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Tickets for the eagerly anticipated Tyne Wear derby go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 2 August.

Tickets for the fixture on 20 August versus Sunderland (12pm kick off) are now available to season ticket holders with 40 or more away loyalty points.

Tickets will be strictly limited to one per person.

A further announcement will be made regarding any further sale of tickets to season ticket holders.

It is not anticipated that any tickets will be made available to Club Members. No away tickets will be made available for general sale during the 2011-12 season.

Tickets will be available to buy from the following outlets:

1. The Online Box Office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2. By calling the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. We're open 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

3. From the Box Office in the St James' Park Official Club Store

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:

Adult £35
Senior Citizen (over 65) £23
Junior (under 16) £13

Ticket Allocation

The club has been allocated 2640 tickets for this fixture. This represents a reduction in ticket allocation compared to the 2010-11 season which is due to an increase in the segregation space between fans in order to allow stewards and the police an opportunity to better manage the home and away supporters.

Supporter Coaches

The club will once again be providing a fleet of free coaches to transport Newcastle United supporters to and from the Stadium of Light.

The club would strongly encourage all supporters to make use of this service as it's the quickest and safest way for supporters to travel to and from this fixture.

Bookings for coach travel can be made from the Box Office. All supporters booking a place on a supporter coach will receive a ticket. Please ensure you bring this ticket with you in order to board the coach.

Coaches will depart Barrack Road at 10am. Please arrive at 9.30am to ensure a prompt departure.

It is expected that Newcastle United fans will be held in the ground for a period of time after the game to allow home fans time to disperse the stadium. Returning coaches will leave the Stadium of Light shortly after this time.