Newcastle have announced ticket holders will be refunded for remaining games this season.
The Magpies are the last club in the Premier League to announce its plans for behind-closed doors games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust welcomed the announcement but said there was ‘nothing to stop’ the decision being made ‘weeks ago’ amid a proposed £300million takeover.
Fans who purchased single match tickets can apply for “a refund or account credit equivalent to the full ticket price for all relevant upcoming matches.”
The statement added: “Supporters who purchased a 2019-20 season ticket will be eligible for a pro-rata refund or pro-rata account credit for the remaining five Premier League home matches.
“This will not include additional half-season tickets which were redeemed free of charge.” The refund process will happen in two stages.
NUST also criticised the club’s decision to charge season ticket holders for next season, even though it’s not clear if fans will be allowed into stadiums.
The trust said: “We will continue to push the club for more certainty on next season as soon as more is known.”
Newcastle resume their 2019/20 campaign when they entertain Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.
Steve Bruce’s side are currently 13th in the table and eight points clear of the relegation zone.