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Norwich City consider Carrow Road summer expansion


McNally defends season ticket pricing

Norwich City chief executive David McNally says the club will look at the possibility of increasing the capacity of Carrow Road this summer.

The club have announced a record 20,500 fans have bought season tickets ahead of the first deadline for next term.

A year ago that figure stood at 18,500 and the Canaries moved to expand the ground by 1,000 extra seats.

"I'll have a look again to see if we can extend the capacity for next season," McNally told BBC Look East.

"We put in over 1,000 new seats last summer, the great news for me is most people when they arrived for the first game of the season could not identify where those new seats were.

"If we can do something similar this year, if we have the money, that's something we'll consider."

We have two or thee different routes we would look at but it wouldn't be anything like a stand development

David McNally

Norwich's average attendance this season of 25,245 is the third best in the Championship, behind Leeds and Derby County.

Earlier in the year the club revealed plans to add another 8,000 seats to the current capacity of 27,000, with one possibility to redevelop the Geoffrey Watling Stand.

But McNally said any additions this summer would not be dramatic.

"We have two or thee different routes we would look at but it wouldn't be anything like a stand development," he explained.

"Clearly enjoying football in a safe, secure, comfortable surrounding is important to us.

"We'll find safe comfortable places for the new seats, if we don't then they won't go in."

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see also
Norwich weigh up promotion charge
19 Jan 11 |  Norwich
Norwich City unveil Premier plan
01 Dec 10 |  Norwich
Norwich capacity increase begins
09 Jun 10 |  Norwich
Norwich rule out Carrow Road sale
13 Jan 10 |  Norwich
McNally appointed Canaries chief
12 Jun 09 |  Norwich

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