English Championship football club Bristol City is anticipating its highest attendance in over 20 years when Newcastle United visit Ashton Gate on Saturday.

The club this (Monday) morning released a further 1,000 tickets for the second-tier fixture. The seats are located in the upper tier of Ashton Gate's Lansdown Stand.

Once the extra tickets are snapped up, Bristol City will have sold more than 20,000 tickets for the game. Newcastle has already sold out its allocation.

The highest attendance at Ashton Gate since the Atyeo Stand opened in 1994 is 20,007 for the derby match against Bristol Rovers in 1996.

Ashton Gate, which also serves as the home ground of Premiership rugby union team Bristol Rugby, has undergone major redevelopment work in recent years, with the finishing touches having been added during the summer in time for the new season.

Last month, the 27,000-capacity stadium agreed a first-of-its-kind deal with Zeetta Networks, a spin-out company from the University of Bristol, to trial a new high-density Wi-Fi system during the 2016-17 season.

Ashton Gate is one of a host of global stadium projects to have confirmed their attendance at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Global Summit 2016, which will take place in Manchester and Liverpool from 31 Oct-2 Nov.