NEWCASTLE United's next home again against Tottenham Hotspur has sold out after an overwhelming response for tickets. 

On Thursday morning, there were still thousands of tickets available in the Leazes End, Milburn Stand and Level 7 areas of St James' Park - but they have now all been snapped up by fans eager to see the team in action. 

As news of the takeover grew closer, hundreds of tickets were being bought every minute. 

The match on Sunday, October 17 will be broadcast on Sky Sports and the anticipation around the first game in over 14 years outside of Mike Ashley's ownership is clear to see on Tyneside. 

It would also be Bruce’s 1,000th game as a manager.

He said: “If I don’t make it to 1,000 games against Spurs you might say that could only happen to me, but I don’t think it would be cruel. It’s just football.”

It will the first time in 29 months that the stadium will be at full capacity, with many fans disillusioned by the Ashley era set to return. 

The last game when all 52,000+ seats were sold was when Newcastle narrowly lost 2-3 to Liverpool on May 4, 2019, in what proved to be Rafa Benitez's final game in charge. 

Fans have often decried a lack of atmosphere at home games over the last few seasons under Steve Bruce's management.


Yet the much-anticipated return of the WorFlags group, which have become famous for their banner displays at home games, is set to help create an electric atmosphere inside and around St James' Park.