Tuesday, 7th August – Hartlepool United v NUFC – Victoria Park (7.30pm kick off). Ticket details – Adults £10, Children £5. No student concessions. Turnstiles in operation. 4,500 allocation.
L – 4-1 – Saturday, 11th August – Cardiff City v NUFC – Cardiff City Stadium (3pm kick-off). Ticket details - Season ticket and member sale now, 0 points required. Adults £15, U16 £5. There will be no public sale.
What do you think about our pre-season plans? Are you heading out to cheer on the lads in pre-season? It certainly looks like ideal preparation for our European campaign.
Howay The Lads.