Thursday, 29 October 2020 18:06

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Newcastle United have agreed to refund season ticket holders for behind-closed-doors games this season.

Thousands of supporters had money withdrawn from their bank accounts as part of long-term season ticket deals despite being unable to attend matches because of coronavirus.

But the club says it will now reimburse fans in three stages over the season.

The first refund, for the first five home league games this campaign, will reach fans by mid-December.

Depending on if and when supporters are let back into St James' Park, further refunds will come in early 2021 and at the end of the season.

Fans can also opt to pay off their season tickets for 2021-22.

They have until Friday, 27 November to request a refund for the first five matches.